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Loup is a township in Merrick County, in the Grand Island metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Nebraska named Loup. For links to other places called Loup, NE, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Loup is 41.227N. The longitude is -98.218W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,759 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 779.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Loup demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Merrick County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68816 ZIP code.
41% of Loup residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Loup ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Loup was $16,175, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Loup residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Loup, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $236. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $645.
Merrick County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Loup political report.
The average commute time for Loup workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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