Emmet, Nebraska

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Emmet is a village in Holt County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 77 at the 2000 census.



Emmet was founded in 1882 on the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad. It was named after Irish nationalist Robert Emmet.[3]

Like much of Holt County, the Emmet area is well suited for production of wild hay.[4] Early settlers cut it as a cash crop;[5] in the 1920s, the Emmet-Elkhorn Valley Hay Company was founded; its name was later abbreviated to the Emmet Hay Company.[3] The community describes itself as the "Biggest Little Haytown in the World".[6]


Emmet is located at 42°28′34″N 98°48′21″W / 42.47611°N 98.80583°W / 42.47611; -98.80583 (42.475996, -98.805830)[7].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 77 people, 26 households, and 21 families residing in the village. The population density was 296.7 people per square mile (114.3/km²). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 107.9/sq mi (41.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.10% White, 1.30% African American, 2.60% from other races.

There were 26 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the village the population was spread out with 36.4% under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 120.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.

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