Chadron, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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The City of Chadron had a population of 5,868 as of July 1, 2016. Chadron ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chadron is located at latitude 42.826 and longitude -103.0023 in Dawes County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chadron (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dawes County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,379 feet.

The City of Chadron (GNIS ID: 2393793) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Chadron is located within Election Precinct 03, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dawes County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chadron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Chadron, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,868
Population in Households 5,097
Population in Familes 3,542
Population in Group Qrtrs 771
Population Density1 1,512
Diversity Index2 31
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,358
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,229
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,600 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,125 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,233 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $113,923
Average Home Value $133,933
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,569
Average Household Income $50,616
Per Capita Income $21,626
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% -0.2%
Households 0.36% 0.01%
Families 0.46% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chadron, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chadron to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 95th
Population Density1 # 102 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 65 89th
Median Household Income # 466 20th
Per Capita Income # 543 7th

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