McCook, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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McCook, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of McCook had a population of 7,583 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 7,583
Population in Households 7,224
Population in Familes 5,668
Population in Group Qrtrs 359
Population Density2 1,406
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $43,542
Average Household Income $57,343
Per Capita Income $24,646


Total Housing Units 3,718 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,381 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 896 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 441 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $95,740
Average Home Value $119,695


Total Households 3,277
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,990
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 -0.18% -0.49%
Households -0.17% -0.49%
Families -0.19% -0.56%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   1.59%

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, 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 # 22 96th
Population Density # 123 79th
Diversity Index # 119 79th
Median Household Income # 456 22nd
Per Capita Income # 485 17th

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