Wood Lake, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wood Lake, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The Village of Wood Lake had a population of 64 as of July 1, 2016. Wood Lake ranks in the lower 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 Wood Lake is located at latitude 42.6383 and longitude -100.2371 in Cherry County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Wood Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cherry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,694 feet.

The Village of Wood Lake (GNIS ID: 2399730) 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 Wood Lake is located within Wood Lake Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cherry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wood Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wood Lake: Cottonwood Lake.

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Wood Lake, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 64
Population in Households 64
Population in Familes 53
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 202
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 34
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 23
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (38.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (32.0%)
Median Home Value $141,667
Average Home Value $270,588


Median Household Income $52,941
Average Household Income $74,926
Per Capita Income $33,378
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.31%
Households 0.48% 0.58%
Families 5.98% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.99%
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.

Wood Lake, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wood Lake to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 505 13th
Population Density1 # 519 11th
Diversity Index2 # 290 50th
Median Household Income # 207 64th
Per Capita Income # 38 94th

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