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Saint Edward, Nebraska
Census Data for Saint Edward ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave Saint Edward a population of 681 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Saint Edward a population of 705 people.
The city of Saint Edward is located in Boone County. The 2010 Census gave Boone County a population of 5,505 people. This means that Saint Edward had 12.81% of the county's total population, making it Boone's 2nd most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Saint Edward, 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 city.
Things like the population, area and housing for Saint Edward reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Saint Edward 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 Saint Edward has a total area of 0.66 square miles [1.7 km²].
Boone County has a land area of 686 square miles [1,778.2 km²]. At 0.66 square miles [1.7 km²], Saint Edward has 0.1% 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: 41° 34' 17" (or 41.57°) [Map]
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 (705 people) and land area (0.66 square miles [1.7 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Saint Edward had a population density of 1,071 people per square mile [413.7 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows Saint Edward had a population of 796 people and a land area of 0.66 square miles [1.7 km²]. This gives a population density of 1,214 people per square mile [469 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 Saint Edward. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a misleading comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint Edward had 337 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 705 people, this averages 2.09 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Saint Edward had a land area of 0.66 square miles [1.7 km²]. This translates to 512 Housing Units per square mile [197.7 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: Saint Edward had 359 Housing Units, a population of 796 people and a land area of 0.66 square miles [1.7 km²]. This gives a density of 2.22 people per Housing Unit and 547 Housing Units per square mile [211.5 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Saint Edward and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Boone County ...
The county had a population of 5,505 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 705 people, Saint Edward represented 12.81% of the county's total.
In addition, where the city of Saint Edward has a population density of 1,071 people per square mile [413.7 people/km²], Boone County averages 8.02 people per square mile [3.1 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Boone County.
Population Rings for Saint Edward ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Saint Edward and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Saint Edward. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Saint Edward, 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 Saint Edward. 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.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for Saint Edward was 0.66 square miles [1.7 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.66 square miles [1.7 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Saint Edward, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Saint Edward.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 41.571448° (or 41°34'17" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 41.571350° (or 41°34'16" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 42.59 feet to the northeast<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 (#2396485) to Saint Edward. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Saint Edward. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 41.571448° (or 41°34'17" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 0.78 feet to the south<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Saint Edward. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Saint Edward.
Miscellaneous Information for Saint Edward ...
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 Boone County or the city of Saint Edward:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Saint Edward:
GNIS ID for Saint Edward: 2396485
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 31 (Nebraska)
County Code: 011 (Boone County)
Place Code: 43055 (Saint Edward)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Saint Edward 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 Saint Edward.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
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The official website for Boone County: www.co.boone.ne.us/
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 11 Mar 2019