Elmwood, Nebraska

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Elmwood is a village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 668 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Elmwood is located at 40°50′32″N 96°17′40″W / 40.84222°N 96.29444°W / 40.84222; -96.29444 (40.842197, -96.294539)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 668 people, 254 households, and 182 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,763.7 people per square mile (678.7/km²). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 710.2/sq mi (273.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.10% White, 0.15% African American, 0.30% Asian, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

There were 254 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 18.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $37,132, and the median income for a family was $46,875. Males had a median income of $35,250 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,662. About 3.9% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Persons

For many years Bess Streeter Aldrich, American author and member of the Nebraska Hall of Fame, lived in Elmwood. The Bess Streeter Aldrich House at 204 East F Street in Elmwood is preserved as a museum.

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