Burwell, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Burwell, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Burwell had a population of 1,192 as of July 1, 2016. Burwell ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Burwell is located at latitude 41.78 and longitude -99.1342 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,175 feet.

The City of Burwell (GNIS ID: 2393477) 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 Burwell is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Garfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burwell 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 Burwell: Webster's Town.

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


Total Population 1,192
Population in Households 1,147
Population in Familes 863
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 1,150
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 568
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 306
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 372 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $77,727
Average Home Value $94,624


Median Household Income $40,428
Average Household Income $50,263
Per Capita Income $24,341
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.24% -0.27%
Households -0.17% -0.11%
Families -0.31% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Burwell, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burwell 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 # 99 83rd
Population Density1 # 185 68th
Diversity Index2 # 503 14th
Median Household Income # 469 19th
Per Capita Income # 442 24th

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