Burwell, Nebraska

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Burwell is a city in Garfield County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,130 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Garfield County[3].



Burwell is host to 'Nebraska's Big Rodeo,' an annual event usually held the last weekend of July. This has been an important event for the town's economy and has been a staple for over 80 years.


Burwell is located at 41°46′53″N 99°8′3″W / 41.78139°N 99.13417°W / 41.78139; -99.13417 (41.781260, -99.134220)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,130 people, 507 households, and 277 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,091.0 people per square mile (419.5/km²). There were 622 housing units at an average density of 600.5/sq mi (230.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.32% White, 0.27% Native American, 0.53% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 507 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.2% were non-families. 42.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 28.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,569, and the median income for a family was $33,558. Males had a median income of $24,875 versus $17,222 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,949. About 10.3% of families and 14.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.5% of those under age 18 and 23.7% of those age 65 or over.

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