Moorefield, Nebraska

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Moorefield, Nebraska
Village
Moorefield, looking north from Nebraska Highway 23
Moorefield, looking north from Nebraska Highway 23
Location of Moorefield, Nebraska
Location of Moorefield, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°41′23″N 100°23′56″W / 40.68972°N 100.39889°W / 40.68972; -100.39889Coordinates: 40°41′23″N 100°23′56″W / 40.68972°N 100.39889°W / 40.68972; -100.39889
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Frontier
Area[1]
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,831 ft (863 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 32
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 31
 • Density 190/sq mi (73/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 69039
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-32760[4]
GNIS feature ID 0831402[5]

Moorefield is a village in Frontier County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 32 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

First settled in the 1870s, Moorefield became a railroad town in 1886 when the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad extended a line to it.[6] Moorefield was named for the original owner of the town site.[7]

Geography[edit]

Moorefield is located at 40°41′23″N 100°23′56″W / 40.689715°N 100.398897°W / 40.689715; -100.398897 (40.689715, -100.398897).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 151
1930 156 3.3%
1940 97 −37.8%
1950 58 −40.2%
1960 55 −5.2%
1970 56 1.8%
1980 36 −35.7%
1990 52 44.4%
2000 52 0.0%
2010 32 −38.5%
Est. 2016 31 [3] −3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 32 people, 16 households, and 10 families residing in the village. The population density was 188.2 inhabitants per square mile (72.7/km2). There were 24 housing units at an average density of 141.2 per square mile (54.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 16 households of which 56.3% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.60.

The median age in the village was 50 years. 3.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 15.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.6% were from 25 to 44; 59.3% were from 45 to 64; and 6.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 59.4% male and 40.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 52 people, 19 households, and 14 families residing in the village. The population density was 310.9 people per square mile (118.1/km2). There were 19 housing units at an average density of 113.6 per square mile (43.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 19 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.4% were married couples living together, and 26.3% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.36.

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 19.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 136.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.8 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $30,833, and the median income for a family was $31,667. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,481. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

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. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  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. ^ "Moorefield, Frontier County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 61.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.