Deshler, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Deshler, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Deshler had a population of 738 as of July 1, 2017. Deshler ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Deshler is located at latitude 40.1396 and longitude -97.7234 in Thayer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Deshler (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Thayer County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,565 feet.

The City of Deshler (GNIS ID: 2394525) 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 City of Deshler is located within Deshler Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Thayer County.

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


Total Population 738
Daytime Population: Workers 306
Daytime Population: Residents 368
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 674
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 719
Population in Familes 583
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density2 1,454
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $45,603
Average Household Income $57,195
Per Capita Income $25,255


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 251 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 73 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $53,788
Average Home Value $79,700


Total Households 324
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 204
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 -0.17% -0.08%
Households 0.09% 0.0%
Families 0.27% -0.1%
Median Household Income   3.53%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Deshler, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deshler 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 # 159 73rd
Population Density # 112 81st
Diversity Index # 493 15th
Median Household Income # 390 33rd
Per Capita Income # 444 24th

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