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The Village of Emerson had a population of 807 as of July 1, 2017. Emerson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Emerson is located at latitude 42.2782 and longitude -96.7263 in Dixon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Emerson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dixon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Village of Emerson are located in Dixon County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Dakota County, and Thurston County.

The Village of Emerson (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Emerson is located within Emerson Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dixon County.

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


Total Population 807
Daytime Population: Workers 247
Daytime Population: Residents 380
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 627
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 799
Population in Familes 671
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,705
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $54,105
Average Household Income $67,587
Per Capita Income $27,274


Total Housing Units 378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 256 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $98,333
Average Home Value $148,633


Total Households 341
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 240
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 -0.55% -0.37%
Households -0.55% -0.35%
Families 1.33% -0.51%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

Emerson, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerson 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 # 149 75th
Population Density # 69 88th
Diversity Index # 149 74th
Median Household Income # 218 63rd
Per Capita Income # 329 43rd

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