Axtell, Nebraska facts for kids
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Downtown Axtell: east side of Main Street
The Windmill City
Location of Axtell, Nebraska
|• Total||0.46 sq mi (1.20 km2)|
|• Land||0.46 sq mi (1.20 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,224 ft (678 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,618.53/sq mi (624.74/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0835239|
The first settlement at Axtell was made in the 1870s. Axtell was incorporated as a village in 1885 when the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point. It was named for a railroad worker.
Axtell is located at(40.479905, -99.127265).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.14 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 726 people, 276 households, and 208 families living in the village. The population density was 1,650.0 inhabitants per square mile (637.1/km2). There were 293 housing units at an average density of 665.9 per square mile (257.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 276 households, of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.9% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.06.
The median age in the village was 36.2 years. 28.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.8% were from 25 to 44; 27.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
Axtell became known as "The Windmill City" for the large number of windmill within the community.
Axtell is also known as the home of Mosaic - Bethphage Village of Axtell, which provides services for the developmentally disabled. Bethphage was founded in 1913 by K. G. William Dahl, a minister of the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Basic economic activities in Axtell include farming and farm related occupations.
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