Crofton, Nebraska

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Crofton, Nebraska

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High Points

Crofton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Crofton Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Crofton Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Crofton, Nebraska

Comparing Crofton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 5
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 7
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4

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Crofton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles W of Sioux City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 68730
Phone Area Codes 402
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.728
Longitude -97.495

Crofton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 27.7 inches
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 25 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
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Crofton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 754 100%
Male 353 46.8%
Female 401 53.2%
Under 18 211 28%
18+ 543 72%
65+ 159 21.1%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 3.07
White 737 97.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.2%

Estimated Crofton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 710
Growth -44
Growth % -5.8%

Crofton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 71.3%
Irish 4.8%
US/American 4.5%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Norwegian 2.5%
Finnish 1.7%
Swedish 1.3%
English 1.2%
Czech 1%
Danish 1%
Dutch 0.8%
Scottish 0.7%
Polish 0.5%
Luxemburger 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Crofton 754 $42,083
Bloomfield 1,126 $36,705
Coleridge 541 $41,250
Fordyce 182 $37,031
Hartington 1,640 $43,897
Wausa 636 $36,477
Wynot 191 $38,750

Crofton Public Libraries

Eastern Township Library
Crofton, Nebraska
(402) 388-4915

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Crofton High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 250 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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