Phelps County NE Information


Phelps County Subdivisions

Phelps County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,449
Daytime Population: Workers 5,537
Daytime Population: Residents 4,537
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,074
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 9,200
Population in Familes 7,586
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $51,476
Average Household Income $67,995
Per Capita Income $28,114


Total Housing Units 4,252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,744 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,133 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 375 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $126,643
Average Home Value $151,749


Total Households 3,877
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,573
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 0.39% 0.36%
Households 0.35% 0.35%
Families 0.16% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.91%


Phelps County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Phelps County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents 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 # 30 69th
Population Density # 25 74th
Diversity Index # 41 57th
Median Household Income # 32 67th
Per Capita Income # 33 66th

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