Dawes County NE Information


Dawes County Subdivisions

Dawes County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,161
Daytime Population: Workers 4,592
Daytime Population: Residents 4,640
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,232
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 8,004
Population in Familes 5,844
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,157
Population Density2 7
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $44,636
Average Household Income $55,086
Per Capita Income $23,236


Total Housing Units 4,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,132 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,561 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 637 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $120,497
Average Home Value $162,652


Total Households 3,693
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 2,075
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 -0.03% -0.33%
Households 0.03% -0.3%
Families -0.22% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   2.02%


Dawes County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawes County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents 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 # 31 68th
Population Density # 56 41st
Diversity Index # 23 75th
Median Household Income # 72 24th
Per Capita Income # 86 9th

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