Atkinson, Nebraska

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Atkinson, Nebraska
City
Downtown Atkinson: State Street
Downtown Atkinson: State Street
Motto: "Proud & Alive"
Location of Atkinson, Nebraska
Location of Atkinson, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°31′54″N 98°58′37″W / 42.53167°N 98.97694°W / 42.53167; -98.97694Coordinates: 42°31′54″N 98°58′37″W / 42.53167°N 98.97694°W / 42.53167; -98.97694
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Holt
Area[1]
 • Total 1.63 sq mi (4.22 km2)
 • Land 1.63 sq mi (4.22 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,106 ft (642 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,245
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,252
 • Density 763.8/sq mi (294.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68713
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-02550[4]
GNIS feature ID 0827106[5]
Website http://www.atkinsonne.com/

Atkinson is a city in Holt County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,245 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The first settlement at Atkinson was made in about 1875.[6] Atkinson was platted in 1880, shortly when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] It was named for Col. John Atkinson, an original owner of the town site.[8][9]

Geography[edit]

Atkinson is located at 42°31′54″N 98°58′37″W / 42.53167°N 98.97694°W / 42.53167; -98.97694 (42.531681, -98.976835).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,245 people, 549 households, and 322 families residing in the city. The population density was 763.8 inhabitants per square mile (294.9/km2). There were 638 housing units at an average density of 391.4 per square mile (151.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 549 households of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 38.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 46.1 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 24.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,244 people, 537 households, and 322 families residing in the city. The population density was 932.8 people per square mile (361.1/km²). There were 640 housing units at an average density of 479.9 per square mile (185.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.95% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 537 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $28,490, and the median income for a family was $36,094. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $17,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,085. About 10.0% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 119. 
  7. ^ "Atkinson, Holt County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Atkinson, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "The story of urban renewal ", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 21, 2000. Retrieved 2010-03-03