Blue Hill, Nebraska

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Blue Hill, Nebraska
City
Downtown Blue Hill: north side of West Gage Street
Downtown Blue Hill: north side of West Gage Street
Location of Blue Hill, Nebraska
Location of Blue Hill, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°19′52″N 98°27′0″W / 40.33111°N 98.45000°W / 40.33111; -98.45000Coordinates: 40°19′52″N 98°27′0″W / 40.33111°N 98.45000°W / 40.33111; -98.45000
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Webster
Area[1]
 • Total 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Land 0.73 sq mi (1.89 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,975 ft (602 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 936
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 894
 • Density 1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68930
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-05560[4]
GNIS feature ID 0827502[5]
Website http://bluehillne.com/

Blue Hill is a city in Webster County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 936 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Blue Hill was originally called Belmont, and under the latter name was platted in 1878 when the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point.[6][7] When it was discovered that another Belmont in the state existed, the name was changed to Blue Hill.[8] The present name alludes to the nearby Blue River.[9]

Geography[edit]

Blue Hill is located at 40°19′52″N 98°27′0″W / 40.33111°N 98.45000°W / 40.33111; -98.45000 (40.331008, -98.449967).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2), all of it land.[1] Blue Hill is situated at 22.5 miles north of the Nebraska-Kansas state line and is 150 miles west of the Missouri River.[11]

Government[edit]

Blue Hill's local government consists of one mayor and five board members who hold meetings on the second Tuesday of every month. As of January 2011, the mayor is Keri Schunk.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 138
1890 796 476.8%
1900 823 3.4%
1910 761 −7.5%
1920 726 −4.6%
1930 669 −7.9%
1940 565 −15.5%
1950 574 1.6%
1960 723 26.0%
1970 784 8.4%
1980 883 12.6%
1990 810 −8.3%
2000 867 7.0%
2010 936 8.0%
Est. 2016 894 [3] −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 936 people, 363 households, and 228 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,282.2 inhabitants per square mile (495.1/km2). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 537.0 per square mile (207.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 363 households of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22% 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 3.04.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.2% male and 54.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 867 people, 350 households, and 231 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,178.3 people per square mile (452.4/km²). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 532.8 per square mile (204.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.81% White, 0.35% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 350 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 30.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $30,938, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $19,904 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,733. About 8.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.4% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 141. 
  7. ^ "Blue Hill, Webster County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "History of Blue Hill". City of Blue Hill, NE. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). Origin of Nebraska place names. Lincoln, NE: Works Progress Administration. p. 7. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-08-24.  Retrieved 2011-1-30
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-08. Retrieved 2011-01-30.  Retrieved 2011-1-30
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.