Harvard, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Harvard, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Harvard had a population of 969 as of July 1, 2018. Harvard 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 Harvard is located at latitude 40.6201 and longitude -98.0961 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harvard (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,804 feet.

The City of Harvard (GNIS ID: 2394316) 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 Harvard is located within Township of Harvard, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

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


Total Population 969
Population in Households 947
Population in Familes 802
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,503
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $53,985
Average Household Income $67,201
Per Capita Income $26,149


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 266 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $100,439
Average Home Value $115,918


Total Households 358
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 254
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 -0.54% -0.84%
Households -0.46% -0.74%
Families 0.29% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   2.11%

Harvard, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harvard 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 # 120 79th
Population Density # 102 83rd
Diversity Index # 43 93rd
Median Household Income # 249 57th
Per Capita Income # 415 29th

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