Melbeta, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Melbeta, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Melbeta had a population of 95 as of July 1, 2017. Melbeta ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Melbeta is located at latitude 41.7822 and longitude -103.5171 in Scotts Bluff County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Melbeta (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.09 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Scotts Bluff County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,825 feet.

The Village of Melbeta (GNIS ID: 2399306) 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 Melbeta is located within Castle Rock Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Scotts Bluff County.

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


Total Population 95
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 40
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 95
Population in Familes 83
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,115
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $54,415
Average Household Income $67,308
Per Capita Income $26,073


Total Housing Units 52 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (26.9%)
Median Home Value $137,500
Average Home Value $194,828


Total Households 38
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 29
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 -2.25% -1.3%
Households -2.6% -1.08%
Families -0.47% -1.42%
Median Household Income   3.55%
Per Capita Income   3.53%

Melbeta, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Melbeta 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 # 453 22nd
Population Density # 196 66th
Diversity Index # 101 83rd
Median Household Income # 215 63rd
Per Capita Income # 396 32nd

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