Kimball, Nebraska

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Kimball is a city in Kimball County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,559 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Kimball County[3].



Kimball is located at 41°14′1″N 103°39′34″W / 41.23361°N 103.65944°W / 41.23361; -103.65944 (41.233693, -103.659463)[4], in the southwestern Panhandle.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land.

Kimball bills itself as the "The High Point of Nebraska!", as the highest point in the state is about 33 miles (53 km) from the city. Panorama Point, 5,424 feet (1,653 m) above sea level, is located at N 41 degrees 00.461 minutes, W 104 degrees 01.883 minutes. It is marked by a small monument.[5] Kimball itself is not the Nebraska town with the highest elevation: that status belongs to Harrison, at 4,876 feet (1,486 m).[6]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,559 people, 1,110 households, and 700 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,665.8 people per square mile (641.6/km²). There were 1,210 housing units at an average density of 787.6/sq mi (303.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.25% White, 0.35% African American, 1.06% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.52% of the population.

There were 1,110 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.84.

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