Geneva, Nebraska

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Geneva, Nebraska
City
G Street in downtown Geneva
G Street in downtown Geneva
Motto: "Values & Vision"
Location of Geneva, Nebraska
Location of Geneva, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°31′35″N 97°36′7″W / 40.52639°N 97.60194°W / 40.52639; -97.60194Coordinates: 40°31′35″N 97°36′7″W / 40.52639°N 97.60194°W / 40.52639; -97.60194
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Fillmore
Area[1]
 • Total 2.04 sq mi (5.28 km2)
 • Land 2.04 sq mi (5.28 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,644 ft (501 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,217
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 2,172
 • Density 1,086.8/sq mi (419.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68361
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-18405
GNIS feature ID 0829483[4]
Website City Website

Geneva is a city in Fillmore County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,217 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Fillmore County[5].

History[edit]

Geneva was founded in 1871.[6] It was named after Geneva, in Switzerland.[7]

Geography[edit]

Geneva is located at 40°31′35″N 97°36′7″W / 40.52639°N 97.60194°W / 40.52639; -97.60194 (40.526288, -97.601885)[8].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.04 square miles (5.28 km2), all land.[1]

The city serves as the Fillmore County seat and is home to the historic Fillmore County Courthouse. This two-story brick building was built in 1894 and has a prominent three-story clock tower which was installed by jeweler W.P. McCall in 1909. The courthouse underwent a multi-million dollar restoration and conservation project and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geneva is located approximately 24 miles south of Interstate 80 on U.S. Route 81, which is a part of the Pan American Highway, connecting Canada to Mexico.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 376
1890 1,580 320.2%
1900 1,534 −2.9%
1910 1,741 13.5%
1920 1,768 1.6%
1930 1,662 −6.0%
1940 1,888 13.6%
1950 2,031 7.6%
1960 2,352 15.8%
1970 2,275 −3.3%
1980 2,400 5.5%
1990 2,310 −3.7%
2000 2,226 −3.6%
2010 2,217 −0.4%
Est. 2012 2,172 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2012 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,217 people, 926 households, and 585 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,086.8 inhabitants per square mile (419.6 /km2). There were 1,061 housing units at an average density of 520.1 per square mile (200.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.9% White, 1.3% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.7% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.

There were 926 households of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.8% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 44.3 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 24.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.5% male and 53.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,226 people, 957 households, and 618 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,486.5 people per square mile (573.0/km²). There were 1,050 housing units at an average density of 701.2 per square mile (270.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.01% White, 0.04% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.45% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 957 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $40,096. Males had a median income of $30,357 versus $17,534 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,349. About 2.4% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 7.1% 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. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 110. 
  7. ^ Boye, Alan (2007). The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska. University of Nebraska Press. p. 82. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 19, 2013. 

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