Rushville, Nebraska

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Rushville, Nebraska
City
Downtown Rushville: west side of north Main Street
Downtown Rushville: west side of north Main Street
Location of Rushville within county and state
Location of Rushville within county and state
Coordinates: 42°43′2″N 102°27′37″W / 42.71722°N 102.46028°W / 42.71722; -102.46028Coordinates: 42°43′2″N 102°27′37″W / 42.71722°N 102.46028°W / 42.71722; -102.46028
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Sheridan
Area[1]
 • Total 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Land 1.15 sq mi (2.98 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,740 ft (1,140 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 890
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 851
 • Density 770/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 69360
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-42775 [4]
GNIS feature ID 0832788 [5]

Rushville is a city in Sheridan County in the state of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. Its population was 890 at the 2010 census.[6] It is the county seat of Sheridan County.[7]

Name[edit]

Rushville was named from Rush Creek.[8] In the Lakota language, Rushville is known as Owátȟokšu or Iwátȟokšu Otȟúŋwahe, meaning "Place where things are transported" or "Transportation City".[9]

History[edit]

Rushville was platted in 1885 when the Fremont, Elkhorn, and Missouri Valley Railway was extended to that point.[10] Rushville was incorporated in October 1885.[11]

Geography[edit]

Rushville is located at 42°43′2″N 102°27′37″W / 42.71722°N 102.46028°W / 42.71722; -102.46028 (42.717209, -102.460350).[12] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 484
1900 483 −0.2%
1910 633 31.1%
1920 955 50.9%
1930 1,006 5.3%
1940 1,125 11.8%
1950 1,266 12.5%
1960 1,228 −3.0%
1970 1,137 −7.4%
1980 1,217 7.0%
1990 1,127 −7.4%
2000 999 −11.4%
2010 890 −10.9%
Est. 2016 851 [3] −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 890 people, 399 households, and 226 families residing in the city. The population density was 773.9 inhabitants per square mile (298.8/km2). There were 498 housing units at an average density of 433.0 per square mile (167.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 73.8% White, 0.6% African American, 21.9% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.1% of the population.

There were 399 households of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.4% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 39.3 years. 28.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 25.4% were from 45 to 64; and 20% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 43.8% male and 56.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 999 people, 419 households, and 266 families residing in the city. The population density was 857.2 people per square mile (329.7/km²). There were 518 housing units at an average density of 444.5 per square mile (170.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 77.68% White, 0.10% African American, 18.32% Native American, 0.30% from other races, and 3.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.

There were 419 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.3% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $27,361, and the median income for a family was $36,100. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,586. About 13.5% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.7% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/thechadronnews/news/article_0bfc2de8-943e-5790-a008-f492b9e21542.html
  7. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  8. ^ Exploring Nebraska Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-9744358-7-9. 
  9. ^ Ullrich, Jan F. (2014). New Lakota Dictionary (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Lakota Language Consortium. ISBN 978-0-9761082-9-0. 
  10. ^ "Rushville, Sheridan County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  11. ^ Shumway, Grant Lee (1921). History of Western Nebraska and Its People. Western publishing & engraving Company. p. 424. 
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.