Elwood, Nebraska

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Elwood is a village in Gosper County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lexington, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 761 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Gosper County[3].



Elwood is located at 40°35′19″N 99°51′38″W / 40.58861°N 99.86056°W / 40.58861; -99.86056 (40.588632, -99.860603)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Elwood is located at the junction of Nebraska Highway 23 and U.S. Highway 283, and is south of Elwood Reservoir.[5] In Elwood, the two highways respectively follow Ripley Street and Smith Street.[citation needed]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 761 people, 294 households, and 207 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,561.9 people per square mile (599.6/km²). There were 319 housing units at an average density of 654.7/sq mi (251.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.03% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.92% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.76% of the population.

There were 294 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.94.

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