Cook, Nebraska

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Cook, Nebraska
Village
The 1989 Duane Carman bridge in Cook is the only covered bridge in Nebraska.[1]
The 1989 Duane Carman bridge in Cook is the only covered bridge in Nebraska.[1]
Location of Cook, Nebraska
Location of Cook, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°30′38″N 96°9′41″W / 40.51056°N 96.16139°W / 40.51056; -96.16139Coordinates: 40°30′38″N 96°9′41″W / 40.51056°N 96.16139°W / 40.51056; -96.16139
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Johnson
Area[2]
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,053 ft (321 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 321
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 317
 • Density 1,888.2/sq mi (729.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68329
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-10390[5]
GNIS feature ID 0828307[6]

Cook is a village in Johnson County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 321 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Cook had its start by the building of the Missouri Pacific Railroad through that territory.[7]

Geography[edit]

Cook is located at 40°30′38″N 96°9′41″W / 40.51056°N 96.16139°W / 40.51056; -96.16139 (40.510526, -96.161506)[8].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 321 people, 145 households, and 89 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,888.2 inhabitants per square mile (729.0 /km2). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 994.1 per square mile (383.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.0% White, 1.2% Asian, 2.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 145 households of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the village was 44.4 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 322 people, 159 households, and 86 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,854.9 people per square mile (731.3/km²). There were 175 housing units at an average density of 1,008.1 per square mile (397.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.38% White, 0.31% Native American, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 159 households out of which 20.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.3% were non-families. 42.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 28.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the village the population was spread out with 18.9% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 31.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 76.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.2 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $28,594, and the median income for a family was $34,545. Males had a median income of $29,750 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,204. About 2.2% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duggan, Joe. "Cook: Making the transition to keep town alive". Lincoln Journal Star. 2008-03-01. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 121. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.