Elm Creek, Nebraska

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Elm Creek, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 12% Elm Creek Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Elm Creek, Nebraska

Comparing Elm Creek 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Senior Citizens 3 2
Age of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
College Educated Adults 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 5 1
Walking and Biking to Work 5 4
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Rents 5 3
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 4

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Elm Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 141 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 183 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Buffalo
Standard Zip Codes 68836
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.719
Longitude -99.371

Elm Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station OVERTON 3 W
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 68 F
Annual Precip 24.1 inches
Station KEARNEY 4 NE
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 25.2 inches
Station MINDEN
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 25.4 inches
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Elm Creek Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 894 100%
Male 440 49.2%
Female 454 50.8%
Under 18 269 30.1%
18+ 625 69.9%
65+ 106 11.9%
Median Age 34
Average Family Size 3.14
White 872 97.5%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 13 1.5%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 27 3%

Estimated Elm Creek Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 867
Growth -27
Growth % -3%

Elm Creek 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 41.6%
Irish 11.3%
US/American 11%
English 8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
Swedish 4.7%
Danish 3.3%
Polish 3.3%
Norwegian 2.5%
French (except Basque) 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Czech 1.3%
Dutch 1.1%
Welsh 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Swiss 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elm Creek 894 $40,417
Amherst 277 $41,875
Kearney 27,431 $46,650
Miller 156 $36,875
Overton 646 $38,194
Riverdale 213 $46,786
Sumner 237 $33,750

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Elm Creek Public Library
Elm Creek, Nebraska
(308) 856-4394

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Elm Creek High Schools (2004)

Serves 186 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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