Wood Lake, Nebraska

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Wood Lake is a village in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 72 at the 2000 census.


Wood Lake is located at 42°38′15″N 100°14′14″W / 42.6375°N 100.23722°W / 42.6375; -100.23722 (42.637421, -100.237345)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), of which, 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it is land and 3.03% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 72 people, 36 households, and 24 families residing in the village. The population density was 224.0 people per square mile (86.9/km²). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 149.3/sq mi (57.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.83% White, 1.39% Native American, and 2.78% from two or more races.

There were 36 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.40.

In the village the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 1.4% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 34.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $28,333. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $38,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,063. There were 46.4% of families and 44.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 60.0% of under eighteens and 36.0% of those over 64.



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