Seward, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Seward, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Seward had a population of 7,398 as of July 1, 2018. Seward ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Seward is located at latitude 40.907 and longitude -97.0989 in Seward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Seward (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.27 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Seward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,489 feet.

The City of Seward (GNIS ID: 2396580) 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 Seward is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Seward County.

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


Total Population 7,398
Population in Households 6,439
Population in Familes 5,299
Population in Group Qrtrs 959
Population Density2 1,731
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $67,065
Average Household Income $85,154
Per Capita Income $32,891


Total Housing Units 2,919 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,836 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 844 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 239 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $188,599
Average Home Value $206,958


Total Households 2,680
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,769
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 0.74% 0.57%
Households 0.74% 0.65%
Families 0.83% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Seward, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Seward 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 # 24 96th
Population Density # 65 89th
Diversity Index # 237 59th
Median Household Income # 65 89th
Per Capita Income # 103 82nd

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