Cortland, Nebraska Population 2024

499

Cortland is a city located in Gage County Nebraska. Cortland has a 2024 population of 499. Cortland is currently declining at a rate of -0.2% annually and its population has decreased by -1.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 505 in 2020.

The average household income in Cortland is $91,421 with a poverty rate of 8.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cortland is 39.3 years, 37.5 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Cortland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cortland was:

  • White: 91.17%
  • Two or more races: 7.29%
  • Native American: 1.15%
  • Other race: 0.38%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,875.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.19% (-6)
The current population of Cortland, Nebraska is 499 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 505.

Cortland, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White47591.17%
Two or more races387.29%
Native American61.15%
Other race20.38%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cortland Population by Race

Cortland Population Pyramid 2024

Cortland Median Age

39.3

Total

37.5

Male

41.5

Female

Cortland Adults

There are 394 adults, (96 of whom are seniors) in Cortland.

Cortland Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cortland Sex Ratio

Female23645.3%
Male28554.7%

Cortland Population by Age

Cortland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1972.6482.217.8
Married1303.0291.58.5
Non Family481.5260.439.6
Female103.37030
Male92.5677.822.2

2.93

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cortland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade154.17%
9th to 12th Grade359.72%
High School Graduate9125.28%
Some College8623.89%
Associates Degree8022.22%
Bachelors Degree4011.11%
Graduate Degree133.61%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cortland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cortland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White33629153
2+ Races16130
Native American660
Hispanic300
Other Race200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.77%.

Cortland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,500$48,542$36,875
Less Than 9th Grade$16,167$16,346$0
High School Graduate$45,417$51,875$37,500
Some College$47,500$61,250$32,500
Bachelors Degree$57,500$0$61,250
Graduate Degree$51,875$0$36,250

$42,500

Average Earnings

$48,542

Average Male

$36,875

Average Female

Cortland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cortland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cortland Language

100% of Cortland residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Cortland Language

Cortland Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White471428.92%
Other22100%

8.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.96%

Male Poverty Rate

11.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cortland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cortland is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cortland is White, with 8.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 11.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.61%.

Cortland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24%
High School8.79%
Some College7.83%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Cortland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed11.02%
Female Employed8.09%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Cortland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cortland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$71,563$91,421
Families$83,542$89,669
Married Families$88,125$-999,999,999
Non Families-$94,427

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cortland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

63.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cortland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cortland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cortland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cortland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

51

Number of Veterans

48

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War19
Vietnam15
Second Gulf War10
Korea0
World War II0

Cortland Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5421
75+21
55 to 646
18 to 343
65 to 740

Cortland Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4512.4%
Native American6100%

Cortland Veterans by Race

Cortland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cortland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.7%

Labor Force Participation

63.5%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cortland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cortland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cortland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81%

Born in Cortland

99.62%

Native Born

0.38%

Foreign Born

0.38%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.62% of Cortland residents were born in the United States, with 81% having been born in Nebraska. 0.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cortland Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029491-2-0.41%
2028493-1-0.2%
2027494-2-0.4%
2026496-1-0.2%
2025497-2-0.4%
2024499-1-0.2%
2023500-2-0.4%
2022502-3-0.59%
202150500%
2020505255.21%
201948000%
2018480-2-0.41%
2017482-1-0.21%
201648300%
2015483112.33%
2014472-6-1.26%
201347810.21%
2012477-1-0.21%
2011478-10-2.05%
201048800%

Cortland Population by Year