Leigh, Nebraska

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Leigh, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Leigh: east side of Main Street
Downtown Leigh: east side of Main Street
Location of Leigh, Nebraska
Location of Leigh, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°42′16″N 97°14′15″W / 41.70444°N 97.23750°W / 41.70444; -97.23750Coordinates: 41°42′16″N 97°14′15″W / 41.70444°N 97.23750°W / 41.70444; -97.23750
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Colfax
Area[1]
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.60 sq mi (1.55 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,604 ft (489 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 405
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 408
 • Density 675.0/sq mi (260.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68643
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-26560[4]
GNIS feature ID 0830670[5]

Leigh is a village in Colfax County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 405 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Leigh was founded in the 1870s.[6] Leigh was the maiden name of the first postmaster's wife.[7] A post office was established at Leigh in 1875.[8]

Geography[edit]

Leigh is located at 41°42′16″N 97°14′15″W / 41.70444°N 97.23750°W / 41.70444; -97.23750 (41.704544, -97.237586).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), of which, 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 54
1890 249 361.1%
1900 439 76.3%
1910 567 29.2%
1920 516 −9.0%
1930 692 34.1%
1940 575 −16.9%
1950 551 −4.2%
1960 502 −8.9%
1970 501 −0.2%
1980 509 1.6%
1990 447 −12.2%
2000 442 −1.1%
2010 405 −8.4%
Est. 2015 403 [10] −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 405 people, 193 households, and 112 families residing in the village. The population density was 675.0 inhabitants per square mile (260.6/km2). There were 216 housing units at an average density of 360.0 per square mile (139.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.0% White, 2.7% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 193 households of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.0% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the village was 43.9 years. 20.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 24.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 442 people, 190 households, and 118 families residing in the village. The population density was 732.3 people per square mile (284.4/km²). There were 212 housing units at an average density of 351.3 per square mile (136.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.55% White, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 190 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 22.2% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.5 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $31,458, and the median income for a family was $40,481. Males had a median income of $31,563 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,423. About 4.5% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. 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. ^ "Leigh, Colfax County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 
  7. ^ 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. 93. 
  8. ^ "Colfax County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  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". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.