Pender, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pender, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Pender had a population of 1,104 as of July 1, 2015. Pender 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 Pender is located at latitude 42.1106 and longitude -96.7115 in Thurston County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pender (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Thurston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The Village of Pender (GNIS ID: 2399647) 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 Pender is located within Township of Pender, a minor civil division (MCD) of Thurston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pender population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Pender, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,104
Population in Households 1,074
Population in Familes 884
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 1,563
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 486
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 321
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 99 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $90,891
Average Home Value $110,476


Median Household Income $46,566
Average Household Income $85,174
Per Capita Income $37,399
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.86% 1.2%
Households 1.74% 1.09%
Families 1.89% 1.1%
Median Household Income   3.82%
Per Capita Income   3.08%
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.


Pender, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pender to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 105 82nd
Population Density1 # 100 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 139 76th
Median Household Income # 338 42nd
Per Capita Income # 15 98th

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