Fullerton, Nebraska

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Fullerton is a city in Nance County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,378 at the 2000 census. The community name is derived from cattleman Randolph Fuller.

Fullerton is the county seat of Nance County[3].



A location by Fullerton called "Buffalo Leap" was thought to be used by aboriginals for driving Buffalo to their deaths as a hunting method. It is also known as "Lover's Leap". Currently it is a part of the Broken Arrow Wilderness Camp located just north of Fullerton.

In 1856, the Fullerton area became part of a Pawnee reservation and was excluded from settlement under the Homestead Act. Randolph Fuller bought large tracts of land when the reservation was auctioned in 1871 and donated some for public use.


Fullerton is located at 41°21′47″N 97°58′15″W / 41.36306°N 97.97083°W / 41.36306; -97.97083 (41.363009, -97.970858)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.

The community is located at the junction of Routes 14 and 22.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,378 people, 551 households, and 375 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,110.0 people per square mile (429.1/km²). There were 636 housing units at an average density of 512.3/sq mi (198.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.95% White, 0.80% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 1.09% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.47% of the population.

There were 551 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 30.3% 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 2.37 and the average family size was 2.94.

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