Cozad, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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The City of Cozad had a population of 4,081 as of July 1, 2016. Cozad ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Nebraska. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cozad is located at latitude 40.8613 and longitude -99.9864 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cozad (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,490 feet.

The City of Cozad (GNIS ID: 2393659) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 City of Cozad is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dawson County.

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

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


Total Population 4,081
Population in Households 3,997
Population in Familes 3,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 1,558
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 1,687
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,078
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,884 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,107 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 580 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $76,319
Average Home Value $101,378


Median Household Income $44,434
Average Household Income $57,787
Per Capita Income $24,091
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.12%
Households 0.3% 0.08%
Families 0.3% 0.02%
Median Household Income   3.12%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Cozad, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cozad 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 # 39 93rd
Population Density1 # 96 84th
Diversity Index2 # 45 92nd
Median Household Income # 387 33rd
Per Capita Income # 462 21st

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