Downtown Davey: east side of 2nd Street
Location of Davey, Nebraska
|• Total||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Land||0.15 sq mi (0.39 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,250 ft (381 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||157|
|• Density||1,000/sq mi (390/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0828586|
Irish immigrants were the first Europeans to settle northern Lancaster county, followed by other Northern European immigrants such as Danes and Swedes with the passage of the Homestead Act in 1862. The area was originally known as Rock Creek and was served by a Pony Express station in 1871. In 1875, a Danish Lutheran church was built in the area. The town of Davey was founded in the Rock Creek area in 1886 when the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad was extended to that point and was named for Michael Davey, a pioneer citizen.
By 1891, Davey offered a livery barn, an ice house, a meat market, a barber shop, a two-story opera house, a doctor's office, and a confectioner's shop. In 1900, the Interstate Company of Lincoln began publishing the Davey Mirror, the village newspaper. In 1903, the Farmers State Bank of Davey opened its doors in the center of the village.
A fire broke out at the local Catholic church in 1919 which spread throughout the town, burning many buildings including the Farmers State Bank of Davey and the telephone office. The Davey Hall, a WPA project, was built in the 1930s and celebrated by two days of festivities. The only grocery store in Davey, Hansen's Grocery, closed in 1965 and the last Chicago Northwestern train passed through the village in 1981. Today, the train tracks have been converted to a hiking trail.
Davey is located at (40.985155, -96.669581).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census, of 2010, there were 154 people, 61 households and 40 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,026.7 inhabitants per square mile (396.4/km2). There were 66 housing units at an average density of 440.0 per square mile (169.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.6% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.
There were 61 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.4% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.18.
The median age was 39.6 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 54.5% male and 45.5% female.
At the 2000 census, there were 153 people, 67 households and 44 families residing in the village. The population density was 987.9 per square mile (393.8/km²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 445.5 per square mile (177.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.04% White, 1.31% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.
There were 67 households of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.2% were married couples living together, 1.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% 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 2.89.
20.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 109.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.7 males.
The median household income was $37,500 and the median family income was $52,083. Males had a median income of $30,625 compared with $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,128. None of the families and 0.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.6% of those over 64.
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