Trenton, Nebraska

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Trenton, Nebraska
Village
Trenton in 2013 (looking south)
Trenton in 2013 (looking south)
Location of Trenton, Nebraska
Location of Trenton, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°10′34″N 101°0′49″W / 40.17611°N 101.01361°W / 40.17611; -101.01361Coordinates: 40°10′34″N 101°0′49″W / 40.17611°N 101.01361°W / 40.17611; -101.01361
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Hitchcock
Area[1]
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,674 ft (815 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 560
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 561
 • Density 965.5/sq mi (372.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 69044
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-49145[4]
GNIS feature ID 0834155[5]
Website villageoftrenton.net

Trenton is a village in Hitchcock County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 560 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Hitchcock County[6].

History[edit]

Due to Trenton's location near the center of the county, and its position on the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad, the seat of Hitchcock County was transferred there from the first county seat, Culbertson.[7]

Geography[edit]

Trenton is located at 40°10′34″N 101°0′49″W / 40.17611°N 101.01361°W / 40.17611; -101.01361 (40.176241, -101.013723)[8]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land.[1]

Trenton Dam, impounding the Republican River, and its large reservoir called Lake Swanson, stand about two and a half miles west of the city.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 770
1980 796 3.4%
1990 656 −17.6%
2000 507 −22.7%
2010 560 10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 560 people, 264 households, and 134 families residing in the village. The population density was 965.5 inhabitants per square mile (372.8 /km2). There were 328 housing units at an average density of 565.5 per square mile (218.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 264 households of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.5% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 49.2% were non-families. 43.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the village was 48.1 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.8% were from 45 to 64; and 27.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 507 people, 246 households, and 138 families residing in the village. The population density was 878.7 people per square mile (337.5/km²). There were 301 housing units at an average density of 521.7 per square mile (200.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.62% White, 0.20% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 246 households out of which 19.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.9% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.70.

In the village the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 24.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $25,078, and the median income for a family was $34,271. Males had a median income of $26,094 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,057. About 13.7% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

Weyl Service Station in Trenton. Built in 1921, it is now part of the Hitchcock County Museum. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[9]

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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 118. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ Stacy Stupka-Burda. "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Weyl Service Station". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-04-06.

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