Western, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The Village of Western had a population of 222 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Western is located at latitude 40.3931 and longitude -97.1984 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Western (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,493 feet.

The Village of Western (GNIS ID: 2400149) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve 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 Village of Western is located within South Fork Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

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


Total Population 222
Daytime Population: Workers 46
Daytime Population: Residents 91
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 137
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 177
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 456
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $57,899
Per Capita Income $26,900


Total Housing Units 140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (24.3%)
Median Home Value $84,375
Average Home Value $146,264


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 67
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 -0.78% -0.55%
Households -0.63% -0.57%
Families -0.4% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Western, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Western 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 # 340 42nd
Population Density # 426 27th
Diversity Index # 159 73rd
Median Household Income # 311 44th
Per Capita Income # 357 39th

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