Hershey, Nebraska

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Hershey, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Hershey
Downtown Hershey
Location of Hershey, Nebraska
Location of Hershey, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°9′29″N 101°0′6″W / 41.15806°N 101.00167°W / 41.15806; -101.00167Coordinates: 41°9′29″N 101°0′6″W / 41.15806°N 101.00167°W / 41.15806; -101.00167
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Lincoln
Area[1]
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,900 ft (884 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 665
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 660
 • Density 1,090.2/sq mi (420.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 69143
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-22290[4]
GNIS feature ID 0829938[5]

Hershey is a village in Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the North Platte, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 665 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Hershey was established in 1892 as a town on the Union Pacific Railroad.[6] It was named for J. H. Hershey, a pioneer settler.[7][8]

Geography[edit]

Hershey is located on the Union Pacific Railroad's Overland Route at 41°9′29″N 101°0′6″W / 41.15806°N 101.00167°W / 41.15806; -101.00167 (41.158118, -101.001721).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 665 people, 266 households, and 193 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,090.2 inhabitants per square mile (420.9/km2). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 478.7 per square mile (184.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 90.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 5.6% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.9% of the population.

There were 266 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the village was 40.6 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.0% male and 51.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 572 people, 232 households, and 167 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,142.4 people per square mile (441.7/km²). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 497.3 per square mile (192.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.61% White, 0.17% African American, 0.52% Asian, 6.82% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.62% of the population.

There were 232 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $36,875, and the median income for a family was $43,000. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $16,848 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,791. About 9.7% of families and 9.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[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. ^ "Hershey, Lincoln County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Profile for Hershey, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 95. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  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.