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The Village of Cortland had a population of 465 as of July 1, 2017. Cortland 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 Cortland is located at latitude 40.5059 and longitude -96.7061 in Gage County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cortland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gage County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,444 feet.

The Village of Cortland (GNIS ID: 2398631) 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 Cortland is located within Township of Highland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gage County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cortland 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 Cortland: Galesburg.

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


Total Population 465
Daytime Population: Workers 67
Daytime Population: Residents 196
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 263
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 465
Population in Familes 398
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,769
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $70,178
Average Household Income $76,312
Per Capita Income $31,418


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 164 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $174,390
Average Home Value $214,939


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 144
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 -0.49% -0.26%
Households -0.41% -0.2%
Families 0.59% -0.42%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

Cortland, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cortland 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 # 209 64th
Population Density # 61 90th
Diversity Index # 431 26th
Median Household Income # 44 93rd
Per Capita Income # 137 77th

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