Elwood, Nebraska Population 2024

593

Elwood is a city located in Dawson County, Frontier County, and Gosper County Nebraska. Elwood has a 2024 population of 593. It is also the county seat of Gosper County. Elwood is currently declining at a rate of -2.63% annually and its population has decreased by -10.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 659 in 2020.

The average household income in Elwood is $71,288 with a poverty rate of 6.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Elwood is 51.7 years, 46.5 years for males, and 58 years for females.

Elwood Demographics

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

  • White: 94.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.89%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.77%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,076.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-10.02% (-66)
The current population of Elwood, Nebraska is 593 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 659.

Elwood, Nebraska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White49394.99%
Two or more races152.89%
Black or African American50.96%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.77%
Other race20.39%
Native American00%
Asian00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Native American

Asian

Elwood Population by Race

Elwood Population Pyramid 2024

Elwood Median Age

51.7

Total

46.5

Male

58

Female

Elwood Adults

There are 451 adults, (145 of whom are seniors) in Elwood.

Elwood Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

47.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Elwood Sex Ratio

Female23845.86%
Male28154.14%

Elwood Population by Age

Elwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2232.1868.231.8
Married1032.8181.618.4
Non Family961.2267.732.3
Female223.414.595.5
Male22.51000

2.76

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Elwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade00%
9th to 12th Grade378.89%
High School Graduate14534.86%
Some College9522.84%
Associates Degree5813.94%
Bachelors Degree6014.42%
Graduate Degree215.05%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Elwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White36334581
Hispanic43260
2+ Races730
Black550
Islander200

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.31%.

Elwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,563$44,375$38,750
Less Than 9th Grade$53,750$0$35,694
High School Graduate$45,000$37,417$46,250
Some College$35,577$36,354$31,406
Bachelors Degree$55,750$57,083$41,667
Graduate Degree$48,750$45,833$0

$41,563

Average Earnings

$44,375

Average Male

$38,750

Average Female

Elwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Elwood Language

92.39% of Elwood residents speak only English, while 7.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.79% of the population.

Elwood Language

Elwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White405153.7%
Multiple15746.67%
Black55100%
Hispanic5858.62%

6.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.55%

Male Poverty Rate

9.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elwood

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elwood is White, with 3.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.83%.

Elwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College11.56%
Bachelors or Greater6.17%
High School4.24%
Less Than 9th Grade0%

Elwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed9.09%
Male Employed3.21%
Female Employed2.44%
Female Unemployed0%

Elwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$62,917$71,288
Families$70,875$83,461
Married Families$74,028$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,000$47,778

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Elwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Elwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Elwood 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 35-44.

Elwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Elwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

29

Number of Veterans

27

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam11
Second Gulf War5
First Gulf War2
World War II2
Korea0

Elwood Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+15
55 to 646
65 to 745
35 to 543
18 to 340

Elwood Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White296.64%

Elwood Veterans by Race

Elwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Elwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Elwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Elwood 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

68.4%

Born in Elwood

95.18%

Native Born

4.82%

Foreign Born

4.82%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.18% of Elwood residents were born in the United States, with 68.4% having been born in Nebraska. 4.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029510-17-3.23%
2028527-16-2.95%
2027543-17-3.04%
2026560-16-2.78%
2025576-17-2.87%
2024593-16-2.63%
2023609-17-2.72%
2022626-5-0.79%
2021631-28-4.25%
2020659-20-2.95%
2019679-1-0.15%
2018680-18-2.58%
201769800%
201669820.29%
201569660.87%
2014690-7-1%
2013697-17-2.38%
2012714253.63%
2011689-18-2.55%
201070700%

Elwood Population by Year