Mason City, Nebraska

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Mason City, Nebraska
Village
Mason City at sunrise
Mason City at sunrise
Location of Mason City, Nebraska
Location of Mason City, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°13′21″N 99°17′54″W / 41.22250°N 99.29833°W / 41.22250; -99.29833Coordinates: 41°13′21″N 99°17′54″W / 41.22250°N 99.29833°W / 41.22250; -99.29833
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Custer
Area[1]
 • Total 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Land 0.47 sq mi (1.22 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,260 ft (689 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 171
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 168
 • Density 363.8/sq mi (140.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68855
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-31115[4]
GNIS feature ID 0831084[5]

Mason City is a village in Custer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 171 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Mason City was founded by the Lincoln Land Company in 1886.[6]

Geography[edit]

Mason City is located at 41°13′21″N 99°17′54″W / 41.22250°N 99.29833°W / 41.22250; -99.29833 (41.222485, -99.298352)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.47 square miles (1.22 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 171 people, 75 households, and 45 families residing in the village. The population density was 363.8 inhabitants per square mile (140.5 /km2). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 197.9 per square mile (76.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.2% White, 0.6% Native American, 1.2% Asian, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 75 households of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.0% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the village was 47.4 years. 21.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.8% were from 25 to 44; 40.4% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 178 people, 72 households, and 49 families residing in the village. The population density was 377.3 people per square mile (146.2/km²). There were 91 housing units at an average density of 192.9 per square mile (74.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.38% White, 3.37% Native American, and 2.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 72 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% 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 3.02.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 79.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $26,719, and the median income for a family was $29,792. Males had a median income of $24,750 versus $21,786 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,881. About 11.1% of families and 13.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 25.7% of those sixty five or over.

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. 106. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.