Burwell, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Burwell, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Burwell had a population of 1,214 as of July 1, 2018. Burwell ranks in the lower 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 Burwell is located at latitude 41.78 and longitude -99.1342 in Garfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Burwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Garfield County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,175 feet.

The City of Burwell (GNIS ID: 2393477) 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 Burwell is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Garfield County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burwell: Webster's Town.

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


Total Population 1,214
Population in Households 1,164
Population in Familes 878
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 1,172
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $40,588
Average Household Income $49,817
Per Capita Income $23,815


Total Housing Units 677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 358 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $88,248
Average Home Value $101,462


Total Households 570
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 305
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 0.04% -0.15%
Households -0.08% -0.14%
Families -0.27% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

Burwell, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burwell 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 # 97 83rd
Population Density # 183 69th
Diversity Index # 517 11th
Median Household Income # 515 11th
Per Capita Income # 508 13th

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