Sidney, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sidney, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Sidney had a population of 7,109 as of July 1, 2017. Sidney 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 Sidney is located at latitude 41.1337 and longitude -102.9686 in Cheyenne County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sidney (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cheyenne County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,088 feet.

The City of Sidney (GNIS ID: 2395883) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 Sidney is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Cheyenne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sidney 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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Sidney, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,109
Daytime Population: Workers 4,713
Daytime Population: Residents 3,440
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,153
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 7,012
Population in Familes 5,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 97
Population Density2 1,025
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $58,312
Average Household Income $77,390
Per Capita Income $33,533


Total Housing Units 3,375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,984 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,086 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 305 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $140,492
Average Home Value $157,758


Total Households 3,070
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,845
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 0.7% 0.62%
Households 0.82% 0.69%
Families 0.62% 0.56%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Sidney, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sidney 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 # 26 96th
Population Density # 225 61st
Diversity Index # 90 85th
Median Household Income # 146 75th
Per Capita Income # 68 88th

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