Ogallala, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Ogallala, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Ogallala had a population of 4,574 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.1296 and longitude -101.7207 in Keith County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ogallala (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 4,574
Population in Households 4,535
Population in Familes 3,564
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 923
Diversity Index3 29


Median Household Income $46,354
Average Household Income $60,729
Per Capita Income $27,347


Total Housing Units 2,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,230 (51.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 821 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $135,769
Average Home Value $146,565


Total Households 2,051
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 1,245
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 -0.42% -0.55%
Households -0.29% -0.38%
Families -0.5% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.32%

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, 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 # 36 94th
Population Density # 257 56th
Diversity Index # 89 85th
Median Household Income # 396 32nd
Per Capita Income # 341 41st

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