Oconto, Nebraska

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Oconto is a village in Custer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 141 at the 2000 census.

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History

The community was founded in 1887, but was originally called "Olax." The current name was adopted because the original name conflicted with another Nebraska location.

Geography

Oconto is located at 41°8′30″N 99°45′41″W / 41.14167°N 99.76139°W / 41.14167; -99.76139 (41.141560, -99.761457)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.

Oconto is located at the junction of state highways 21 and 40. It is south of the Pressey Wildlife Management area.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 141 people, 65 households, and 39 families residing in the village. The population density was 687.5 people per square mile (259.2/km²). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 385.2/sq mi (145.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.55% of the population.

There were 65 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 113.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $23,125, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $24,583 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,377. There were 16.7% of families and 17.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 21.1% of under eighteens and 12.0% of those over 64.

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