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Emerson, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Emerson had a population of 808 as of July 1, 2019. 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 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Emerson, NE Housing Affordability Index is 227
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

Emerson, NE Wealth Index is 83
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 808 (100%)
Population in Households 801 (99.1%)
Population in Families 673 (83.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 1,707
Diversity Index2 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $59,211
Average Household Income $74,818
Per Capita Income $29,870
Wealth Index4 83

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 264 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 79 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $132,979
Housing Affordability Index3 227
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 343
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 241
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 -0.42% -0.42%
Households -0.37% -0.47%
Families 1.09% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

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, 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 # 152 74th
Population Density # 70 88th
Diversity Index # 126 78th
Median Household Income # 207 64th
Per Capita Income # 294 49th

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