Tekamah, Nebraska

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Tekamah, Nebraska
City
Downtown Tekamah: 13th Street
Downtown Tekamah: 13th Street
Motto: "Looking To the Future"
Location of Tekamah, Nebraska
Location of Tekamah, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°46′41″N 96°13′21″W / 41.77806°N 96.22250°W / 41.77806; -96.22250Coordinates: 41°46′41″N 96°13′21″W / 41.77806°N 96.22250°W / 41.77806; -96.22250
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Burt
Area[1]
 • Total 1.32 sq mi (3.42 km2)
 • Land 1.32 sq mi (3.42 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,050 ft (320 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,736
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,681
 • Density 1,315.2/sq mi (507.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68061
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-48515
GNIS feature ID 0834058[4]
Website tekamah.net

Tekamah (Omaha: tekamah;[5] "Cottonwood tree") is a city in Burt County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,736 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Burt County.[6]

History[edit]

Tekamah was incorporated in 1855.[7]

Geography[edit]

Tekamah is located at 41°46′41″N 96°13′21″W / 41.77806°N 96.22250°W / 41.77806; -96.22250 (41.778008, -96.222546).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.32 square miles (3.42 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 122
1880 776 536.1%
1890 1,244 60.3%
1900 1,597 28.4%
1910 1,524 −4.6%
1920 1,811 18.8%
1930 1,804 −0.4%
1940 1,925 6.7%
1950 1,914 −0.6%
1960 1,788 −6.6%
1970 1,848 3.4%
1980 1,886 2.1%
1990 1,852 −1.8%
2000 1,892 2.2%
2010 1,736 −8.2%
Est. 2012 1,681 −3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2012 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,736 people, 715 households, and 478 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,315.2 inhabitants per square mile (507.8 /km2). There were 818 housing units at an average density of 619.7 per square mile (239.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.5% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 715 households of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 25.8% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,892 people, 778 households, and 522 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,492.2 people per square mile (575.2/km²). There were 833 housing units at an average density of 657.0 per square mile (253.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.05% White, 0.11% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.05% Asian, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 778 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $35,708, and the median income for a family was $41,688. Males had a median income of $30,650 versus $21,125 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,836. About 5.7% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

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, Tekamah has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.[11]

Climate data for Tekamah, Nebraska
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −1
(31)
2
(36)
9
(48)
17
(63)
23
(74)
28
(83)
32
(89)
30
(86)
26
(78)
19
(67)
9
(49)
2
(35)
16.3
(61.6)
Average low °C (°F) −12
(11)
−9
(15)
−3
(26)
3
(38)
10
(50)
16
(60)
18
(64)
17
(62)
11
(52)
5
(41)
−3
(27)
−9
(16)
3.7
(38.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.7)
23
(0.9)
46
(1.8)
74
(2.9)
104
(4.1)
114
(4.5)
89
(3.5)
91
(3.6)
79
(3.1)
50
(2)
33
(1.3)
23
(0.9)
744
(29.3)
Source: Weatherbase [12]

Notable people[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. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American Placenames of the United States. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press. p. 486. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Boye, Alan (2007). The Complete Roadside Guide to Nebraska. University of Nebraska Press. p. 31. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Tekamah, Nebraska
  12. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on October 8, 2013.

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