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Western is a village in Saline County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 287 at the 2000 census.



Western is located at 40°23′31″N 97°11′54″W / 40.39194°N 97.19833°W / 40.39194; -97.19833 (40.392050, -97.198259)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 287 people, 128 households, and 86 families residing in the village. The population density is 644.2 people per square mile (246.2/km²). There are 151 housing units at an average density of 338.9/sq mi (129.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.91% White, 0.70% Native American, and 1.39% from two or more races.

There were 128 households out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 23.0% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 29.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females wege 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $31,750, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $20,804 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,175. About 2.6% of families and 2.1% of the population and 2.6% of families were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of 18 and 7.1% of those 65 and older.


Local children attend Meridian School or Tri County School.


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