Gandy, Nebraska

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Gandy, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Gandy: Broadway Avenue, looking north from 5th Street
Downtown Gandy: Broadway Avenue, looking north from 5th Street
Location of Gandy, Nebraska
Location of Gandy, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°28′12″N 100°27′28″W / 41.47000°N 100.45778°W / 41.47000; -100.45778Coordinates: 41°28′12″N 100°27′28″W / 41.47000°N 100.45778°W / 41.47000; -100.45778
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Logan
Area[1]
 • Total 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Land 0.25 sq mi (0.65 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,897 ft (883 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 32
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 32
 • Density 128.0/sq mi (49.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 69163
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-17950[4]
GNIS feature ID 0829449[5]

Gandy is a village in Logan County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the North Platte, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 32 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Gandy was the first seat of Logan County.[6] An election on July 25, 1885 established the town of Gandy and named it the Logan County seat.[7] Gandy was named after an early settler, Jim Gandy,[8][9] who agreed to donate the land for the town in exchange for the naming rights.[7] Gandy was the largest town in Logan County until a Union Pacific spur line bypassed it to the north, and terminated at a newly established town, Stapleton, in 1913. Gandy remained the county seat until an election held on May 2, 1929, changed the seat to Stapleton.[10]

Geography[edit]

Gandy is located at 41°28′12″N 100°27′28″W / 41.47000°N 100.45778°W / 41.47000; -100.45778 (41.470122, -100.457844).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 191
1930 194 1.6%
1940 169 −12.9%
1950 88 −47.9%
1960 41 −53.4%
1970 50 22.0%
1980 53 6.0%
1990 51 −3.8%
2000 30 −41.2%
2010 32 6.7%
Est. 2015 32 [12] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 32 people, 17 households, and 10 families residing in the village. The population density was 128.0 inhabitants per square mile (49.4/km2). There were 22 housing units at an average density of 88.0 per square mile (34.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 17 households of which 5.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.88 and the average family size was 2.40.

The median age in the village was 60.5 years. 9.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 6.2% were from 25 to 44; 50% were from 45 to 64; and 34.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 43.8% male and 56.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 30 people, 14 households, and 9 families residing in the village. The population density was 122.7 people per square mile (48.3/km²). There were 17 housing units at an average density of 69.5 per square mile (27.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 14 households out of which 14.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, and 28.6% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.60.

In the village, the population was spread out with 13.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 36.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $24,167, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $48,125 versus $9,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,650. There were no families and 20.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. 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 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  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. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 127. 
  7. ^ a b "Gandy, Logan County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "Profile for Gandy, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  9. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 97. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  10. ^ Logan County Through the Years, 1885-1985. Clipper Print. 1985. pp. 28–30. 
  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. [permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.