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The City of Gothenburg had a population of 3,458 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Gothenburg is located at latitude 40.9247 and longitude -100.1539 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.

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


Total Population 3,458
Daytime Population: Workers 1,858
Daytime Population: Residents 1,751
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,609
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 3,395
Population in Familes 2,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 963
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $48,919
Average Household Income $59,527
Per Capita Income $24,705


Total Housing Units 1,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,021 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 414 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 233 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $89,293
Average Home Value $111,949


Total Households 1,435
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 931
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 -0.45% -0.48%
Households -0.55% -0.54%
Families -0.62% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.63%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

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, 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 # 44 93rd
Population Density # 241 59th
Diversity Index # 168 71st
Median Household Income # 329 43rd
Per Capita Income # 464 20th

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