Atkinson, Nebraska

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Atkinson, Nebraska is a city in Holt County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,244 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Atkinson is located at 42°31′54″N 98°58′37″W / 42.53167°N 98.97694°W / 42.53167; -98.97694 (42.531681, -98.976835)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,244 people, 537 households, and 322 families residing in the city. The population density was 932.8 people per square mile (361.1/km²). There were 640 housing units at an average density of 479.9/sq mi (185.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.95% White, 0.08% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.32% Asian, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.88% of the population.

There were 537 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 85.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,490, and the median income for a family was $36,094. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $17,656 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,085. About 10.0% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.

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