Spencer, Nebraska

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Spencer, Nebraska
Village
Thayer Street in Spencer
Thayer Street in Spencer
Location of Spencer, Nebraska
Location of Spencer, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°52′29″N 98°42′1″W / 42.87472°N 98.70028°W / 42.87472; -98.70028Coordinates: 42°52′29″N 98°42′1″W / 42.87472°N 98.70028°W / 42.87472; -98.70028
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Boyd
Area[1]
 • Total 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,686 ft (514 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 455
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 443
 • Density 875.0/sq mi (337.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68777
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-46275
GNIS feature ID 0833647[4]
Website http://www.spencerne.net/

Spencer is a village in Boyd County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 455 at the 2010 census, down from 541 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Spencer was platted in 1891.[5] Sources vary whether it is named for an army captain,[5] or for George E. Spencer, a U.S. senator from Alabama.[6]

Geography[edit]

Spencer is located at 42°52′29″N 98°42′1″W / 42.87472°N 98.70028°W / 42.87472; -98.70028 (42.874589, -98.700147).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.52 square miles (1.35 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 135
1910 671 397.0%
1920 728 8.5%
1930 653 −10.3%
1940 635 −2.8%
1950 540 −15.0%
1960 671 24.3%
1970 606 −9.7%
1980 596 −1.7%
1990 536 −10.1%
2000 541 0.9%
2010 455 −15.9%
Est. 2015 433 [8] −4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2012 Estimate[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 455 people, 221 households, and 128 families residing in the village. The population density was 875.0 inhabitants per square mile (337.8/km2). There were 267 housing units at an average density of 513.5 per square mile (198.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.8% White, 0.2% African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 221 households of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 39.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the village was 51.1 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 28.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 541 people, 230 households, and 143 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,031.2 people per square mile (401.7/km²). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 518.4 per square mile (202.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.63% White and 0.37% Native American.

There were 230 households out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the village, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 22.9% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 74.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $28,636, and the median income for a family was $35,156. Males had a median income of $25,893 versus $18,958 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,466. About 11.3% of families and 13.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.7% of those under age 18 and 7.4% 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. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Spencer, Boyd County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 30 July 2014. 
  6. ^ 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. 126. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved June 23, 2013. 

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