Axtell, Nebraska

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Axtell, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Axtell: east side of Main Street
Downtown Axtell: east side of Main Street
Nickname(s): The Windmill City[1]
Location of Axtell, Nebraska
Location of Axtell, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°28′48″N 99°7′38″W / 40.48000°N 99.12722°W / 40.48000; -99.12722Coordinates: 40°28′48″N 99°7′38″W / 40.48000°N 99.12722°W / 40.48000; -99.12722
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Kearney
Incorporated 1885
Area[2]
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,224 ft (678 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 726
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 718
 • Density 1,650.0/sq mi (637.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68924
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-02830[5]
GNIS feature ID 0835239[6]

Axtell is a village in Kearney County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Kearney, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 726 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The first settlement at Axtell was made in the 1870s.[7] Axtell was incorporated as a village in 1885 when the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point.[7] It was named for a railroad worker.[8][9]

Geography[edit]

Axtell is located at 40°28′48″N 99°7′38″W / 40.48000°N 99.12722°W / 40.48000; -99.12722 (40.479905, -99.127265).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all of it land.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 262
1900 329 25.6%
1910 394 19.8%
1920 385 −2.3%
1930 328 −14.8%
1940 295 −10.1%
1950 352 19.3%
1960 477 35.5%
1970 500 4.8%
1980 602 20.4%
1990 707 17.4%
2000 696 −1.6%
2010 726 4.3%
Est. 2014 743 [11] 2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 726 people, 276 households, and 208 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,650.0 inhabitants per square mile (637.1/km2). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 665.9 per square mile (257.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 276 households of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 36.2 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 696 people, 258 households, and 190 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,808.9 people per square mile (707.2/km²). There were 277 housing units at an average density of 719.9 per square mile (281.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.85% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.58% of the population.

There were 258 households out of which 41.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the village the population was spread out with 32.3% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 19.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $40,625, and the median income for a family was $41,750. Males had a median income of $28,693 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,459. About 7.5% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.0% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

Economy[edit]

Basic economic activities in Axtell include farming and farm related occupations.

Culture[edit]

Axtell became known as "The Windmill City" for the large number of windmill within the community.

Axtell is also known as the home of Mosaic - Bethphage Village of Axtell, which provides services for the developmentally disabled. Bethphage was founded in 1913 by K. G. William Dahl, a minister of the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Homepage". Village of Axtell, NE. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ a b "Axtel, Kearney County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Axtell, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 84. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  13. ^ http://www.axtellne.com/History.htm “Axtell, Nebraska, the Windmill City. History of Axtell”

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