Nickerson, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Nickerson had a population of 330 as of July 1, 2016. Nickerson 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 Nickerson is located at latitude 41.5347 and longitude -96.4708 in Dodge County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Nickerson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dodge County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,201 feet.

The Village of Nickerson (GNIS ID: 2399497) 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 Nickerson is located within Township of Nickerson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dodge County.

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


Total Population 330
Population in Households 330
Population in Familes 281
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 869
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 117
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (15.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (18.2%)
Median Home Value $115,625
Average Home Value $162,105


Median Household Income $50,618
Average Household Income $70,011
Per Capita Income $25,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.77% -1.24%
Households -1.55% -1.05%
Families -0.72% -0.94%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
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.

Nickerson, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nickerson 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 # 265 54th
Population Density1 # 281 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 46 92nd
Median Household Income # 253 57th
Per Capita Income # 351 40th

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