Minden, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Minden, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Minden had a population of 3,012 as of July 1, 2017. Minden 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 Minden is located at latitude 40.4981 and longitude -98.9675 in Kearney County. The formal boundaries for the City of Minden (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kearney County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,172 feet.

The City of Minden (GNIS ID: 2395341) 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 Minden is located within Township of Hayes, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kearney County.

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


Total Population 3,012
Daytime Population: Workers 1,435
Daytime Population: Residents 1,442
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,877
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 2,931
Population in Familes 2,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density2 1,401
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $53,429
Average Household Income $71,454
Per Capita Income $31,335


Total Housing Units 1,384 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 914 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 397 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $112,821
Average Home Value $143,135


Total Households 1,311
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 821
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 0.41% 0.3%
Households 0.59% 0.42%
Families 0.51% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Minden, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Minden 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 # 47 92nd
Population Density # 121 79th
Diversity Index # 93 84th
Median Household Income # 234 60th
Per Capita Income # 141 76th

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