Elwood, Nebraska

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Elwood, Nebraska

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Elwood Short Commute Times
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Elwood Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Elwood, Nebraska

Comparing Elwood 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 8
Age of the Population 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Female Share of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 5 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 7 8
Median Family Income 6 7
College Educated Adults 5 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 6
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 5 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Affordability of Rents 4 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4

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Elwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 168 miles W of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 210 miles W of Omaha, Nebraska
County Gosper
Standard Zip Codes 68937
Phone Area Codes 308
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.59
Longitude -99.86

Elwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 22.3 inches
Station OVERTON 3 W
Distance 18.3 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
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 26 inches
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Elwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 761 100%
Male 366 48.1%
Female 395 51.9%
Under 18 190 25%
18+ 571 75%
65+ 204 26.8%
Median Age 42.5
Average Family Size 2.94
White 746 98%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 7 0.9%
Mixed Race 7 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 21 2.8%

Estimated Elwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 712
Growth -49
Growth % -6.4%

Elwood 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 56.9%
US/American 8.7%
English 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
Swedish 3.7%
Irish 3.2%
Danish 3%
Dutch 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2%
Czech 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Scottish 1.1%
Austrian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Elwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Johnson Lake (68937)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elwood 761 $42,917
Arapahoe 1,028 $36,750
Bertrand 786 $44,205
Cozad 4,163 $43,413
Eustis 464 $41,750
Lexington 10,011 $43,571
Overton 646 $38,194

Elwood Public Libraries

Elwood Public Library
Elwood, Nebraska
(308) 785-2035

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Elwood High Schools (2004)

Serves 154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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