Niobrara, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Niobrara had a population of 359 as of July 1, 2017. Niobrara ranks in the upper 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 Niobrara is located at latitude 42.75 and longitude -98.0315 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Niobrara (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,230 feet.

The Village of Niobrara (GNIS ID: 2399499) 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 Village of Niobrara is located within Township of Niobrara, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

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


Total Population 359
Daytime Population: Workers 140
Daytime Population: Residents 218
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 358
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 359
Population in Familes 296
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 493
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $32,793
Average Household Income $46,555
Per Capita Income $18,085


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 111 (44.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (24.7%)
Median Home Value $86,538
Average Home Value $148,649


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 1.9
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.42% -0.11%
Households -0.29% -0.11%
Families 3.93% -0.33%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

Niobrara, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Niobrara 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 # 245 58th
Population Density # 410 29th
Diversity Index # 21 97th
Median Household Income # 565 3rd
Per Capita Income # 571 2nd

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