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Elk Creek, Nebraska

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The location of Elk Creek

Welcome to Elk Creek ...

The village of Elk Creek is located in Johnson County.

The location of Elk Creek has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Elk Creek: Elk Crk. (or less commonly used: Elk Ck. or Elk Cr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Elk Creek has a population of 93 people<2> (see below for details).

Elk Creek is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Elk Creek lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Elk Creek: (402) and (531)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Elk Creek had a population of 98 people. This makes Elk Creek the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 98 people, the population of Elk Creek decreased 12.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 112 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Elk Creek had an population of 93 people. This is a decrease of 5.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.96% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Elk Creek.

Communities near Elk Creek ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Auburn   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Elk Creek

Located in Nemaha County

Tecumseh   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elk Creek

Pawnee City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Elk Creek

Located in Pawnee County

Humboldt   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Elk Creek

Located in Richardson County

Sterling   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Elk Creek

Johnson   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Elk Creek

Located in Nemaha County

Cook   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Elk Creek

Table Rock   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Elk Creek

Located in Pawnee County

Talmage   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Elk Creek

Located in Otoe County

Stella   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Elk Creek

Located in Richardson County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Elk Creek.

Communities Also Named Elk Creek ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Elk Creek - they are located in California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Elk Creek.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Elk Creek. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Elk Creek. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Elk Creek.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Elk Creek:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Elk Creek ...

Looking for more information about Elk Creek? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Elk Creek, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Elk Creek.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Elk Creek.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Elk Creek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elk Creek) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elk Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elk Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elk Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2883, Longitude: -96.1269     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Elk Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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