McCook, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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McCook, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of McCook had a population of 7,650 as of July 1, 2017. McCook 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 McCook is located at latitude 40.2046 and longitude -100.6214 in Red Willow County. The formal boundaries for the City of McCook (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Red Willow County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,575 feet.

The City of McCook (GNIS ID: 2395061) 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 McCook is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Red Willow County.

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


Total Population 7,650
Daytime Population: Workers 5,276
Daytime Population: Residents 3,778
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,054
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 7,315
Population in Familes 5,703
Population in Group Qrtrs 335
Population Density2 1,418
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $47,539
Average Household Income $59,952
Per Capita Income $25,846


Total Housing Units 3,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,168 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,143 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 415 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $91,266
Average Home Value $117,009


Total Households 3,311
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,011
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 -0.09% -0.45%
Households -0.05% -0.44%
Families -0.07% -0.57%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

McCook, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McCook 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 # 22 96th
Population Density # 117 80th
Diversity Index # 105 82nd
Median Household Income # 350 40th
Per Capita Income # 411 29th

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