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Arlington, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Arlington: Eagle Street
Downtown Arlington: Eagle Street
Location of Arlington, Nebraska
Location of Arlington, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Washington
Area
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,188 ft (362 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,243
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,315
 • Density 2,578.43/sq mi (996.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68002
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-01990
GNIS feature ID 0827050

Arlington is a village in Washington County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,243 at the 2010 census. Arlington is named after Arlington, Virginia.

History

Arlington was originally called Bell Creek (after nearby Bell Creek) and under the latter name was platted in 1869 when the Sioux City and Pacific Railroad was extended to that point. Due to similarity in name with another place in Nebraska, Bell Creek was renamed Arlington, after the city of Arlington, Virginia, in 1882.

Geography

Arlington is located at 41°27′15″N 96°21′26″W / 41.45417°N 96.35722°W / 41.45417; -96.35722 (41.454244, -96.357246).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.60 square miles (1.55 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 412
1900 579 40.5%
1910 645 11.4%
1920 695 7.8%
1930 622 −10.5%
1940 569 −8.5%
1950 593 4.2%
1960 740 24.8%
1970 910 23.0%
1980 1,117 22.7%
1990 1,178 5.5%
2000 1,197 1.6%
2010 1,243 3.8%
2019 (est.) 1,315 5.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,243 people, 495 households, and 344 families living in the village. The population density was 2,071.7 inhabitants per square mile (799.9/km2). There were 524 housing units at an average density of 873.3 per square mile (337.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.9% White, 0.1% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.7% of the population.

There were 495 households, of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 38.3 years. 28.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Notable person

Arlington was once home to Molly Ringwald's great-great grandmother.

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