Elba, Nebraska

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Elba is a village in Howard County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 243 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Elba is located at 41°17′6″N 98°34′6″W / 41.285°N 98.56833°W / 41.285; -98.56833 (41.284879, -98.568365)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 243 people, 102 households, and 62 families residing in the village. The population density was 663.7 people per square mile (253.6/km²). There were 112 housing units at an average density of 305.9/sq mi (116.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.35% White, 0.41% Native American, 1.23% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 102 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 34.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 109.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $35,000. Males had a median income of $23,854 versus $18,194 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,993. About 10.6% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.6% of those sixty five or over.

Notable natives

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