Thedford, Nebraska

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Thedford, Nebraska
Aerial view of Thedford
Aerial view of Thedford
Location of Thedford, Nebraska
Location of Thedford, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°58′44″N 100°34′30″W / 41.97889°N 100.57500°W / 41.97889; -100.57500Coordinates: 41°58′44″N 100°34′30″W / 41.97889°N 100.57500°W / 41.97889; -100.57500
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyThomas
Area
 • Total0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Land0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,858 ft (871 m)
Population
 • Total188
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
219
 • Density912.50/sq mi (351.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
69166
Area code(s)308
FIPS code31-48760[4]
GNIS feature ID0835692[5]

Thedford is a village in Thomas County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 188 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Thomas County.[6]

History[edit]

Thedford was established in 1887 when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was extended to that point, at which time the new town was designated county seat.[7] It was likely named after Thedford, Ontario, Canada.[8] Thedford was incorporated as a village in 1914.[9]

Geography[edit]

Thedford is located at 41°58′44″N 100°34′30″W / 41.97889°N 100.57500°W / 41.97889; -100.57500 (41.978846, -100.574959).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.[11]

It is at the junction of U.S. Route 83 and Nebraska Route 2.[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920200
193027035.0%
19402886.7%
1950275−4.5%
196030310.2%
19703030.0%
19803133.3%
1990243−22.4%
2000211−13.2%
2010188−10.9%
Est. 2017219[3]16.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 188 people, 93 households, and 52 families residing in the village. The population density was 817.4 inhabitants per square mile (315.6/km2). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 513.0 per square mile (198.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 93 households of which 21.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.1% were non-families. 43.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.69.

The median age in the village was 44.7 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.2% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 22.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 211 people, 101 households, and 65 families residing in the village. The population density was 865.9 people per square mile (339.4/km²). There were 126 housing units at an average density of 517.1 per square mile (202.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.53% White, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.37% of the population.

There were 101 households out of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.4% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% 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 2.65.

In the village, the population was spread out with 17.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 111.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,300. None of the families and 0.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 3.4% of those over 64.

Economy[edit]

As of 2009 the municipality has two convenience stores, one bank, one hotel, and one restaurant.[12]. Pearson Livestock Equipment Company also makes Cattle Chutes in town for an industry. There is also a law office, a lumber yard, a Dollar General store and a long time staple of a Grocery Store named Ewoldt’s.

Education[edit]

Thedford Public Schools is the local school district. Some of the school activities are combined with a nearby school named Sandhills. Sandhills school is in Dunning, Nebraska. The combined schools activities mascot is the Sandhills-Thedford Knights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (14 February 2006). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 680. ISBN 1-135-94859-3.
  8. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 139. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6. A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  9. ^ "Thedford, Thomas County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  12. ^ a b "To Survive, Rival Teams Have to Combine". Associated Press at The New York Times. 2009-10-18. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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