Pierce, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pierce, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Pierce is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pierce County at latitude 42.1993 and longitude -97.528. Pierce County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,581 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Pierce, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pierce, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Pierce indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Pierce (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

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Pierce, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,811
Population in Households 1,753
Population in Familes 1,473
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 2,000
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 731
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 501
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 588 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 143 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $79,845
Average Home Value $90,604


Median Household Income $52,935
Average Household Income $63,176
Per Capita Income $25,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.58% 0.15%
Households 0.82% 0.3%
Families 1.06% 0.24%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.93%
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.


Pierce, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pierce to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 67 89th
Population Density1 # 41 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 488 17th
Median Household Income # 195 67th
Per Capita Income # 258 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.