Harvard, Nebraska

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Harvard, Nebraska
City
Downtown Harvard: east side of Clay Avenue
Downtown Harvard: east side of Clay Avenue
Location of Harvard, Nebraska
Location of Harvard, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°37′13″N 98°5′48″W / 40.62028°N 98.09667°W / 40.62028; -98.09667Coordinates: 40°37′13″N 98°5′48″W / 40.62028°N 98.09667°W / 40.62028; -98.09667
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Clay
Government
 • Mayor Michael Boyd
Area[1]
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land 0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,801 ft (549 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,013
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 990
 • Density 1,558.5/sq mi (601.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68944
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-21345[4]
GNIS feature ID 0829840[5]

Harvard is a city in Clay County, Nebraska, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,013. It is part of the Hastings, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Harvard was founded in 1871 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6][7] It was named after Harvard University, in Massachusetts.[8]

Geography[edit]

Harvard is located at 40°37′13″N 98°5′48″W / 40.62028°N 98.09667°W / 40.62028; -98.09667 (40.620276, -98.096554).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,013 people, 372 households, and 248 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,558.5 inhabitants per square mile (601.7/km2). There were 453 housing units at an average density of 696.9 per square mile (269.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.9% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 15.8% from other races, and 4.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.7% of the population.

There were 372 households of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.23.

The median age in the city was 36.9 years. 29.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 998 people, 385 households, and 259 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,558.9 people per square mile (602.1/km²). There were 450 housing units at an average density of 702.9 per square mile (271.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.19% White, 0.10% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 3.21% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.32% of the population.

There were 385 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 23.8% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $29,350, and the median income for a family was $32,031. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $17,159 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,077. About 12.5% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives[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. 104. 
  7. ^ "Harvard, Clay County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  8. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 43.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ loos&pid=1538830166 "John L. Loos". Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, October 1, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2011.