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Elm Creek, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Elm Creek had a population of 1,029 as of July 1, 2017. Elm Creek 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 Elm Creek is located at latitude 40.7201 and longitude -99.3756 in Buffalo County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Elm Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buffalo County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,267 feet.

The Village of Elm Creek (GNIS ID: 2398813) 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 Elm Creek is located within Township of Elm Creek (historical), a minor civil division (MCD) of Buffalo County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Elm Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,029
Daytime Population: Workers 203
Daytime Population: Residents 481
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 684
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 1,029
Population in Familes 833
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,480
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $53,840
Average Household Income $65,730
Per Capita Income $26,422


Total Housing Units 466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 319 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 108 (23.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $114,244
Average Home Value $148,668


Total Households 427
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 287
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 1.85% 1.67%
Households 1.88% 1.68%
Families 2.32% 1.55%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Elm Creek, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elm Creek 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 # 109 81st
Population Density # 110 81st
Diversity Index # 304 47th
Median Household Income # 224 62nd
Per Capita Income # 382 34th

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