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The City of Nemaha had a population of 78 as of July 1, 2021. Nemaha ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Nemaha is located at latitude 42.5158 and longitude -95.0883 in Sac County. The formal boundaries for the City of Nemaha encompass a land area of 0.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sac County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,322 feet.

The City of Nemaha 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 Nemaha is located within Township of Delaware, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sac County.

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Nemaha, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 78 (100%)
Population in Households 78 (100.0%)
Population in Families 67 (85.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,061
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $67,742
Average Household Income $103,429
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $44,664
Wealth Index5 146


Total HU (Housing Units) 34 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $158,333
Average Home Value $161,458
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 31
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 22
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.76% -0.78%
Households -0.55% -0.65%
Families -0.39% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.85%

Nemaha, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nemaha to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 905 11th
Population Density # 259 74th
Median Household Income # 294 71st
Housing Affordability Index # 11 1st
Per Capita Income # 42 96th
Diversity Index # 138 86th

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