Holdrege, Nebraska

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Holdrege, Nebraska
City
Holdrege city hall
Holdrege city hall
Location of Holdrege, Nebraska
Location of Holdrege, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°26′26″N 99°22′28″W / 40.44056°N 99.37444°W / 40.44056; -99.37444Coordinates: 40°26′26″N 99°22′28″W / 40.44056°N 99.37444°W / 40.44056; -99.37444
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Phelps
Area[1]
 • Total 3.87 sq mi (10.02 km2)
 • Land 3.86 sq mi (10.00 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 2,329 ft (710 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 5,495
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 5,534
 • Density 1,423.6/sq mi (549.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68949
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-22640
GNIS feature ID 0830051[4]
Website www.cityofholdrege.org

Holdrege is a city in Phelps County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 5,495 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Phelps County.[5]

History[edit]

Holdrege was established in 1883 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] It was named for George W. Holdrege, a railroad official.[7] Holdrege was designated county seat in 1884.[8]

Transportation[edit]

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides daily service through Holdrege, operating its California Zephyr daily in both directions between Chicago and Emeryville, California, across the bay from San Francisco.

Geography[edit]

Holdrege is located at 40°26′26″N 99°22′28″W / 40.44056°N 99.37444°W / 40.44056; -99.37444 (40.440619, -99.374526).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.87 square miles (10.02 km2), of which, 3.86 square miles (10.00 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,601
1900 3,007 15.6%
1910 3,030 0.8%
1920 3,108 2.6%
1930 3,263 5.0%
1940 3,360 3.0%
1950 4,381 30.4%
1960 5,226 19.3%
1970 5,635 7.8%
1980 5,624 −0.2%
1990 5,671 0.8%
2000 5,636 −0.6%
2010 5,495 −2.5%
Est. 2012 5,534 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
2012 Estimate[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 5,495 people, 2,351 households, and 1,496 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,423.6 inhabitants per square mile (549.7 /km2). There were 2,589 housing units at an average density of 670.7 per square mile (259.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.

There were 2,351 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the city was 42.4 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 5,636 people, 2,355 households, and 1,544 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,498.5 people per square mile (578.7/km²). There were 2,602 housing units at an average density of 691.8 per square mile (267.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.29% White, 0.14% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.03% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.

There were 2,355 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% 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 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $36,225, and the median income for a family was $44,939. Males had a median income of $29,288 versus $22,281 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,569. About 5.7% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

In the 2002 film About Schmidt, Warren Schmidt (Jack Nicholson) attempts to visit his childhood house in Holdrege only to discover a Tires Plus store built on the site. Although set in Holdrege, the scene was actually filmed in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  6. ^ "Holdrege, Phelps County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Profile for Holdrege, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "History of Holdrege". City of Holdrege, NE. Retrieved 21 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 

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