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Ainsworth, Nebraska
Farmers Ranchers Cooperative feed mill in Ainsworth
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Location of Ainsworth, Nebraska
Location of Ainsworth, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°32′51″N 99°51′32″W / 42.54750°N 99.85889°W / 42.54750; -99.85889Coordinates: 42°32′51″N 99°51′32″W / 42.54750°N 99.85889°W / 42.54750; -99.85889
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Brown
Area
 • Total 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Land 1.00 sq mi (2.60 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,520 ft (768 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,728
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,620
 • Density 1,613.55/sq mi (623.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
69210
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-00415
GNIS feature ID 0826919
Website cityofainsworth.com

Ainsworth is a city and county seat of Brown County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,728 at the 2010 census.

History

Ainsworth was platted in 1883 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for James E. Ainsworth, a railroad engineer who was instrumental in building the railroad through Brown County. Ainsworth was incorporated as a village in December 1883.

Geography

Ainsworth is located at 42°32′51″N 99°51′32″W / 42.54750°N 99.85889°W / 42.54750; -99.85889 (42.547421, -99.859022). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.00 square mile (2.59 km2), all of it land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally cool to cold winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ainsworth has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 733
1900 605 −17.5%
1910 1,045 72.7%
1920 1,508 44.3%
1930 1,378 −8.6%
1940 1,833 33.0%
1950 2,150 17.3%
1960 1,982 −7.8%
1970 2,073 4.6%
1980 2,256 8.8%
1990 1,870 −17.1%
2000 1,862 −0.4%
2010 1,728 −7.2%
2019 (est.) 1,620 −6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,728 people, 804 households, and 450 families living in the city. The population density was 1,728.0 inhabitants per square mile (667.2/km2). There were 961 housing units at an average density of 961.0 per square mile (371.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 804 households, of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.0% were non-families. 39.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the city was 46.2 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 24.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

Infrastructure

Ainsworth Regional Airport serves the area.

Notable person

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