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Gothenburg, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Gothenburg had a population of 3,530 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Gothenburg is located at latitude 40.9247 and longitude -100.1539 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gothenburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,566 feet.

The City of Gothenburg (GNIS ID: 2394936) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 Gothenburg is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dawson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Gothenburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Gothenburg, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,530
Population in Households 3,467
Population in Familes 2,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density1 983
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,475
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 966
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,032 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 443 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $100,801
Average Home Value $119,119


Median Household Income $44,805
Average Household Income $56,970
Per Capita Income $23,695
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.19%
Households -0.24% -0.16%
Families -0.16% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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.


Gothenburg, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gothenburg to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 43 93rd
Population Density1 # 235 60th
Diversity Index2 # 166 72nd
Median Household Income # 374 36th
Per Capita Income # 390 33rd

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