Wilber, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wilber, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Wilber had a population of 1,968 as of July 1, 2017. Wilber 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 Wilber is located at latitude 40.4809 and longitude -96.9649 in Saline County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wilber (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Saline County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,329 feet.

The City of Wilber (GNIS ID: 2397309) 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 Wilber is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Saline County.

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


Total Population 1,968
Daytime Population: Workers 684
Daytime Population: Residents 935
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,619
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 1,865
Population in Familes 1,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 2,185
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $56,217
Average Household Income $62,608
Per Capita Income $24,473


Total Housing Units 808 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 558 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 185 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $123,188
Average Home Value $140,950


Total Households 743
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 507
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 0.82% 0.59%
Households 0.91% 0.61%
Families 1.69% 0.47%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

Wilber, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wilber 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 # 63 89th
Population Density # 32 95th
Diversity Index # 58 90th
Median Household Income # 172 71st
Per Capita Income # 476 18th

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