Ansley, Nebraska

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Ansley, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Ansley, seen from the southeast
Downtown Ansley, seen from the southeast
Location of Ansley, Nebraska
Location of Ansley, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°17′19″N 99°22′57″W / 41.28861°N 99.38250°W / 41.28861; -99.38250Coordinates: 41°17′19″N 99°22′57″W / 41.28861°N 99.38250°W / 41.28861; -99.38250
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Custer
Area[1]
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,306 ft (703 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 441
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 431
 • Density 747.5/sq mi (288.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68814
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-01535[4]
GNIS feature ID 0827004[5]

Ansley is a village in Custer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 441 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Ansley had its start in the year 1886 by the building of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad through that territory.[6] The town was named Ansley in honor of a lady of that name who bought several lots.[7]

Geography[edit]

Ansley is located at 41°17′19″N 99°22′57″W / 41.28861°N 99.38250°W / 41.28861; -99.38250 (41.288500, -99.382399).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 441 people, 202 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 747.5 inhabitants per square mile (288.6/km2). There were 256 housing units at an average density of 433.9 per square mile (167.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.0% White, 0.5% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 202 households of which 22.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.1% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the village was 46.5 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 24.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 520 people, 224 households, and 152 families residing in the village. The population density was 863.4 people per square mile (334.6/km²). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 441.7 per square mile (171.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.04% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 224 households out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.5 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $27,760, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $24,417 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,144. About 7.5% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.7% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

  • Robert M. Wilkinson (ca. 1921–2010), Los Angeles City Council member and lobbyist, born in Ansley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Ansley, Custer County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Butcher, Solomon Devore (1901). S.D. Butcher's Pioneer History of Custer County: And Short Sketches of Early Days in Nebraska. Merchants Publishing Company. p. 291. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.