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Wood Lake, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The Village of Wood Lake had a population of 67 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wood Lake: Cottonwood Lake.

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Wood Lake, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 67
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 26
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 33
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 67
Population in Familes 55
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 211
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $55,213
Average Household Income $79,743
Per Capita Income $35,929


Total Housing Units 50 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (30.0%)
Median Home Value $143,750
Average Home Value $257,895


Total Households 35
Average Household Size 1.91
Family Households 23
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.85% 0.59%
Households 0.81% 1.12%
Families 5.13% 0.85%
Median Household Income   3.18%
Per Capita Income   3.93%

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, 2017 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 # 500 14th
Population Density # 516 11th
Diversity Index # 175 70th
Median Household Income # 192 67th
Per Capita Income # 33 94th

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