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The City of Clarkson had a population of 640 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Clarkson is located at latitude 41.7234 and longitude -97.1215 in Colfax County. The formal boundaries for the City of Clarkson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colfax County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,496 feet.

The City of Clarkson (GNIS ID: 2393542) 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 Clarkson is located within Adams Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Colfax County.

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


Total Population 640
Daytime Population: Workers 399
Daytime Population: Residents 309
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 708
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 609
Population in Familes 481
Population in Group Qrtrs 31
Population Density2 809
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $51,236
Average Household Income $72,301
Per Capita Income $31,248


Total Housing Units 359 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 216 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $77,119
Average Home Value $90,625


Total Households 278
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 167
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 -0.38% -0.09%
Households -0.34% -0.22%
Families -0.08% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

Clarkson, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Clarkson 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 # 170 71st
Population Density # 302 48th
Diversity Index # 383 35th
Median Household Income # 288 51st
Per Capita Income # 147 75th

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