Swanton, Nebraska

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Swanton, Nebraska
Village
Location of Swanton, Nebraska
Location of Swanton, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°22′45″N 97°4′48″W / 40.37917°N 97.08000°W / 40.37917; -97.08000Coordinates: 40°22′45″N 97°4′48″W / 40.37917°N 97.08000°W / 40.37917; -97.08000
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Saline
Area[1]
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.52 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,352 ft (412 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 94
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 96
 • Density 470.0/sq mi (181.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68445
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-48060[4]
GNIS feature ID 0833983[5]

Swanton is a village in Saline County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 94 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Swanton is located at 40°22′45″N 97°4′48″W / 40.37917°N 97.08000°W / 40.37917; -97.08000 (40.379298, -97.080011).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.[1]

History[edit]

Swanton was originally called Morris, and under the later name was established in 1883 when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] Due to the existence of another town called Morris in Nebraska, Morris was later renamed Swanton, after the Swan Creek nearby, in order to avoid repetition.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 184
1900 268 45.7%
1910 285 6.3%
1920 276 −3.2%
1930 238 −13.8%
1940 233 −2.1%
1950 203 −12.9%
1960 190 −6.4%
1970 160 −15.8%
1980 131 −18.1%
1990 145 10.7%
2000 106 −26.9%
2010 94 −11.3%
Est. 2015 94 [9] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 94 people, 46 households, and 28 families residing in the village. The population density was 470.0 inhabitants per square mile (181.5/km2). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 295.0 per square mile (113.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.7% White and 4.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 46 households of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.04 and the average family size was 2.57.

The median age in the village was 46 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 39.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 106 people, 50 households, and 26 families residing in the village. The population density was 532.1 people per square mile (204.6/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 296.2 per square mile (113.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 50 households out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.0% were non-families. 44.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $21,875, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $24,844 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,170. There were no families and 14.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 22.2% of those over 64.

Notable natives[edit]

  • Home of Willard Schmidt, 1936 Olympic Gold Medalist in basketball at Berlin. He was a 1928 graduate of Swanton High.
  • Home of Coach Joe Sukovaty, a 2001 inductee into the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame. Won two state basketball titles at Swanton in 1927-28, and later coached Hildreth to three titles in the 1940s. Sukovaty later returned to Swanton High School as the Superintendent and Basketball coach in 1954. It was due to his initiative that a new gymnasium and auditorium was erected several years later, which still stands; although the high school was closed and the building demolished some years ago..

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Swanton, Saline". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 123. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  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. 

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