Thayer County NE Information


Thayer County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 5,223
Population in Households 5,090
Population in Familes 4,089
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density1 9
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 2,336
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 1,485
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,845 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,788 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 548 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 509 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $74,237
Average Home Value $116,820


Median Household Income $41,384
Average Household Income $58,371
Per Capita Income $26,314
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% 0.3%
Households 0.28% 0.44%
Families 0.17% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.


Thayer County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thayer 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 # 56 41st
Population Density1 # 46 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 71 25th
Median Household Income # 78 17th
Per Capita Income # 44 54th

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