Dalton, Nebraska

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Dalton, Nebraska
Village
Dalton, looking northeast across U.S. Highway 385
Dalton, looking northeast across U.S. Highway 385
Location of Dalton, Nebraska
Location of Dalton, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°24′31″N 102°58′20″W / 41.40861°N 102.97222°W / 41.40861; -102.97222Coordinates: 41°24′31″N 102°58′20″W / 41.40861°N 102.97222°W / 41.40861; -102.97222
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cheyenne
Area[1]
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,262 ft (1,299 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 315
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 318
 • Density 926.5/sq mi (357.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 69131
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-12070[4]
GNIS feature ID 0828561[5]

Dalton is a village in Cheyenne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 315 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Dalton was founded in about 1900 when the Nebraska, Wyoming and Western Railroad was extended to that point.[6] It was likely named after the town of Dalton, Massachusetts.[7]

Geography[edit]

Dalton is located at 41°24′31″N 102°58′20″W / 41.40861°N 102.97222°W / 41.40861; -102.97222 (41.408685, -102.972195).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 315 people, 142 households, and 81 families residing in the village. The population density was 926.5 inhabitants per square mile (357.7 /km2). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 500.0 per square mile (193.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 142 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.0% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the village was 41.1 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 332 people, 156 households, and 83 families residing in the village. The population density was 966.2 people per square mile (377.0/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 494.7 per square mile (193.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.40% White, 0.30% Native American, and 0.30% from two or more races.

There were 156 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 42.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $28,967, and the median income for a family was $43,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,600. About 10.3% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 25.3% of those age 65 or over.

Schools[edit]

Dalton is home to Leyton Public High School Leyton Public Schools

Leyton Public High School is home to the Leyton Warriors.

The school colors for the Leyton Warriors are cardinal and gold.

The school's biggest rival is Potter-Dix High School, located in Potter, Nebraska.

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. ^ "Dalton, Cheyenne County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 41.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.