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Elmwood, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Elmwood: 4th Street
Downtown Elmwood: 4th Street
Location of Elmwood, Nebraska
Location of Elmwood, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cass
Area
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,289 ft (393 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 634
 • Estimate 
(2019)
661
 • Density 1,762.67/sq mi (679.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68349
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-15430
GNIS feature ID 0829094
Website http://www.ElmwoodNebraska.com

Elmwood is a village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 634 at the 2010 census.

History

Elmwood was founded in 1868. It was named for the old elm trees at the town site.

Geography

Elmwood is located at 40°50′32″N 96°17′40″W / 40.84222°N 96.29444°W / 40.84222; -96.29444 (40.842197, -96.294539).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 38
1890 303 697.4%
1900 544 79.5%
1910 635 16.7%
1920 558 −12.1%
1930 515 −7.7%
1940 456 −11.5%
1950 445 −2.4%
1960 481 8.1%
1970 548 13.9%
1980 598 9.1%
1990 584 −2.3%
2000 668 14.4%
2010 634 −5.1%
2019 (est.) 661 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 634 people, 243 households, and 168 families living in the village. The population density was 1,668.4 inhabitants per square mile (644.2/km2). There were 265 housing units at an average density of 697.4 per square mile (269.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 243 households, of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.9% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the village was 36.7 years. 30.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

Notable people

  • Bess Streeter Aldrich, American author and member of the Nebraska Hall of Fame, lived in Elmwood for many years. The Bess Streeter Aldrich House at 204 East F Street in Elmwood is preserved as a museum.
  • Robert Clement, banker and Nebraska state legislator, lived in Elmwood.
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