Creighton, Nebraska

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Creighton is a city in Knox County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,270 at the 2000 census. The city was named in honor of John A. Creighton.



Creighton is located at 42°27′54″N 97°54′26″W / 42.465°N 97.90722°W / 42.465; -97.90722 (42.465112, -97.907191)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,270 people, 559 households, and 342 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,079.8 people per square mile (415.6/km²). There were 614 housing units at an average density of 522.0/sq mi (200.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White, 0.39% African American, 1.10% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.

There were 559 households out of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 29.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 85.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,763, and the median income for a family was $38,667. Males had a median income of $25,156 versus $16,667 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,293. About 7.4% of families and 10.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

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