Farnam, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Farnam, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The Village of Farnam had a population of 166 as of July 1, 2016. Farnam ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for 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 Farnam is located at latitude 40.7065 and longitude -100.2155 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Farnam (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,753 feet.

The Village of Farnam (GNIS ID: 2398864) 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 Village of Farnam is located within Farnam Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dawson County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Farnam: Farnm.

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


Total Population 166
Population in Households 166
Population in Familes 143
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 247
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 71
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 100 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (29.0%)
Median Home Value $118,056
Average Home Value $155,189


Median Household Income $62,547
Average Household Income $68,694
Per Capita Income $28,300
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.47% -0.36%
Households -0.66% -0.28%
Families 1.6% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.

Farnam, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Farnam 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 # 373 36th
Population Density1 # 501 14th
Diversity Index2 # 101 83rd
Median Household Income # 69 88th
Per Capita Income # 214 63rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.