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Elwood is a village in Gosper County, in the Lexington metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Elwood Thomas, farmer.
The latitude of Elwood is 40.590N. The longitude is -99.86W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,667 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 739.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gosper 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 68937 ZIP code.
50% of Elwood residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elwood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elwood was $18,042, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Elwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Elwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $693.
Libraries in Elwood include Elwood Public Library ... View libraries
Gosper County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elwood political report.
The average commute time for Elwood workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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