Boys Town, Nebraska

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Boys Town is a village in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 818 at the 2000 census. Boys Town is a suburb of Omaha.

The village of Boys Town was established as the headquarters of the Boys Town organization, also known as "Father Flanagan's Boys' Home", founded by Father Edward J. Flanagan. It is dedicated to the care, treatment, and education of at-risk children.



Boys Town is located at 41°15′39″N 96°7′55″W / 41.26083°N 96.13194°W / 41.26083; -96.13194 (41.260901, -96.131882).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.80%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 818 people, 57 households, and 53 families residing in the village. The population density was 589.7 people per square mile (227.2/km²). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 41.8/sq mi (16.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 66.01% White, 21.15% African American, 1.34% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 5.01% from other races, and 5.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.58% of the population.

There were 57 households out of which 68.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 93.0% were married couples living together, and 7.0% were non-families. 7.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.32 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the village the population was spread out with 78.9% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 11.0% from 25 to 44, 0.7% from 45 to 64, and 0.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 16 years. For every 100 females there were 219.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over there were 150.7 males.

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