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The Village of Emerson had a population of 792 as of July 1, 2016. Emerson 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 Emerson is located at latitude 42.2782 and longitude -96.7263 in Dixon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Emerson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dixon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Emerson are located in Dixon County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Dakota County, and Thurston County.

The Village of Emerson (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Emerson is located within Emerson Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dixon County.

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


Total Population 792
Population in Households 785
Population in Familes 660
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,673
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 334
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 248 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 87 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $96,642
Average Home Value $132,794


Median Household Income $53,392
Average Household Income $64,176
Per Capita Income $25,789
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.94% -0.64%
Households -0.97% -0.67%
Families 1.28% -0.77%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Emerson, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerson 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 # 149 74th
Population Density1 # 77 87th
Diversity Index2 # 145 75th
Median Household Income # 193 67th
Per Capita Income # 366 37th

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