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Ogallala, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Ogallala had a population of 4,604 as of July 1, 2020. Ogallala ranks in the upper 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 Ogallala is located at latitude 41.128 and longitude -101.7196 in Keith County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ogallala encompass a land area of 4.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Keith County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,222 feet.

The City of Ogallala (GNIS ID: 2395305) 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 Ogallala is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Keith County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ogallala: Ogalalla, Ogalalla Village, Oglala.

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Ogallala, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,604 (100%)
Population in Households 4,565 (99.2%)
Population in Families 3,553 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 39 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 929
Diversity Index2 31
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,472
Average Household Income $56,730
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $25,560
Wealth Index5 48
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,308 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,299 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 772 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 236 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $102,750
Average Home Value $129,253
Housing Affordability Index3 203
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,072
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 1,255
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.28% -0.33%
Households -0.13% -0.23%
Families -0.33% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.21%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.06%

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Ogallala, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ogallala to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 37 94th
Population Density # 253 57th
Median Household Income # 535 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 265 46th
Per Capita Income # 489 16th
Diversity Index # 81 86th

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