Mason City, NE 68855 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 68855: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Mason City, NE 68855

Not Acceptable, USPS
Algernon, NE 68855

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 10
  • Single Family Addresses: 126
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Custer County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.163, Longitude -99.31
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 68855 has segments in 2 Counties (Buffalo, Custer).

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Mason City, NE 68855 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 465
Population in Households 465
Population in Familes 390
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 201
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 264 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $93,919
Average Home Value $173,939


Median Household Income $53,256
Average Household Income $71,378
Per Capita Income $30,854
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.09%
Households 0.32% 0.2%
Families 0.23% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
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.

Mason City, NE 68855 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 68855 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 # 391 33rd
Population Density1 # 517 12th
Diversity Index2 # 259 56th
Median Household Income # 212 64th
Per Capita Income # 131 78th

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