Greeley Center, Nebraska

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Greeley Center
Village
Greeley County courthouse in Greeley
Greeley County courthouse in Greeley
Location within the state of Nebraska
Location within the state of Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°32′53″N 98°31′51″W / 41.54806°N 98.53083°W / 41.54806; -98.53083Coordinates: 41°32′53″N 98°31′51″W / 41.54806°N 98.53083°W / 41.54806; -98.53083
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Greeley
Area[1]
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.63 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 466
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 453
 • Density 739.7/sq mi (285.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CST (UTC-5)

Greeley Center, often shortened to simply Greeley, is a village in and the county seat of Greeley County, Nebraska, United States.[4] The population was 466 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Greeley Center was established as a town in the late 1880s when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was extended to that point.[5] It was named from its position near the geographical center of Greeley county.[6][7]

In 1890, the seat of Greeley County was transferred to Greeley Center from Scotia.[8]

Geography[edit]

Greeley Center is located at 41°32′53″N 98°31′51″W / 41.54806°N 98.53083°W / 41.54806; -98.53083 (41.548099, -98.530862).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 466 people, 204 households, and 116 families residing in the village. The population density was 739.7 inhabitants per square mile (285.6/km2). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 400.0 per square mile (154.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.9% White and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 204 households of which 21.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 40.2% 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 2.14 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the village was 49.8 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17% were from 25 to 44; 29.6% were from 45 to 64; and 26.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 527 people, 213 households, and 128 families residing in the village. The population density was 844.5 people per square mile (325.4/km²). There were 238 housing units at an average density of 378.5 per square mile (145.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.06% White, 0.19% African American, 0.38% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.19% of the population.

There were 213 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 20.9% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,667, and the median income for a family was $43,036. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $20,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,791. About 6.4% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable native[edit]

  • Maurice Lukefahr - Pioneering researcher in the fields of host plant resistance and environmental control of cotton insect pests.

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 115. 
  6. ^ "Profile for Greeley, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 69. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ "Greeley, Greeley County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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