Nebraska City, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Nebraska City, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Nebraska City had a population of 7,497 as of July 1, 2018. Nebraska City 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 Nebraska City is located at latitude 40.6763 and longitude -95.8616 in Otoe County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nebraska City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Otoe County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,056 feet.

The City of Nebraska City (GNIS ID: 2395162) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 Nebraska City is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Otoe County.

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Nebraska City, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,497
Population in Households 7,258
Population in Familes 5,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density2 1,534
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $49,643
Average Household Income $59,768
Per Capita Income $24,645


Total Housing Units 3,366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,994 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,070 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $141,352
Average Home Value $145,298


Total Households 3,064
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,914
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.32% 0.46%
Households 0.39% 0.5%
Families 0.28% 0.39%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.33%

Nebraska City, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nebraska City to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 23 96th
Population Density # 97 83rd
Diversity Index # 57 90th
Median Household Income # 351 40th
Per Capita Income # 486 16th

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