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Census Data for Palisade ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Palisade a population of 340 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Palisade a population of 351 people.

The village of Palisade is located in Hayes County. The 2010 Census gave Hayes County a population of 967 people. This means that Palisade had 36.3% of the county's total population, making it Hayes' most populous community.

At the same time, Nebraska had a population of 1,826,341 people, meaning that Palisade had 0.02% of the total population of Nebraska - making it the state's 242nd most populous community.

Area ...

When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like Palisade, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the village.

Things like the population, area and housing for Palisade reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Palisade might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Palisade has a total area of 0.35 square miles [0.9 km²].

Hayes County has a land area of 713 square miles [1,846.8 km²]. At 0.35 square miles [0.9 km²], Palisade has 0.05% of the county's total land area.

Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:

Lat:   40° 20' 54"   (or 40.35°)             [Map]

Lon:   -101° 6' 26"   (or -101.11°)

More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Population Density ...

Using the population (351 people) and land area (0.35 square miles [0.9 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Palisade had a population density of 988 people per square mile [381.8 people/km²].

In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Palisade had a population of 386 people and a land area of 0.36 square miles [0.9 km²]. This gives a population density of 1,081 people per square mile [417.6 people/km²]

NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Palisade. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a misleading comparison. More information about the nature of these changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palisade had 195 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 351 people, this averages 1.8 people per Housing Unit.

The 2010 Census shows Palisade had a land area of 0.35 square miles [0.9 km²]. This translates to 549 Housing Units per square mile [212.1 housing units/km²].

From the Census of 2000: Palisade had 188 Housing Units, a population of 386 people and a land area of 0.36 square miles [0.9 km²]. This gives a density of 2.05 people per Housing Unit and 526 Housing Units per square mile [203.4 housing units/km²].

NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Palisade and you need to be careful when comparing values between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Hayes County ...

The community of Palisade is primarily located in Hayes County. A portion of Palisade extends into Hitchcock County.

The county had a population of 967 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 351 people, Palisade represented 36.3% of the county's total.

In addition, where the village of Palisade has a population density of 988 people per square mile [381.8 people/km²], Hayes County averages 1.36 people per square mile [0.52 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Hayes County.

Population Rings for Palisade ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Palisade and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Palisade. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]1340-3.13%
10 mi   [16 km]2393-3.68%
15 mi   [24 km]62,046-2.66%
25 mi   [40 km]72,623-2.74%
30 mi   [48 km]1013,065-2.64%

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Palisade, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Palisade. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Area ...

The sampling area (or polygon) given for the 2010 Census is 0.52% smaller than the 2000 Census.

The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Palisade was 0.35 square miles [0.9 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.36 square miles [0.9 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Palisade, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Palisade.

For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:

Lat:   40.348404°   (or 40°20'54" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -101.107462°   (or -101°6'26" W)

For the 2000 Census, the location given was:

Lat:   40.348408°   (or 40°20'54" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -101.107126°   (or -101°6'25" W)

The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 93.4 feet to the west<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2399611) to Palisade. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Palisade. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:

Lat:   40.348404°   (or 40°20'54" N)             [Map]

Lon:   -101.107460°   (or -101°6'26" W)

The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 0.92 feet to the southwest<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Palisade. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Palisade.

Miscellaneous Information for Palisade ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Hayes County or the village of Palisade:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Palisade:

GNIS ID for Palisade: 2399611

GNIS ID for Hayes County: 835864

GNIS ID for Nebraska: 1779792

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 31 (Nebraska)

County Code: 085 (Hayes County)

Place Code: 38130 (Palisade)

State & County Code: 31/085 (Nebraska / Hayes County)

State & Place Code: 31/38130 (Nebraska / Palisade)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Palisade is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Palisade.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Nebraska

About Hayes County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Palisade. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hayes County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2017.

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<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.

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<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<4>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 90 degrees and a distance of 93.4 feet.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 142 degrees and a distance of 0.92 feet.

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