Lynch, Nebraska

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Lynch, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Lynch: 4th Street
Downtown Lynch: 4th Street
Location of Lynch, Nebraska
Location of Lynch, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°49′47″N 98°27′56″W / 42.82972°N 98.46556°W / 42.82972; -98.46556Coordinates: 42°49′47″N 98°27′56″W / 42.82972°N 98.46556°W / 42.82972; -98.46556
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Boyd
Area[1]
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,401 ft (427 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 245
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 238
 • Density 462.3/sq mi (178.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68746
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-29750[4]
GNIS feature ID 0830974[5]

Lynch is a village in Boyd County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 245 at the 2010 census, down from 269 at the 2000 census. Lynch is located in northern Nebraska, between the Missouri and Niobrara rivers.

History[edit]

Lynch was incorporated as a village in 1893.[6] It was named for John Lynch, a pioneer settler.[6][7]

Geography[edit]

Lynch is located at 42°49′47″N 98°27′56″W / 42.82972°N 98.46556°W / 42.82972; -98.46556 (42.829804, -98.465453).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 231
1910 583 152.4%
1920 589 1.0%
1930 498 −15.4%
1940 487 −2.2%
1950 440 −9.7%
1960 409 −7.0%
1970 375 −8.3%
1980 357 −4.8%
1990 296 −17.1%
2000 269 −9.1%
2010 245 −8.9%
Est. 2015 230 [9] −6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 245 people, 125 households, and 64 families residing in the village. The population density was 462.3 inhabitants per square mile (178.5/km2). There were 179 housing units at an average density of 337.7 per square mile (130.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 94.3% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.8% Pacific Islander, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 125 households of which 17.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.8% were non-families. 45.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 29.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the village was 53.5 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.7% were from 45 to 64; and 34.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 269 people, 131 households, and 78 families residing in the village. The population density was 476.2 people per square mile (185.5/km²). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 313.3/sq mi (122.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.28% White, 1.86% Native American, 0.37% Asian, and 1.49% from two or more races.

There were 131 households out of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.63.

Old-fashioned Mobil station in Lynch

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 15.6% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 28.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,333, and the median income for a family was $29,792. Males had a median income of $23,571 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,702. About 5.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.0% of those sixty five or over.

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lynch has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.[11]

Climate data for Lynch, Nebraska
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(34)
2
(36)
9
(49)
17
(62)
23
(73)
28
(82)
31
(88)
31
(87)
26
(78)
19
(66)
9
(49)
2
(36)
16
(61)
Average low °C (°F) −13
(8)
−12
(10)
−6
(22)
1
(33)
7
(45)
13
(55)
16
(61)
15
(59)
9
(48)
2
(35)
−6
(22)
−12
(11)
1
(34)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
20
(0.8)
38
(1.5)
69
(2.7)
86
(3.4)
94
(3.7)
80
(3)
71
(2.8)
58
(2.3)
43
(1.7)
20
(0.8)
15
(0.6)
602
(23.7)
Source: Weatherbase [12]

Education[edit]

Lynch Public Schools serves Lynch.

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. ^ a b "Lynch, Boyd County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 30 July 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. 96. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Lynch, Nebraska
  12. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on October 10, 2013.

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