Wilber, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wilber, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Wilber had a population of 1,986 as of July 1, 2016. Wilber 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 Wilber is located at latitude 40.4809 and longitude -96.9649 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilber (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,329 feet.

The City of Wilber (GNIS ID: 2397309) 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.

The City of Wilber is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

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


Total Population 1,986
Population in Households 1,880
Population in Familes 1,551
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 2,205
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 739
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 547 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $107,438
Average Home Value $129,562


Median Household Income $54,290
Average Household Income $62,487
Per Capita Income $24,114
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 0.82%
Households 0.96% 0.72%
Families 1.99% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
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.

Wilber, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilber 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 # 62 89th
Population Density1 # 31 95th
Diversity Index2 # 60 90th
Median Household Income # 176 70th
Per Capita Income # 459 21st

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