Emerson, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Emerson, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Emerson had a population of 795 as of July 1, 2018. Emerson 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 Emerson is located at latitude 42.2786 and longitude -96.7267 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 Township of Emerson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dixon County.

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


Total Population 795
Population in Households 788
Population in Familes 664
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,679
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $56,375
Average Household Income $70,577
Per Capita Income $28,458


Total Housing Units 370 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $106,019
Average Home Value $157,016


Total Households 336
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 236
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 -0.67% -0.53%
Households -0.66% -0.54%
Families 0.97% -0.6%
Median Household Income   3.62%
Per Capita Income   3.67%

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, 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 # 154 74th
Population Density # 74 87th
Diversity Index # 138 76th
Median Household Income # 196 66th
Per Capita Income # 295 49th

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