Clarks, Nebraska

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Clarks, Nebraska
Downtown Clarks: Green Street, seen from across U.S. Highway 30
Downtown Clarks: Green Street, seen from across U.S. Highway 30
Location of Clarks, Nebraska
Location of Clarks, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°13′1″N 97°50′20″W / 41.21694°N 97.83889°W / 41.21694; -97.83889Coordinates: 41°13′1″N 97°50′20″W / 41.21694°N 97.83889°W / 41.21694; -97.83889
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyMerrick
Area
 • Total0.31 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Land0.31 sq mi (0.81 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,621 ft (494 m)
Population
 • Total369
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
354
 • Density1,127.39/sq mi (435.55/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68628
Area code(s)308
FIPS code31-09165[4]
GNIS feature ID0828159[5]

Clarks is a village in Merrick County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 369 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Clarks was platted in 1866 when the Union Pacific Railroad was extended to that point.[6][7] It is named for Silas Henry H. Clark, superintendent of the Union Pacific Railroad.[8][9]

Geography[edit]

Clarks is located at 41°13′1″N 97°50′20″W / 41.21694°N 97.83889°W / 41.21694; -97.83889 (41.216880, -97.838803).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all of it land.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900554
19106059.2%
1920540−10.7%
19305400.0%
1940454−15.9%
19504642.2%
1960439−5.4%
19704809.3%
1980445−7.3%
1990379−14.8%
2000361−4.7%
20103692.2%
Est. 2017354[3]−4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 369 people, 145 households, and 105 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,190.3 inhabitants per square mile (459.6/km2). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 538.7 per square mile (208.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.9% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.1% of the population.

There were 145 households of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.4% 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 2.54 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the village was 39.2 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.2% male and 52.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 361 people, 157 households, and 102 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,164.3 people per square mile (449.6/km²). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 577.3 per square mile (222.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.06% White, 0.83% from other races, and 1.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

There were 157 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $25,313 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,742. About 12.8% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.9% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Clarks Public School was a K-12 school until it consolidated with the Polk, Hordville, and Marquette school systems in 2000.

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  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. ^ "Clarks, Merrick County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  7. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 129.
  8. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 83.
  9. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). Origin of Nebraska place names. Lincoln, NE: Works Progress Administration. p. 8.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "Helen Elizabeth Derr". Alexandria Daily Town Talk, June 24, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2011.