Ericson, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ericson, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Ericson had a population of 86 as of July 1, 2017. Ericson ranks in the lower 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 Ericson is located at latitude 41.7804 and longitude -98.6786 in Wheeler County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Ericson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wheeler County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,028 feet.

The Village of Ericson (GNIS ID: 2398839) 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 Ericson is located within Ericson Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wheeler County.

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


Total Population 86
Daytime Population: Workers 145
Daytime Population: Residents 30
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 175
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.03
Population in Households 86
Population in Familes 71
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 230
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $43,513
Average Household Income $67,187
Per Capita Income $29,558


Total Housing Units 72 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (19.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (33.3%)
Median Home Value $92,857
Average Home Value $184,559


Total Households 48
Average Household Size 1.79
Family Households 32
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.93% -1.19%
Households -0.83% -0.85%
Families 1.37% -1.28%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   3.99%

Ericson, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ericson 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 # 468 19th
Population Density # 503 13th
Diversity Index # 560 3rd
Median Household Income # 445 23rd
Per Capita Income # 211 64th

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