Pierce, Nebraska

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Pierce, Nebraska
City
Chicago & North Western Railway depot, now part of the Pierce Historical Society Museum.
Chicago & North Western Railway depot, now part of the Pierce Historical Society Museum.
Location of Pierce, Nebraska
Location of Pierce, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°11′58″N 97°31′46″W / 42.19944°N 97.52944°W / 42.19944; -97.52944Coordinates: 42°11′58″N 97°31′46″W / 42.19944°N 97.52944°W / 42.19944; -97.52944
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Pierce
Area[1]
 • Total 0.93 sq mi (2.41 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.36 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 1,581 ft (482 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,767
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,745
 • Density 1,941.8/sq mi (749.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68767
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-39100
GNIS feature ID 0832093[4]
Website piercenebraska.com

Pierce is a city and county seat of Pierce County, Nebraska, United States.[5] The population was 1,767 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Pierce was platted in 1871, and a courthouse was erected that same year.[7] Like Pierce County, the name honors President Franklin Pierce.[8][9]

The city became a point of international interest in 2013 due to the Lambrecht auto auction, at which nearly 500 classic cars were put up for sale.[10]

Geography[edit]

Pierce is located at 42°11′58″N 97°31′46″W / 42.19944°N 97.52944°W / 42.19944; -97.52944 (42.199477, -97.529321).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.41 km2), of which, 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 73
1890 563 671.2%
1900 770 36.8%
1910 1,200 55.8%
1920 1,105 −7.9%
1930 1,271 15.0%
1940 1,249 −1.7%
1950 1,167 −6.6%
1960 1,216 4.2%
1970 1,360 11.8%
1980 1,535 12.9%
1990 1,615 5.2%
2000 1,774 9.8%
2010 1,767 −0.4%
Est. 2012 1,745 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
2012 Estimate[13]

It is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,767 people, 706 households, and 479 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,941.8 inhabitants per square mile (749.7 /km2). There were 747 housing units at an average density of 820.9 per square mile (317.0 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.9% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 706 households of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 40.2 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.9% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 18.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,774 people, 682 households, and 465 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,023.2 people per square mile (778.3/km2). There were 736 housing units at an average density of 839.4 per square mile (322.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.10% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 682 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.1% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% 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 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $35,288, and the median income for a family was $43,068. Males had a median income of $27,436 versus $21,034 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,702. About 6.7% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[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. ^ "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. ^ http://www.yankton.net/articles/2011/03/03/community/doc4d6f181b374f9967268554.txt
  7. ^ "Pierce, Pierce County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Pierce, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 114. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  10. ^ Hendee, David. "Vintage car mecca draws car enthusiasts from all over to Pierce, Neb., auction". Omaha World Herald. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 18, 2013. 

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