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Atkinson, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Atkinson had a population of 1,202 as of July 1, 2019. Atkinson ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Atkinson is located at latitude 42.5314 and longitude -98.9781 in Holt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atkinson encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Holt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,106 feet.

The City of Atkinson (GNIS ID: 2394013) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve 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 Atkinson is located within Township of Atkinson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Holt County.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Atkinson, NE Housing Affordability Index is 239
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

Atkinson, NE Wealth Index is 75
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 1,202 (100%)
Population in Households 1,175 (97.8%)
Population in Families 943 (78.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 27 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 735
Diversity Index2 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,699
Average Household Income $69,546
Per Capita Income $30,149
Wealth Index4 75

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 625 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 361 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 178 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $113,934
Housing Affordability Index3 239
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 539
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 337
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 -0.38% -0.27%
Households -0.2% -0.19%
Families 0.49% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.16%

Atkinson, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Atkinson 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 # 97 83rd
Population Density # 331 43rd
Diversity Index # 521 11th
Median Household Income # 301 48th
Per Capita Income # 279 52nd

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