Downtown Ord: L Street
Location of Ord, Nebraska
|• Total||2.10 sq mi (5.44 km2)|
|• Land||2.10 sq mi (5.44 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,051 ft (625 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||988.10/sq mi (381.51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0831890|
Ord is located at (41.602553, -98.929962).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,112 people, 988 households, and 565 families living in the city. The population density was 1,088.7 inhabitants per square mile (420.3/km2). There were 1,122 housing units at an average density of 578.4 per square mile (223.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.4% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 2.1% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.
There were 988 households, of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.78.
The median age in the city was 47.2 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 25.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,269 people, 1,006 households, and 611 families living in the city. The population density was 1,366.3 people per square mile (527.8/km2). There were 1,149 housing units at an average density of 691.9 per square mile (267.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.71% White, 0.22% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.25% of the population.
There were 1,006 households, out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.9% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.84.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 22.6% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 20.5% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $27,364, and the median income for a family was $36,383. Males had a median income of $26,412 versus $16,895 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,337. About 6.8% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.
The people of Ord have implemented a number of community improvement initiatives over the course of the last few decades in response to population loss. Since 2000, the city has seen the investment of over $125 million in both private and public dollars. During that time, Ord and Valley county have seen the creation of over 100 new businesses, 350 new jobs, and employment levels returning to pre-recession levels. The community is focused on selling the lifestyle of small-town living while offering the amenities necessary for entrepreneurs to thrive. This effort has seen the population actually grow between 2010 and 2018. Ord continues to work hard to attract new talent while retaining the current population and has been recognized in publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR.
- Rod Dowhower - former coach of the Indianapolis Colts and the Stanford Cardinal football team.
- Clyde E. Elliott - motion picture producer and director
- Evelyn Sharp - American aviator
- Darrell Johnson - former Major League Baseball player and manager
- Mike McCready (music entrepreneur) - Co-founder Platinum Blue Music Intelligence, pioneer of Hit Song Science
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