Hebron, Nebraska

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Hebron, Nebraska
City
Downtown, south side of Lincoln Avenue, looking southwest from 5th Street, 2010
Downtown, south side of Lincoln Avenue, looking southwest from 5th Street, 2010
Motto: "Home of the World's Largest Porch Swing"
Location of Hebron, Nebraska
Location of Hebron, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°10′6″N 97°35′12″W / 40.16833°N 97.58667°W / 40.16833; -97.58667Coordinates: 40°10′6″N 97°35′12″W / 40.16833°N 97.58667°W / 40.16833; -97.58667
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Thayer
Government
 • Mayor Pat Kenner
Area[1]
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,470 ft (448 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,579
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,546
 • Density 1,119.9/sq mi (432.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68370
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-21905[4]
GNIS feature ID 0829911[5]

Hebron is a city and county seat of Thayer County, Nebraska, United States.[6] The population was 1,579 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Hebron was founded about 1869 by a colony of Disciples of Christ.[7][8] It was named after the ancient city of Hebron.[9][10]

A tornado in 1953 caused severe damage.[11]

Geography[edit]

Hebron is located at 40°10′6″N 97°35′12″W / 40.16833°N 97.58667°W / 40.16833; -97.58667 (40.168345, -97.586574).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.41 square miles (3.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,667
1980 1,906 14.3%
1990 1,765 −7.4%
2000 1,565 −11.3%
2010 1,579 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,579 people, 698 households, and 402 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,119.9 inhabitants per square mile (432.4/km2). There were 791 housing units at an average density of 561.0 per square mile (216.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 698 households of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.4% were non-families. 39.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the city was 51.3 years. 18.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 27.2% were from 45 to 64; and 30.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,565 people, 700 households, and 417 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,118.5 people per square mile (431.6/km²). There were 761 housing units at an average density of 543.9 per square mile (209.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.36% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.06% Asian, and 0.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.26% of the population.

Porch swing in city park

There were 700 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 38.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.9% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 26.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $31,000, and the median income for a family was $39,524. Males had a median income of $30,655 versus $19,009 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,505. About 4.9% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions[edit]

The swing in the city park at 5th and Jefferson Streets is claimed to be the world's largest porch swing, long enough to fit 24 adults.[13]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

U.S. Post Office in Hebron, 2010

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ "Hebron, Thayer County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Exploring Nebraska Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-9744358-7-9. 
  9. ^ "Profile for Hebron, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  10. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 138. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  11. ^ Boye, Alan (2007). The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska. University of Nebraska Press. p. 81. 
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ "Tourism". Thayer County Economic Development Alliance. Retrieved 2013-03-05.

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