Imperial, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Imperial had a population of 2,122 as of July 1, 2017. Imperial ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Imperial is located at latitude 40.5144 and longitude -101.6391 in Chase County. The formal boundaries for the City of Imperial (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Chase County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,284 feet.

The City of Imperial (GNIS ID: 2394466) 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 Imperial is located within Imperial East Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Chase County.

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

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


Total Population 2,122
Daytime Population: Workers 1,726
Daytime Population: Residents 987
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,713
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 2,088
Population in Familes 1,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 719
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $51,415
Average Household Income $62,117
Per Capita Income $25,707


Total Housing Units 973 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 629 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $112,857
Average Home Value $134,643


Total Households 878
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 558
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 0.34% 0.04%
Households 0.29% 0.0%
Families 0.12% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.64%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Imperial, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Imperial 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 # 58 90th
Population Density # 334 43rd
Diversity Index # 35 94th
Median Household Income # 280 52nd
Per Capita Income # 422 27th

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