Hay Springs, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hay Springs, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Hay Springs had a population of 567 as of July 1, 2016. Hay Springs 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 Hay Springs is located at latitude 42.6833 and longitude -102.6896 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hay Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,839 feet.

The Village of Hay Springs (GNIS ID: 2398268) 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 Hay Springs is located within Hay Springs Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sheridan County.

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


Total Population 567
Population in Households 515
Population in Familes 365
Population in Group Qrtrs 52
Population Density1 1,507
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 1.92
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 192 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $49,742
Average Home Value $60,233


Median Household Income $41,775
Average Household Income $53,066
Per Capita Income $25,795
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.04%
Households 0.12% -0.07%
Families 0.84% -0.15%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
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.

Hay Springs, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hay Springs 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 # 185 68th
Population Density1 # 104 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 135 77th
Median Household Income # 431 26th
Per Capita Income # 365 37th

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