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The City of Atkinson had a population of 1,177 as of July 1, 2017. 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 42.5309 and longitude -98.9747 in Holt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Atkinson (see map below) 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.

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


Total Population 1,177
Daytime Population: Workers 1,148
Daytime Population: Residents 464
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,612
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 1,149
Population in Familes 922
Population in Group Qrtrs 28
Population Density2 721
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $52,414
Average Household Income $65,564
Per Capita Income $28,729


Total Housing Units 641 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (23.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $106,962
Average Home Value $126,729


Total Households 528
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 330
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 -0.77% -0.69%
Households -0.54% -0.5%
Families 0.34% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

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, 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 # 99 83rd
Population Density # 332 43rd
Diversity Index # 541 8th
Median Household Income # 257 56th
Per Capita Income # 256 56th

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