Nelson, NE 68961 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 68961: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Nelson, NE 68961

Acceptable Alternative
Nora, NE 68961

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Nuckolls County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.199, Longitude -98.07
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 49
  • PO Box Addresses: 128
  • Residential Addresses: 236
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 236

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Nelson, NE 68961 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 820
Daytime Population: Workers 297
Daytime Population: Residents 415
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 712
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 820
Population in Familes 655
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 6
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $42,482
Average Household Income $51,661
Per Capita Income $25,138


Total Housing Units 474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 299 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 100 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 75 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $66,987
Average Home Value $138,629


Total Households 399
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 250
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 0.8% 0.17%
Households 0.97% 0.2%
Families 0.74% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Nelson, NE 68961 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 68961 to the other 586 ZIP Codes 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 # 287 51st
Population Density # 387 34th
Diversity Index # 369 37th
Median Household Income # 498 15th
Per Capita Income # 470 20th

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