North Loup, Nebraska

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North Loup is a village in Valley County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 339 at the 2000 census.



North Loup is located at 41°29′41″N 98°46′17″W / 41.494856°N 98.771253°W / 41.494856; -98.771253 (41.494856, -98.771253).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km2), all of it land.

The Bredthauer Dam, a private dam on Mira Creek, broke in June 2010, flooding North Loup[4]</ref>Kearney Hub. 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2010-06-19.</ref> and forcing evacuation of the village.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 339 people, 159 households, and 83 families residing in the village. The population density was 823.8 people per square mile (319.2/km2). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 466.6/sq mi (180.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.35% White, 1.77% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.36% of the population.

There were 159 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.2% were non-families. 42.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 31.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $20,288, and the median income for a family was $25,750. Males had a median income of $21,750 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,672. About 22.1% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 21.3% of those age 65 or over.

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