Laurel, Nebraska

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Laurel, Nebraska
City
Downtown Laurel: 2nd Street east of Elm Street
Downtown Laurel: 2nd Street east of Elm Street
Location of Laurel, Nebraska
Location of Laurel, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°25′41″N 97°5′35″W / 42.42806°N 97.09306°W / 42.42806; -97.09306Coordinates: 42°25′41″N 97°5′35″W / 42.42806°N 97.09306°W / 42.42806; -97.09306
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cedar
Area[1]
 • Total 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land 0.98 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,476 ft (450 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 964
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 954
 • Density 983.7/sq mi (379.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68745
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-26350[4]
GNIS feature ID 0830637[5]

Laurel is a city in Cedar County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 964 at the 2010 census.[6]

History[edit]

Laurel was founded in about 1892.[7] It was named for Laura Martin, the daughter of one of the founders.[8]

Geography[edit]

Laurel is located at 42°25′41″N 97°5′35″W / 42.42806°N 97.09306°W / 42.42806; -97.09306 (42.427966, -97.093053).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.98 square miles (2.54 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 514
1910 514 0.0%
1920 830 61.5%
1930 864 4.1%
1940 861 −0.3%
1950 944 9.6%
1960 922 −2.3%
1970 1,009 9.4%
1980 1,031 2.2%
1990 981 −4.8%
2000 986 0.5%
2010 964 −2.2%
Est. 2015 935 [10] −3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 964 people, 415 households, and 263 families residing in the city. The population density was 983.7 inhabitants per square mile (379.8/km2). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 483.7 per square mile (186.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 415 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.6% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 44.7 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.3% were from 25 to 44; 25% were from 45 to 64; and 24.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 986 people, 414 households, and 264 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,072.5 people per square mile (413.8/km²). There were 466 housing units at an average density of 506.9 per square mile (195.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.49% White, 0.20% Native American, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 414 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.9% 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 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 20.4% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 30.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $29,722, and the median income for a family was $35,662. Males had a median income of $26,731 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,500. About 6.0% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. 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. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ http://www.yankton.net/articles/2011/03/03/community/doc4d6f181b374f9967268554.txt
  7. ^ "Laurel, Cedar County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 34. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.