Alliance, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alliance, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Alliance had a population of 8,435 as of July 1, 2017. Alliance 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 Alliance is located at latitude 42.1015 and longitude -102.8769 in Box Butte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alliance (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Box Butte County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,966 feet.

The City of Alliance (GNIS ID: 2393923) 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 City of Alliance is located within Eleven Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Box Butte County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alliance population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alliance: Grand Lake.

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Alliance, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,435
Daytime Population: Workers 4,816
Daytime Population: Residents 4,001
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,817
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 8,293
Population in Familes 6,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density2 1,682
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $54,044
Average Household Income $62,676
Per Capita Income $26,660


Total Housing Units 4,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,372 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,200 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 531 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $112,842
Average Home Value $118,170


Total Households 3,572
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 2,268
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.09% -0.15%
Households 0.05% -0.06%
Families -0.05% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Alliance, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alliance to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 19 97th
Population Density # 72 88th
Diversity Index # 36 94th
Median Household Income # 220 62nd
Per Capita Income # 370 36th

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