Cozad, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Cozad, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Cozad had a population of 4,002 as of July 1, 2018. 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 40.8597 and longitude -99.9873 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.

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Cozad, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,002
Population in Households 3,918
Population in Familes 3,118
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 1,528
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $44,474
Average Household Income $61,607
Per Capita Income $25,691


Total Housing Units 1,841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,059 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 599 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 182 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $88,354
Average Home Value $104,273


Total Households 1,659
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,051
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.08% -0.23%
Households 0.02% -0.27%
Families -0.08% -0.38%
Median Household Income   4.34%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 2018 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 # 98 83rd
Diversity Index # 51 91st
Median Household Income # 440 24th
Per Capita Income # 436 25th

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