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The City of Cozad had a population of 4,036 as of July 1, 2017. Cozad ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Cozad is located at latitude 40.8613 and longitude -99.9864 in Dawson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cozad (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dawson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,490 feet.

The City of Cozad (GNIS ID: 2393659) 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 Cozad is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Dawson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cozad 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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Cozad, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,036
Daytime Population: Workers 2,067
Daytime Population: Residents 2,029
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,096
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 3,952
Population in Familes 3,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 1,541
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $44,504
Average Household Income $59,108
Per Capita Income $24,572


Total Housing Units 1,850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,120 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 546 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 184 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $78,092
Average Home Value $100,357


Total Households 1,666
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,054
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 0.2% -0.1%
Households 0.08% -0.19%
Families -0.05% -0.32%
Median Household Income   4.3%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Cozad, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cozad 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 # 39 93rd
Population Density # 97 83rd
Diversity Index # 50 92nd
Median Household Income # 418 28th
Per Capita Income # 471 19th

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