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The City of Ogallala had a population of 4,588 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ogallala: Ogalalla, Ogalalla Village, Oglala.

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


Total Population 4,588
Population in Households 4,551
Population in Familes 3,562
Population in Group Qrtrs 37
Population Density1 926
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 2,069
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,344 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 726 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 394 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $116,754
Average Home Value $145,372


Median Household Income $44,686
Average Household Income $59,383
Per Capita Income $26,887
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.51% -0.33%
Households -0.24% -0.17%
Families -0.4% -0.25%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

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, 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 # 37 94th
Population Density1 # 256 56th
Diversity Index2 # 86 85th
Median Household Income # 380 35th
Per Capita Income # 292 50th

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