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Arnold, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Arnold: looking west along Arnold Avenue (Nebraska Highway 92)
Downtown Arnold: looking west along Arnold Avenue (Nebraska Highway 92)
Location of Arnold, Nebraska
Location of Arnold, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Custer
Township Arnold
Area
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.73 km2)
 • Land 0.67 sq mi (1.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,700 ft (823 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 597
 • Estimate 
(2019)
568
 • Density 847.76/sq mi (327.46/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
69120
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-02095
GNIS feature ID 0827055

Arnold is a village in Custer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 597 at the 2010 census. The village was named for George Arnold, a pioneer settler.

History

Arnold was laid out and platted in 1883 in anticipation that the railroad would soon be extended to that point. However, the railroad failed to materialize and Arnold grew slowly until the railroad finally arrived in 1912.

Geography

Arnold is located at 41°25′26″N 100°11′39″W / 41.423861°N 100.194230°W / 41.423861; -100.194230 (41.423861, -100.194230).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 231
1920 933 303.9%
1930 899 −3.6%
1940 884 −1.7%
1950 936 5.9%
1960 844 −9.8%
1970 752 −10.9%
1980 813 8.1%
1990 679 −16.5%
2000 630 −7.2%
2010 597 −5.2%
2019 (est.) 568 −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 597 people, 295 households, and 166 families living in the village. The population density was 891.0 inhabitants per square mile (344.0/km2). There were 348 housing units at an average density of 519.4 per square mile (200.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 295 households, of which 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 5.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.7% were non-families. 41.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.71.

The median age in the village was 48.3 years. 19.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.1% were from 45 to 64; and 26.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

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