Crofton, Nebraska

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Crofton, Nebraska
City
Downtown Crofton: 2nd Street
Downtown Crofton: 2nd Street
Location of Crofton, Nebraska
Location of Crofton, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°43′50″N 97°29′53″W / 42.73056°N 97.49806°W / 42.73056; -97.49806Coordinates: 42°43′50″N 97°29′53″W / 42.73056°N 97.49806°W / 42.73056; -97.49806
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Knox
Area[1]
 • Total 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.66 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,421 ft (433 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 726
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 689
 • Density 1,100/sq mi (440/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68730
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-11440[4]
GNIS feature ID 0828463[5]

Crofton is a city in Knox County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 726 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Crofton was platted in 1892.[6] The city was named after Crofton Court, England, the former estate of a railroad promoter.[7][8]

Geography[edit]

Crofton is located at 42°43′50″N 97°29′53″W / 42.73056°N 97.49806°W / 42.73056; -97.49806 (42.730691, -97.497997).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 610
1920 811 33.0%
1930 733 −9.6%
1940 600 −18.1%
1950 630 5.0%
1960 604 −4.1%
1970 677 12.1%
1980 948 40.0%
1990 820 −13.5%
2000 754 −8.0%
2010 726 −3.7%
Est. 2016 689 [3] −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 726 people, 319 households, and 203 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,134.4 inhabitants per square mile (438.0/km2). There were 361 housing units at an average density of 564.1 per square mile (217.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 1.0% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 319 households of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 43.1 years. 25.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 22.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 754 people, 321 households, and 206 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,161.7 people per square mile (447.9/km²). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 536.2 per square mile (206.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.75% White, 0.40% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 321 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 20.7% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $30,667, and the median income for a family was $42,083. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $17,841 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,506. About 6.5% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.9% of those under age 18 and 15.2% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ 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 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. ^ "Crofton Nebraska History". City of Crofton, NE. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Crofton, Knox County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 172. 
  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.