Imperial, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Imperial, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Imperial had a population of 2,073 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Imperial, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,073
Population in Households 2,039
Population in Familes 1,651
Population in Group Qrtrs 34
Population Density2 703
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $51,063
Average Household Income $62,715
Per Capita Income $26,050


Total Housing Units 948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 639 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 221 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $114,286
Average Home Value $133,320


Total Households 860
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 549
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.01% -0.36%
Households 0.0% -0.37%
Families -0.09% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2018 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 # 59 90th
Population Density # 340 42nd
Diversity Index # 35 94th
Median Household Income # 314 46th
Per Capita Income # 421 28th

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