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The Village of Cortland had a population of 466 as of July 1, 2016. Cortland 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 Cortland is located at latitude 40.5059 and longitude -96.7061 in Gage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cortland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,444 feet.

The Village of Cortland (GNIS ID: 2398631) 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 Cortland is located within Township of Highland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gage County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cortland 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 Cortland: Galesburg.

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


Total Population 466
Population in Households 466
Population in Familes 400
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,773
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 202
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 147
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 165 (75.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 37 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $153,571
Average Home Value $181,748


Median Household Income $65,649
Average Household Income $72,909
Per Capita Income $30,404
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.52%
Households -0.16% -0.4%
Families 1.02% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
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.

Cortland, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cortland 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 # 208 64th
Population Density1 # 60 90th
Diversity Index2 # 421 27th
Median Household Income # 48 92nd
Per Capita Income # 113 81st

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