David City, Nebraska
David City, Nebraska
Downtown David City: E Street
Location of David City, Nebraska
|Named for||David Butler|
|• Total||1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)|
|• Land||1.72 sq mi (4.46 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)|
|Elevation||1,614 ft (492 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,639.37/sq mi (632.89/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0828587|
David City was founded in 1873 to serve as the county seat when county residents desired a more centrally located county seat than Savannah. The village was named after the maiden name of the wife of an early settler.
David City is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.07 square miles (5.36 km2), of which, 2.06 square miles (5.34 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.(41.254543, -97.126457).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,906 people, 1,153 households, and 706 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,410.7 inhabitants per square mile (544.7/km2). There were 1,274 housing units at an average density of 618.4 per square mile (238.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.
There were 1,153 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.05.
The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,597 people, 1,082 households, and 641 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,724.6 people per square mile (664.0/km²). There were 1,203 housing units at an average density of 798.9 per square mile (307.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.58% White, 0.15% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.
There were 1,082 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the city, the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 24.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $48,098. Males had a median income of $28,185 versus $21,179 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,550. About 3.1% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
David City has two high schools. The largest is David City Secondary School. Its athletic teams are the Scouts.The second is Aquinas High School. The Catholic school is named after Thomas Aquinas. Its teams are the Monarchs.
David City Public Schools
David City Public Schools operates a secondary school and two elementary schools: Bellwood and David City.
David City has one newspaper, The Banner-Press. The newspaper is published once a week.
- Ruth Etting - singer of the 1930s, subject of Love Me or Leave Me
- Joyce Hall - founder of Hallmark Cards
- Shon Hopwood - bank robber turned lawyer
- Roman Hruska - Republican U.S. Senator, 1954–1976
- John Kirby, professional football player
- Bob Martin - football player
- Dale Nichols - artist
- Hugo Otopalik - Iowa State wrestling and golf coach
- Kenneth Steiner - Roman Catholic bishop
- Kasey Kadavy - Best Yard in David City
- Dave Soar - largest and longest Shaft in history.
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