Wilcox, Nebraska

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Wilcox, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Wilcox: East side of Main Street, looking northeast from Franklin Street
Downtown Wilcox: East side of Main Street, looking northeast from Franklin Street
Location of Wilcox, Nebraska
Location of Wilcox, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°21′52″N 99°10′4″W / 40.36444°N 99.16778°W / 40.36444; -99.16778Coordinates: 40°21′52″N 99°10′4″W / 40.36444°N 99.16778°W / 40.36444; -99.16778
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Kearney
Area[1]
 • Total 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,241 ft (683 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 358
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 354
 • Density 663.0/sq mi (256.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68982
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-52995[4]
GNIS feature ID 0834706[5]

Wilcox is a village in Kearney County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Kearney, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 358 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Wilcox was established in the 1880s when the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point.[6] It was named for its founder, Henry Wilcox.[7]

Geography[edit]

Wilcox is located at 40°21′52″N 99°10′4″W / 40.36444°N 99.16778°W / 40.36444; -99.16778 (40.364451, -99.167847).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 358 people, 143 households, and 101 families residing in the village. The population density was 663.0 inhabitants per square mile (256.0/km2). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 274.1 per square mile (105.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4% of the population.

There were 143 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14% 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 3.00.

The median age in the village was 45.8 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 34.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 360 people, 147 households, and 109 families residing in the village. The population density was 661.7 people per square mile (257.4/km²). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 288.6 per square mile (112.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.89% White, 0.28% Native American, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 147 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% 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 2.87.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $28,958, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $27,031 versus $18,194 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,626. About 3.6% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 2.5% 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. ^ "Wilcox, Kearney County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Profile for Wilcox, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.