Wilcox, Nebraska

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Wilcox, Nebraska
Downtown Wilcox: East side of Main Street, looking northeast from Franklin Street
Downtown Wilcox: East side of Main Street, looking northeast from Franklin Street
Location of Wilcox, Nebraska
Location of Wilcox, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°21′52″N 99°10′4″W / 40.36444°N 99.16778°W / 40.36444; -99.16778Coordinates: 40°21′52″N 99°10′4″W / 40.36444°N 99.16778°W / 40.36444; -99.16778
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyKearney
Area
 • Total0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,241 ft (683 m)
Population
 • Total331
 • Estimate 
(2021)[2]
328
 • Density660/sq mi (260/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68982
Area code308
FIPS code31-52995[3]
GNIS feature ID0834706[4]

Wilcox is a village in Kearney County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Kearney, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 331 at the 2020 census.[2]

History[edit]

Wilcox was established in the 1880s when the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point.[5] It was named for its founder, Henry Wilcox.[6]

Geography[edit]

Wilcox is located at 40°21′52″N 99°10′4″W / 40.36444°N 99.16778°W / 40.36444; -99.16778 (40.364451, -99.167847).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2), all land.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890250
19002666.4%
191038243.6%
1920358−6.3%
1930343−4.2%
1940310−9.6%
1950296−4.5%
1960260−12.2%
19702807.7%
198037935.4%
1990349−7.9%
20003603.2%
2010358−0.6%
2020330−7.8%
2021 (est.)328[2]−0.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census there were 358 people, 143 households, and 101 families in the village. The population density was 663.0 inhabitants per square mile (256.0/km2). There were 148 housing units at an average density of 274.1 per square mile (105.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.4%.[10]

Of the 143 households 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 25.2% of households were one person and 14% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 45.8 years. 26.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.2% were from 25 to 44; 34.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 360 people, 147 households, and 109 families in the village. The population density was 661.7 people per square mile (257.4/km2). There were 157 housing units at an average density of 288.6 per square mile (112.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.89% White, 0.28% Native American, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28%.[3]

Of the 147 households 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 24.5% of households were one person and 15.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.87.

The age distribution was 28.9% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 20.8% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median household income was $28,958, and the median family income was $32,500. Males had a median income of $27,031 versus $18,194 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,626. About 3.6% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.9% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020—2021". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved October 20, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Wilcox, Kearney County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Profile for Wilcox, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.