Thurston County NE Information


Thurston County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,019
Population in Households 6,961
Population in Familes 6,046
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 2,174
Average Household Size 3.2
Family Households 1,628
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,453 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,316 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 858 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 279 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $78,417
Average Home Value $117,458


Median Household Income $40,395
Average Household Income $57,041
Per Capita Income $17,735
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.32%
Households 0.12% 0.28%
Families 0.04% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.


Thurston County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thurston 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 # 42 56th
Population Density1 # 24 75th
Diversity Index2 # 6 95th
Median Household Income # 81 14th
Per Capita Income # 93 1st

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