Decatur, Nebraska


Decatur, Nebraska
Decatur, Nebraska
—  Village  —
A toll bridge at Decatur crosses the Missouri River into Iowa
Location of Decatur, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°0′22″N 96°15′4″W / 42.00611°N 96.25111°W / 42.00611; -96.25111Coordinates: 42°0′22″N 96°15′4″W / 42.00611°N 96.25111°W / 42.00611; -96.25111
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Burt
Area
 – Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 – Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,070 ft (326 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 618
 – Density 681.4/sq mi (263.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68020
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-12525[1]
GNIS feature ID 0828631[2]

Decatur is a village in Burt County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 618 at the 2000 census. This town is named after one of its incorporators, Stephen Decatur, who claimed to be the nephew of war hero Stephen Decatur, Jr.. Important Nebraska settler Peter Sarpy helped lay out the town.

Geography

Decatur is located at 42°0′22″N 96°15′4″W / 42.00611°N 96.25111°W / 42.00611; -96.25111 (42.006018, -96.250982)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 618 people, 278 households, and 180 families residing in the village. The population density was 681.4 people per square mile (262.2/km²). There were 368 housing units at an average density of 405.8 per square mile (156.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 87.70% White, 0.65% African American, 7.93% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 3.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 278 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $30,125, and the median income for a family was $37,857. Males had a median income of $25,938 versus $20,114 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,118. About 8.0% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.0% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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