Leigh, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Leigh had a population of 402 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Leigh is located at latitude 41.7033 and longitude -97.2407 in Colfax County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Leigh (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Colfax County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,604 feet.

The Village of Leigh (GNIS ID: 2398414) 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 Village of Leigh is located within Stanton Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Colfax County.

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


Total Population 402
Daytime Population: Workers 211
Daytime Population: Residents 170
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 381
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 402
Population in Familes 323
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 672
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $52,251
Average Household Income $63,128
Per Capita Income $27,929


Total Housing Units 227 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $88,889
Average Home Value $110,764


Total Households 191
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 122
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 -0.1% 0.0%
Households -0.14% -0.1%
Families 1.19% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.4%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Leigh, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leigh 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 # 228 61st
Population Density # 348 40th
Diversity Index # 207 64th
Median Household Income # 260 55th
Per Capita Income # 290 50th

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