Battle Creek, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Battle Creek, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Battle Creek had a population of 1,245 as of July 1, 2017. Battle Creek ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Battle Creek is located at latitude 41.9981 and longitude -97.5995 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Battle Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,588 feet.

The City of Battle Creek (GNIS ID: 2394082) 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 Battle Creek is located within Battle Creek Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Madison County.

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


Total Population 1,245
Daytime Population: Workers 614
Daytime Population: Residents 563
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,177
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 1,206
Population in Familes 1,012
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 1,765
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $55,769
Average Household Income $67,388
Per Capita Income $26,273


Total Housing Units 492 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 387 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $102,222
Average Home Value $135,309


Total Households 475
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 331
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 0.43% -0.02%
Households 0.53% 0.08%
Families 0.42% -0.06%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   3.49%

Battle Creek, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Battle Creek 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 # 91 85th
Population Density # 62 89th
Diversity Index # 480 17th
Median Household Income # 183 69th
Per Capita Income # 388 33rd

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