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Thurston, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Thurston is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Thurston County at latitude 42.1769 and longitude -96.7002. Thurston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,394 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Thurston, but most people and references simply refer to it as Thurston, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Thurston indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Thurston (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Thurston, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 139
Population in Households 139
Population in Familes 115
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,195
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 52
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 57 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $121,429
Average Home Value $179,762


Median Household Income $52,035
Average Household Income $63,825
Per Capita Income $26,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.22% 1.26%
Households 0.93% 1.13%
Families 0.0% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thurston to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 405 30th
Population Density1 # 178 69th
Diversity Index2 # 211 64th
Median Household Income # 226 61st
Per Capita Income # 230 61st

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