Cozad, NE


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Cozad is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 3,863 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cozad is the 38th largest community in Nebraska.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Cozad is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.61% of the Cozad workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Cozad is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cozad who work in office and administrative support (9.52%), teaching (8.86%), and sales jobs (8.48%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Cozad spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.26 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Cozad doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Cozad rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.76% of adults 25 and older in Cozad have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Cozad in 2010 was $21,855, which is lower middle income relative to Nebraska, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,420 for a family of four. However, Cozad contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cozad is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cozad home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cozad residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Cozad also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.91% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cozad include Irish, Swedish, English, and Czech.

The most common language spoken in Cozad is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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