Sutton, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Sutton, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Sutton had a population of 1,461 as of July 1, 2018. Sutton 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 Sutton is located at latitude 40.6056 and longitude -97.8592 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sutton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,680 feet.

The City of Sutton (GNIS ID: 838277) 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.

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


Total Population 1,461
Population in Households 1,435
Population in Familes 1,220
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 733
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $52,116
Average Household Income $66,806
Per Capita Income $27,628


Total Housing Units 673 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 441 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 159 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $110,870
Average Home Value $148,352


Total Households 600
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 407
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 -0.33% -0.72%
Households -0.24% -0.61%
Families -0.21% -0.7%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.14%

Sutton, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sutton 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 # 81 86th
Population Density # 328 44th
Diversity Index # 78 87th
Median Household Income # 279 52nd
Per Capita Income # 331 43rd

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