Elm Creek, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elm Creek, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Elm Creek had a population of 979 as of July 1, 2015. Elm Creek ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elm Creek is located at latitude 40.7201 and longitude -99.3756 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Elm Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,267 feet.

The Village of Elm Creek (GNIS ID: 2398813) 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 Village of Elm Creek is located within Township of Elm Creek (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Buffalo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elm Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Elm Creek, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 979
Population in Households 979
Population in Familes 800
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,408
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 408
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 280
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 448 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 303 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $111,340
Average Home Value $121,440


Median Household Income $47,650
Average Household Income $57,058
Per Capita Income $23,089
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.59% 1.66%
Households 1.72% 1.71%
Families 2.74% 1.66%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Elm Creek, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elm Creek to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 120 79th
Population Density1 # 127 78th
Diversity Index2 # 303 47th
Median Household Income # 320 45th
Per Capita Income # 422 27th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.