Gothenburg, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Gothenburg, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Gothenburg had a population of 3,374 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Gothenburg is located at latitude 40.9295 and longitude -100.1607 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gothenburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,566 feet.

The City of Gothenburg (GNIS ID: 2394936) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 City of Gothenburg is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dawson County.

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


Total Population 3,374
Population in Households 3,311
Population in Familes 2,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 940
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $49,866
Average Household Income $63,229
Per Capita Income $26,341


Total Housing Units 1,665 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 954 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 453 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 258 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $92,222
Average Home Value $115,907


Total Households 1,407
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 914
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 -0.7% -0.73%
Households -0.72% -0.74%
Families -0.77% -0.82%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Gothenburg, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gothenburg 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 # 44 93rd
Population Density # 250 57th
Diversity Index # 178 69th
Median Household Income # 348 40th
Per Capita Income # 400 31st

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