Chambers, Nebraska

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Chambers, Nebraska
Village
Nebraska Highway 95 in Chambers
Nebraska Highway 95 in Chambers
Location of Chambers, Nebraska
Location of Chambers, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°12′18″N 98°44′53″W / 42.20500°N 98.74806°W / 42.20500; -98.74806Coordinates: 42°12′18″N 98°44′53″W / 42.20500°N 98.74806°W / 42.20500; -98.74806
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Holt
Area[1]
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,119 ft (646 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 268
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 263
 • Density 260/sq mi (100/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68725
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-08675[4]
GNIS feature ID 0828086[5]
Website http://www.chambers-ne.com

Chambers is a village in Holt County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 268 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Chambers was founded in 1884 as a point on the mail route.[6] It was named for B. F. Chambers, an agent at the General Land Office.[7][8]

Geography[edit]

Chambers is located at 42°12′18″N 98°44′53″W / 42.20500°N 98.74806°W / 42.20500; -98.74806 (42.205133, -98.748171).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 256
1930 259 1.2%
1940 388 49.8%
1950 395 1.8%
1960 396 0.3%
1970 321 −18.9%
1980 390 21.5%
1990 341 −12.6%
2000 333 −2.3%
2010 268 −19.5%
Est. 2016 263 [3] −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 268 people, 135 households, and 80 families residing in the village. The population density was 262.7 inhabitants per square mile (101.4/km2). There were 166 housing units at an average density of 162.7 per square mile (62.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 135 households of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the village was 54 years. 18.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 30.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 333 people, 153 households, and 102 families residing in the village. The population density was 331.6 people per square mile (128.6/km²). There were 172 housing units at an average density of 171.3 per square mile (66.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.70% White, 0.30% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 153 households out of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 32.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $24,750, and the median income for a family was $28,611. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,778 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,941. About 4.8% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest[edit]

Chambers annually hosts the Holt County Fair in August.[11]

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. ^ "Chambers, Holt County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). Origin of Nebraska place names. Lincoln, NE: Works Progress Administration. p. 8. 
  8. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 75. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-05. Retrieved 2009-10-29.