Hay Springs, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hay Springs, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Hay Springs had a population of 568 as of July 1, 2017. Hay Springs 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 Hay Springs is located at latitude 42.6833 and longitude -102.6896 in Sheridan County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hay Springs (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sheridan County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,839 feet.

The Village of Hay Springs (GNIS ID: 2398268) 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 Hay Springs is located within Hay Springs Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sheridan County.

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


Total Population 568
Daytime Population: Workers 290
Daytime Population: Residents 306
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 596
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 515
Population in Familes 364
Population in Group Qrtrs 53
Population Density2 1,509
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $43,791
Average Household Income $54,600
Per Capita Income $26,568


Total Housing Units 333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 197 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $52,899
Average Home Value $64,899


Total Households 270
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 136
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 -0.05% -0.32%
Households 0.21% -0.3%
Families 0.62% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.73%

Hay Springs, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hay Springs 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 # 184 68th
Population Density # 103 82nd
Diversity Index # 128 78th
Median Household Income # 440 24th
Per Capita Income # 377 35th

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