Silver Creek, Nebraska

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Silver Creek is a village in Merrick County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 441 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Silver Creek is located at 41°18′59″N 97°39′55″W / 41.31639°N 97.66528°W / 41.31639; -97.66528 (41.316486, -97.665285)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 441 people, 195 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,532.6 people per square mile (587.1/km²). There were 206 housing units at an average density of 715.9/sq mi (274.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.55% White, 0.23% African American, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.23% of the population.

There were 195 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $29,732, and the median income for a family was $39,375. Males had a median income of $29,125 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,584. About 7.1% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

Military

Until 1995, there was the Silver Creek Communications Annex 41°20'46.00"N 97°43'18.18"W a station of the Survivable Low Frequency Communications System of the United States Air Force.

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