Ashton, NE 68817 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 68817: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Ashton, NE 68817

Not Acceptable, USPS
Schaupps, NE 68817

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 20
  • Single Family Addresses: 89
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Sherman County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.303, Longitude -98.818
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 68817 has segments in 2 Counties (Howard, Sherman).

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Ashton, NE 68817 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 386
Population in Households 368
Population in Familes 297
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 4
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 178
Average Household Size 2.07
Family Households 115
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $78,947
Average Home Value $120,313


Median Household Income $42,619
Average Household Income $59,329
Per Capita Income $27,736
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.1%
Households 0.64% 0.33%
Families 0.57% 0.17%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Ashton, NE 68817 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 68817 to the other 583 ZIP Codes 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 # 428 27th
Population Density1 # 455 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 573 2nd
Median Household Income # 445 24th
Per Capita Income # 270 54th

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