Overton, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Overton had a population of 581 as of July 1, 2016. Overton ranks in 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 Overton is located at latitude 40.7406 and longitude -99.5374 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Overton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,320 feet.

The Village of Overton (GNIS ID: 2399600) 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 Overton is located within Overton Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dawson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Overton 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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Overton, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 581
Population in Households 581
Population in Familes 506
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,075
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 221
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 274 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 53 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $85,145
Average Home Value $120,399


Median Household Income $50,276
Average Household Income $58,200
Per Capita Income $22,030
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.24%
Households -0.43% -0.27%
Families 0.29% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Overton, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Overton 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 # 181 69th
Population Density1 # 209 64th
Diversity Index2 # 94 84th
Median Household Income # 260 55th
Per Capita Income # 533 8th

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