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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    A-
Phelps County is located in Nebraska with a population of 9,163. In Phelps County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Phelps County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Phelps County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$574
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Phelps County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    71.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    179.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,009
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    107.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Phelps County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,408
National
$55,322

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