Oconto, Nebraska

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Oconto, Nebraska
Village
Oconto welcome sign, windmill, and sculptures
Oconto welcome sign, windmill, and sculptures
Location of Oconto, Nebraska
Location of Oconto, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°8′30″N 99°45′41″W / 41.14167°N 99.76139°W / 41.14167; -99.76139Coordinates: 41°8′30″N 99°45′41″W / 41.14167°N 99.76139°W / 41.14167; -99.76139
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Custer
Area[1]
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,575 ft (785 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 151
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 149
 • Density 755.0/sq mi (291.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68860
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-35665[4]
GNIS feature ID 0831827[5]

Oconto is a village in Custer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 151 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The community was founded in 1887,[6] but was originally called "Olax." The current name was adopted because the original name conflicted with another Nebraska location. Some hold Oconto was the name of a pioneer settler, while others believe the town was named after Oconto, Wisconsin.[7] Oconto was incorporated in 1906.[8]

Geography[edit]

Oconto is located at 41°8′30″N 99°45′41″W / 41.14167°N 99.76139°W / 41.14167; -99.76139 (41.141560, -99.761457).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.[1]

Oconto is located at the junction of state highways 21 and 40. It is south of the Pressey Wildlife Management area.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 151 people, 68 households, and 40 families residing in the village. The population density was 755.0 inhabitants per square mile (291.5 /km2). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 410.0 per square mile (158.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.0% White, 0.7% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 68 households of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 30.9% 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 2.22 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the village was 44.3 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 20.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.0% male and 49.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 141 people, 65 households, and 39 families residing in the village. The population density was 687.5 people per square mile (259.2/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 385.2 per square mile (145.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population.

There were 65 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% 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 2.80.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $23,125, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,377. There were 16.7% of families and 17.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 21.1% of under eighteens and 12.0% of those over 64.

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. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 47.  A 1925 edition is available for download at Univeristy of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ "Oconto, Custer County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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