Doniphan, Nebraska

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Doniphan is a village in Hall County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 763 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The town of Doniphan was platted by local pioneer William J. Burger in 1879 as a midway point between Hastings and Grand Island on the St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad. It was named for Col. John Doniphan of Saint Joseph, Missouri, an attorney for the railroad.



Doniphan is located at 40°46′25″N 98°22′17″W / 40.77361°N 98.37139°W / 40.77361; -98.37139 (40.773548, -98.371513)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 763 people, 288 households, and 213 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,654.6 people per square mile (640.4/km²). There were 300 housing units at an average density of 650.6/sq mi (251.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.43% White, 0.39% Native American, 0.26% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% of the population.

There were 288 households out of which 41.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

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