Big Springs, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Big Springs, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The Village of Big Springs had a population of 393 as of July 1, 2016. Big Springs 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 Big Springs is located at latitude 41.0609 and longitude -102.0745 in Deuel County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Big Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Deuel County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,373 feet.

The Village of Big Springs (GNIS ID: 2398119) 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 Big Springs is located within Big Springs Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Deuel County.

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


Total Population 393
Population in Households 393
Population in Familes 314
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 887
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 134 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $86,607
Average Home Value $108,835


Median Household Income $39,652
Average Household Income $64,913
Per Capita Income $29,160
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.28% -0.15%
Households -0.52% -0.22%
Families 0.27% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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.

Big Springs, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Springs 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 # 235 60th
Population Density1 # 274 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 70 88th
Median Household Income # 490 16th
Per Capita Income # 160 73rd

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