Dawson County NE Information

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Dawson County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Dawson County NE Housing Affordability Index is 182
State of Nebraska Housing Affordability Index is 149
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Dawson County NE Wealth Index is 68
State of Nebraska Wealth Index is 87
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 24,212
Population in Households 23,913
Population in Familes 19,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 299
Population Density 24
Diversity Index1 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,393
Average Household Income $68,015
Per Capita Income $24,913
Wealth Index3 68

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 10,123 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,516 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,347 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,260 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $120,016
Housing Affordability Index2 182
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,863
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 6,175
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.05% -0.18%
Households -0.04% -0.18%
Families -0.15% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.64%

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Dawson County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dawson County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 13 87th
Population Density # 21 78th
Diversity Index # 3 98th
Median Household Income # 45 53rd
Per Capita Income # 82 13th

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