Roca, Nebraska

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Roca is a village in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 220 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Roca is located at 40°39′26″N 96°39′38″W / 40.65722°N 96.66056°W / 40.65722; -96.66056 (40.657101, -96.660619)[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 220 people, 80 households, and 61 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,580.4 people per square mile (606.7/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 617.8/sq mi (237.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.64% White, 0.45% Native American, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 80 households out of which 50.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 15.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 39.1% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,083, and the median income for a family was $47,500. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,224. None of the families and 1.0% of the population were living below the poverty line.

History

The population of Roca in 1890 was 190, the highest it has been before the present day. The post office was established September 22, 1894. When the town was platted in 1876, the citizens wished to choose a name, which would suggest the chief industry in the area, stone quarrying. Roca is the Spanish word for stone.

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