Cowles, Nebraska

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Cowles, Nebraska
Village
Main Street in Cowles
Main Street in Cowles
Location of Cowles, Nebraska
Location of Cowles, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°10′19″N 98°26′53″W / 40.17194°N 98.44806°W / 40.17194; -98.44806Coordinates: 40°10′19″N 98°26′53″W / 40.17194°N 98.44806°W / 40.17194; -98.44806
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Webster
Area[1]
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,791 ft (546 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 30
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 29
 • Density 53.6/sq mi (20.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68930
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-10985[4]
GNIS feature ID 0828421[5]

Cowles is a village in Webster County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 30 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Cowles was platted in 1878 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6][7] It was named for railroad official W. D. Cowles.[8][9] A post office was established in Cowles in 1879, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1960.[10]

Geography[edit]

Cowles is located at 40°10′19″N 98°26′53″W / 40.17194°N 98.44806°W / 40.17194; -98.44806 (40.172060, -98.448145).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 220
1930 224 1.8%
1940 158 −29.5%
1950 130 −17.7%
1960 55 −57.7%
1970 57 3.6%
1980 48 −15.8%
1990 42 −12.5%
2000 48 14.3%
2010 30 −37.5%
Est. 2015 28 [12] −6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 30 people, 11 households, and 9 families residing in the village. The population density was 53.6 inhabitants per square mile (20.7/km2). There were 13 housing units at an average density of 23.2 per square mile (9.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 11 households of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.2% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the village was 41.5 years. 36.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 16.7% were from 45 to 64; and 26.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 63.3% male and 36.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 48 people, 18 households, and 12 families residing in the village. The population density was 84.7 people per square mile (32.5/km²). There were 18 housing units at an average density of 31.8 per square mile (12.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 18 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the village, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 16.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $36,000. Males had a median income of $10,625 versus $16,563 for females. The per capita income for the village was $9,382. There were 16.7% of families and 43.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 60.0% of under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Cowles, Webster County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 141. 
  8. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 94. 
  9. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). Origin of Nebraska place names. Lincoln, NE: Works Progress Administration. p. 9. 
  10. ^ "Webster County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.