Whitney, Nebraska

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Whitney is a village in Dawes County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 87 at the 2000 census. Originally called Dawes City, then Earth Lodge, it was renamed in honor of a railroad official. East of Whitney is the site of Old Fort Useless, built for settlers' protection but never used.[3]

Geography

Whitney is located at 42°47′2″N 103°15′26″W / 42.78389°N 103.25722°W / 42.78389; -103.25722 (42.784024, -103.257281)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 87 people, 34 households, and 24 families residing in the village. The population density was 551.2 people per square mile (209.9/km²). There were 40 housing units at an average density of 253.4/sq mi (96.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.70% White, 2.30% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.30% of the population.

There were 34 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $20,625. Males had a median income of $11,667 versus $10,625 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,107. There were 22.2% of families and 13.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 6.7% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

References

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