Holdrege, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Holdrege, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Holdrege had a population of 5,507 as of July 1, 2017. Holdrege 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 Holdrege is located at latitude 40.4395 and longitude -99.3751 in Phelps County. The formal boundaries for the City of Holdrege (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.93 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Phelps County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,333 feet.

The City of Holdrege (GNIS ID: 838058) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Holdrege 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 Holdrege: Holdredge.

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


Total Population 5,507
Daytime Population: Workers 4,027
Daytime Population: Residents 2,796
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,823
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 5,305
Population in Familes 4,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 202
Population Density2 1,402
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $46,596
Average Household Income $65,674
Per Capita Income $27,997


Total Housing Units 2,604 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,633 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 722 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 249 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $119,266
Average Home Value $141,799


Total Households 2,355
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,480
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 0.03% 0.14%
Households 0.02% 0.13%
Families -0.15% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Holdrege, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Holdrege 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 # 32 95th
Population Density # 120 79th
Diversity Index # 125 79th
Median Household Income # 368 37th
Per Capita Income # 284 51st

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