Magnet, Nebraska

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Magnet is a village in Cedar County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 79 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Magnet is located at 42°27′19″N 97°28′15″W / 42.45528°N 97.47083°W / 42.45528; -97.47083 (42.455401, -97.470798)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 79 people, 37 households, and 20 families residing in the village. The population density was 547.7 people per square mile (217.9/km²). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 270.4/sq mi (107.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.94% White, 3.80% Native American, and 1.27% from two or more races.

There were 37 households out of which 13.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.9% were non-families. 35.1% households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the village the population was spread out with 16.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 113.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 127.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $36,250. Males had a median income of $24,000 versus $21,667 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,357. There were no families and 1.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 10.0% of those over 64.

History

July 1993 Magnet celebrated its 100th birthday. Magnet was one of the busiest little towns that sprang up along the railroad to serve the needs of surroundings farms and ranches. Magnet was named by B. E. Smith, who platted the town, to attract more settlers to the region.

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