Hay Springs, Nebraska
|Hay Springs, Nebraska|
Downtown Hay Springs, 2012
Location of Hay Springs, Nebraska
|• Total||0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)|
|• Land||0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||3,839 ft (1,170 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||552|
|• Density||1,500.0/sq mi (579.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0829881|
Hay Springs was established in 1885 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named from the production of hay in the valley east of the springs. Hay Springs was incorporated as a village in November 1885.
As of the census of 2010, there were 570 people, 266 households, and 130 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,500.0 inhabitants per square mile (579.2/km2). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 863.2 per square mile (333.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 92.8% White, 5.4% Native American, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 266 households of which 18.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 51.1% were non-families. 46.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.72.
The median age in the village was 54.6 years. 16.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.6% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 35.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 652 people, 283 households, and 181 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,715.2 people per square mile (662.5/km²). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 878.6 per square mile (339.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 90.18% White, 5.67% Native American, 1.53% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.
There were 283 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the village the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 21.5% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.7 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $30,078, and the median income for a family was $34,318. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,136 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,376. About 10.3% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 65 or over.
Hay Springs is located at the junction of US Route 20 and State Highway 87.
Hay Springs has an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. The schools' athletic teams are the Hawks.
- Mari Sandoz - Author and Nebraska Hall of Fame inductee born nearby.
- S. Donald Stookey - Inventor, family moved to Iowa when he was six.
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