Neligh, Nebraska

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Neligh, Nebraska
City
Neligh Mill, on the bank of the Elkhorn River in Neligh
Neligh Mill, on the bank of the Elkhorn River in Neligh
Location of Neligh within Antelope County and Nebraska
Location of Neligh within Antelope County and Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°7′48″N 98°1′45″W / 42.13000°N 98.02917°W / 42.13000; -98.02917Coordinates: 42°7′48″N 98°1′45″W / 42.13000°N 98.02917°W / 42.13000; -98.02917
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Antelope
Government
 • Mayor Jeri Anderson
Area[1]
 • Total 1.11 sq mi (2.87 km2)
 • Land 1.10 sq mi (2.85 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,755 ft (535 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,599
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,569
 • Density 1,453.6/sq mi (561.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68756
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-33775[4]
GNIS feature ID 0831582[5]
Website nelighpub.info

Neligh /ˈnl/ NEE-lee[6] is a city in Antelope County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,599 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Antelope County.[7]

History[edit]

In 1872, while misunderstanding the ideal location he was selling, Omaha banker Herman Kountze sold the land required to develop Neligh. He was not aware it would make the ideal county seat, which Neligh eventually became.[8]

Neligh was platted in 1873.[9][10] It was named for its founder, John D. Neligh.[11]

Geography[edit]

Neligh is located at 42°7′48″N 98°1′45″W / 42.13000°N 98.02917°W / 42.13000; -98.02917 (42.130011, -98.029103).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.11 square miles (2.87 km2), of which, 1.10 square miles (2.85 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,599 people, 707 households, and 407 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,453.6 inhabitants per square mile (561.2 /km2). There were 781 housing units at an average density of 710.0 per square mile (274.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.

There were 707 households of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.4% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 47.1 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.6% were from 45 to 64; and 24% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,651 people, 697 households, and 443 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,731.7 people per square mile (671.0/km²). There were 771 housing units at an average density of 808.7 per square mile (313.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.97% White, 0.55% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 697 households out of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $30,580, and the median income for a family was $39,750. Males had a median income of $29,261 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,888. About 10.6% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.

Media[edit]

The Neligh News & Leader is the only media outlet in Neligh, and serves all of Antelope County. The newspaper has a circulation of more than 1,600.[13] It is owned by Dave and Joan Wright.[14]

Notable people[edit]

  • John DeCamp - Politician and author of The Franklin Cover-up.
  • Robert A. Harper (1862-1946) - Botanist who researched the cytology and development of fungi, slime molds, and plants. Before beginning his career as a botanical researcher, he taught Greek and Latin at Gates College in Neligh from 1886 to 1888.[15][16]
  • Frank Hughes - Sport shooter
  • Josephine Roche - Industrialist, activist, and politician; served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury from 1934 to 1937.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Neligh has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.[17]

Climate data for Neligh, Nebraska
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −1
(31)
2
(35)
8
(47)
16
(60)
22
(72)
27
(80)
31
(87)
29
(84)
24
(76)
17
(62)
6
(43)
0
(32)
15.1
(59.1)
Average low °C (°F) −13
(9)
−11
(13)
−5
(23)
1
(34)
8
(46)
14
(57)
16
(61)
15
(59)
11
(51)
3
(37)
−5
(23)
−12
(11)
1.8
(35.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
18
(0.7)
41
(1.6)
61
(2.4)
97
(3.8)
100
(4)
79
(3.1)
80
(3)
56
(2.2)
43
(1.7)
30
(1)
18
(0.7)
638
(24.8)
Avg. precipitation days 4 4 6 8 10 10 8 8 7 6 4 4 79
Source: Weatherbase [18]

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. ^ Nebraska Pronunciation Guide. Associated Press. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ (1888) "Antelope County." Andreas' History of Nebraska. Retrieved 7/1/07.
  9. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 15. 
  10. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 96. 
  11. ^ History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 11. 
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ Nebraska Press Association
  14. ^ "About Us". Neligh News & Leader. Retrieved 2013-02-19.
  15. ^ Kral, E. A. (2008). "900 Famous Nebraskans". Nebraska Press Association. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  16. ^ Thom, Charles (1948). "Biographical Memoir of Robert Almer Harper, 1862-1946". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 2013-04-12.
  17. ^ Climate Summary for Neligh, Nebraska
  18. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on October 10, 2013.

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