Elwood, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Elwood, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The Village of Elwood had a population of 715 as of July 1, 2018. Elwood 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 Elwood is located at latitude 40.5903 and longitude -99.861 in Gosper County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Elwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gosper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,671 feet.

The Village of Elwood (GNIS ID: 2398823) 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 Elwood is located within Elwood 7-22 Election Precinct, a minor civil division (MCD) of Gosper County.

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


Total Population 715
Population in Households 686
Population in Familes 575
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 1,381
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $54,238
Average Household Income $65,131
Per Capita Income $26,269


Total Housing Units 318 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $109,932
Average Home Value $132,836


Total Households 284
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 194
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 0.14% 0.08%
Households 0.09% 0.14%
Families 0.71% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Elwood, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elwood 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 # 161 72nd
Population Density # 131 78th
Diversity Index # 286 51st
Median Household Income # 243 58th
Per Capita Income # 408 30th

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