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Ogallala, Nebraska - Basic Facts

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The City of Ogallala had a population of 4,553 as of July 1, 2017. Ogallala ranks in the upper 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 Ogallala is located at latitude 41.1296 and longitude -101.7207 in Keith County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ogallala (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Keith County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,222 feet.

The City of Ogallala (GNIS ID: 2395305) 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 Ogallala is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Keith County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ogallala 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 Ogallala: Ogalalla, Ogalalla Village, Oglala.

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


Total Population 4,553
Daytime Population: Workers 3,399
Daytime Population: Residents 2,019
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,418
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 4,513
Population in Familes 3,521
Population in Group Qrtrs 40
Population Density2 919
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $48,475
Average Household Income $62,534
Per Capita Income $28,187


Total Housing Units 2,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,353 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 691 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 355 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $133,485
Average Home Value $150,720


Total Households 2,044
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,238
Average Family Size 3
  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 -0.54% -0.65%
Households -0.37% -0.57%
Families -0.65% -0.72%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Ogallala, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ogallala 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 # 37 94th
Population Density # 259 56th
Diversity Index # 85 86th
Median Household Income # 339 42nd
Per Capita Income # 277 52nd

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