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People

Total Population 756
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 22.8%
Employed Population 16+ 364
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 61.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,074
% Above Poverty Level 88.9%
% Below Poverty Level 11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $685
Median House Value $100,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 18.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CANADAY STEAM PLANT
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
Station HOLDREGE
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

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 Population Median Family Income
Arapahoe 924 $72,386
Bertrand 749 $65,833
Cozad 3,905 $50,972
Eustis 394 $62,500
Lexington 10,152 $48,216
Overton 677 $58,333

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Elwood Public Libraries

Library
Elwood Public Library
505 RIPLEY STREET
Elwood, Nebraska
(308) 785-2035

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Elwood High Schools

ELWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
308-785-2491
Serves 154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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