Burwell, Nebraska

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Burwell, Nebraska

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High Points

Burwell strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Nebraska):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Burwell Short Commute Times
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Burwell Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Burwell Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Burwell, Nebraska

Comparing Burwell to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Nebraska (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Well-Paid Single Men 3 1
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 7
People Above Poverty 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1
Median Family Income 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Burwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 144 miles NW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 169 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Garfield
Standard Zip Codes 68823
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.781
Longitude -99.132

Burwell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 35 to 65 F
Annual Precip 23.6 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 35 to 64 F
Annual Precip 25 inches
Distance 34.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 34 to 66 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
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Burwell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,130 100%
Male 512 45.3%
Female 618 54.7%
Under 18 260 23%
18+ 870 77%
65+ 327 28.9%
Median Age 46.6
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,111 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 6 0.5%
Mixed Race 10 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.2%

Estimated Burwell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,063
Growth -67
Growth % -5.9%

Burwell Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.3%
US/American 13.4%
English 12.1%
Irish 10.9%
Czech 5.7%
Danish 4%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Swedish 3.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Polish 1.8%
Czechoslovakian 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Scottish 1%
Norwegian 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.3%
European 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Burwell 1,130 $33,558
Arcadia 359 $33,750
Comstock 110 $32,500
Ericson 104 $35,500
Ord 2,269 $36,383
Sargent 649 $30,714
Taylor 207 $25,469

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Garfield County Library
Burwell, Nebraska
(308) 346-4711

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Burwell High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 177 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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