Potter, Nebraska

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Potter, Nebraska
Village
Potter seen from Exit 38 on Interstate 80
Potter seen from Exit 38 on Interstate 80
Location of Potter, Nebraska
Location of Potter, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°13′4″N 103°18′53″W / 41.21778°N 103.31472°W / 41.21778; -103.31472Coordinates: 41°13′4″N 103°18′53″W / 41.21778°N 103.31472°W / 41.21778; -103.31472
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cheyenne
Area[1]
 • Total 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Land 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,400 ft (1,341 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 337
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 337
 • Density 732.6/sq mi (282.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 69156
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-39870[4]
GNIS feature ID 0832328[5]

Potter is a village in Cheyenne County, Nebraska, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 337.

History[edit]

Potter had its start in the year 1870 by the building of the railroad through that territory.[6] It was named for General Potter, a railroad shareholder.[7]

Geography[edit]

Potter is located at 41°13′4″N 103°18′53″W / 41.21778°N 103.31472°W / 41.21778; -103.31472 (41.217830, -103.314788).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.46 square miles (1.19 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 337 people, 151 households, and 101 families residing in the village. The population density was 732.6 inhabitants per square mile (282.9 /km2). There were 175 housing units at an average density of 380.4 per square mile (146.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.1% White, 1.2% Native American, and 2.7% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

There were 151 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the village was 45.8 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 37.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 390 people, 159 households, and 104 families residing in the village. The population density was 799.0 people per square mile (307.3/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 348.3 per square mile (134.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.95% White, 0.26% Native American, 0.77% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population.

There were 159 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the village the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $37,000. Males had a median income of $26,932 versus $24,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,344. About 13.5% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 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. ^ "Potter, Cheyenne County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved August 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 41.  A 1925 edition is available for download at Univeristy of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.