Hooper, Nebraska

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Hooper is a city in Dodge County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 827 at the 2000 census.



Hooper is located at 41°36′40″N 96°32′50″W / 41.61111°N 96.54722°W / 41.61111; -96.54722 (41.611082, -96.547238)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 827 people, 350 households, and 227 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,302.2 people per square mile (498.9/km²). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 585.8/sq mi (224.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.27% White, 0.12% African American, 0.24% Asian, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 350 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 25.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 80.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,515, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $31,850 versus $19,943 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,825. About 3.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.


Hooper is noted for a 24-foot (7.3 m) tower, with the town's name in 18-inch (460 mm) letters, completed in 2010 as a road sign for the town. The tower was constructed alongside a new bypass on U.S. Route 275 that diverted the highway around the town and raised concerns that the town would be unnoticed by passing traffic.[4]

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