Burwell, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Burwell, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Burwell had a population of 1,196 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Burwell 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 Burwell: Webster's Town.

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


Total Population 1,196
Daytime Population: Workers 927
Daytime Population: Residents 621
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,548
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 1,145
Population in Familes 857
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 1,154
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $41,979
Average Household Income $51,729
Per Capita Income $24,784


Total Housing Units 685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 122 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $83,858
Average Home Value $105,053


Total Households 563
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 300
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 -0.16% -0.44%
Households -0.27% -0.32%
Families -0.54% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.09%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

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, 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 # 98 83rd
Population Density # 188 68th
Diversity Index # 506 13th
Median Household Income # 468 19th
Per Capita Income # 463 20th

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