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The City of Atkinson had a population of 1,212 as of July 1, 2016. Atkinson ranks in the lower 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 Atkinson is located at latitude 42.5309 and longitude -98.9747 in Holt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atkinson (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Holt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,106 feet.

The City of Atkinson (GNIS ID: 2394013) 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 Atkinson is located within Township of Atkinson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Holt County.

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


Total Population 1,212
Population in Households 1,189
Population in Familes 957
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 743
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 547
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 344
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $98,496
Average Home Value $121,484


Median Household Income $51,388
Average Household Income $64,132
Per Capita Income $28,201
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.43% -0.17%
Households -0.06% -0.04%
Families 1.06% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.94%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.

Atkinson, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atkinson 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 # 95 84th
Population Density1 # 322 45th
Diversity Index2 # 538 7th
Median Household Income # 244 58th
Per Capita Income # 217 63rd

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