Western, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Western had a population of 233 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Western is located at latitude 40.3931 and longitude -97.1984 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Western (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

The Village of Western (GNIS ID: 2400149) 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 Western is located within South Fork Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

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


Total Population 233
Population in Households 233
Population in Familes 186
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 479
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 109
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $80,000
Average Home Value $147,222


Median Household Income $47,921
Average Household Income $56,814
Per Capita Income $25,862
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.14% -0.09%
Households -0.29% -0.18%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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.

Western, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Western 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 # 328 44th
Population Density1 # 417 28th
Diversity Index2 # 202 66th
Median Household Income # 313 46th
Per Capita Income # 361 38th

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