Blair, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blair, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Blair had a population of 8,024 as of July 1, 2017. Blair 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 Blair is located at latitude 41.5416 and longitude -96.137 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blair (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The City of Blair (GNIS ID: 2394184) 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.

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


Total Population 8,024
Daytime Population: Workers 6,249
Daytime Population: Residents 3,883
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,132
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 7,529
Population in Familes 6,076
Population in Group Qrtrs 495
Population Density2 1,457
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $58,848
Average Household Income $71,292
Per Capita Income $28,820


Total Housing Units 3,380 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,084 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,049 (31.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $172,641
Average Home Value $211,283


Total Households 3,133
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,018
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 0.06% 0.12%
Households 0.1% 0.18%
Families 0.09% 0.04%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Blair, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blair 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 # 21 97th
Population Density # 111 81st
Diversity Index # 163 72nd
Median Household Income # 138 76th
Per Capita Income # 249 57th

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