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Benkelman, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Benkelman had a population of 845 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Benkelman is located at latitude 40.0517 and longitude -101.5354 in Dundy County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benkelman (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dundy County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,986 feet.

The City of Benkelman (GNIS ID: 2394133) 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 City of Benkelman is located within Benkelman Number 2 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dundy County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benkelman population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Benkelman: Benkleman, Collinsville.

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Benkelman, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 845
Daytime Population: Workers 755
Daytime Population: Residents 422
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,177
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 823
Population in Familes 628
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,054
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $36,684
Average Household Income $55,035
Per Capita Income $25,510


Total Housing Units 539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 297 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (25.8%)
Median Home Value $82,914
Average Home Value $127,542


Total Households 400
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 224
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.65% -1.74%
Households -1.46% -1.65%
Families -1.06% -1.76%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Benkelman, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benkelman to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 140 76th
Population Density # 212 64th
Diversity Index # 152 74th
Median Household Income # 540 7th
Per Capita Income # 435 25th

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