Seward County NE Information


Seward County Subdivisions

Seward County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,594
Population in Households 16,243
Population in Familes 13,613
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,351
Population Density1 31
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 6,551
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 4,539
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,198 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,743 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,808 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 647 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $168,948
Average Home Value $202,989


Median Household Income $59,480
Average Household Income $75,524
Per Capita Income $29,425
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.69%
Households 0.71% 0.69%
Families 0.62% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.


Seward County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seward County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents 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 # 18 82nd
Population Density1 # 14 86th
Diversity Index2 # 60 35th
Median Household Income # 5 96th
Per Capita Income # 10 90th

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