Thayer County NE Information


Thayer County Subdivisions

Thayer County NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,183
Daytime Population: Workers 2,605
Daytime Population: Residents 2,734
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,339
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.03
Population in Households 5,063
Population in Familes 4,052
Population in Group Qrtrs 120
Population Density2 9
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $43,124
Average Household Income $60,332
Per Capita Income $27,066


Total Housing Units 2,772 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,791 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 518 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 463 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $76,397
Average Home Value $113,051


Total Households 2,309
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 1,455
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 -0.12% -0.05%
Households 0.08% 0.01%
Families -0.13% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.59%
Per Capita Income   3.28%


Thayer County NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thayer County to the other 93 counties and county equivalents 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 # 55 42nd
Population Density # 46 52nd
Diversity Index # 68 28th
Median Household Income # 81 14th
Per Capita Income # 52 45th

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