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Friend, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Friend had a population of 1,026 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Friend is located at latitude 40.6536 and longitude -97.2862 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Friend (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,555 feet.

The City of Friend (GNIS ID: 2394827) 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 Friend is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

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


Total Population 1,026
Population in Households 993
Population in Familes 824
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density2 1,241
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $55,426
Average Household Income $77,504
Per Capita Income $32,705


Total Housing Units 502 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (67.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 92 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $109,140
Average Home Value $142,353


Total Households 432
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 290
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 -0.01% -0.04%
Households 0.03% 0.0%
Families -0.08% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

Friend, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Friend 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 # 112 81st
Population Density # 161 72nd
Diversity Index # 283 52nd
Median Household Income # 214 63rd
Per Capita Income # 108 82nd

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