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Blue Hill, Nebraska
Downtown Blue Hill: north side of West Gage Street
Downtown Blue Hill: north side of West Gage Street
Location of Blue Hill, Nebraska
Location of Blue Hill, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Webster
Area
 • Total 0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)
 • Land 0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,975 ft (602 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 936
 • Estimate 
(2019)
866
 • Density 1,173.44/sq mi (452.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68930
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-05560
GNIS feature ID 0827502
Website http://bluehillne.com/

Blue Hill is a town in Webster County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 936 at the 2010 census.

History

Blue Hill was originally called Belmont, and under the latter name was platted in 1878 when the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point. When it was discovered that another Belmont in the state existed, the name was changed to Blue Hill. The present name alludes to the nearby Blue River.

Geography

Blue Hill is located at 40°19′52″N 98°27′0″W / 40.33111°N 98.45000°W / 40.33111; -98.45000 (40.331008, -98.449967).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.73 square miles (1.89 km2), all of it land. Blue Hill is situated at 22.5 miles north of the Nebraska-Kansas state line and is 150 miles west of the Missouri River.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 138
1890 796 476.8%
1900 823 3.4%
1910 761 −7.5%
1920 726 −4.6%
1930 669 −7.9%
1940 565 −15.5%
1950 574 1.6%
1960 723 26.0%
1970 784 8.4%
1980 883 12.6%
1990 810 −8.3%
2000 867 7.0%
2010 936 8.0%
2019 (est.) 866 −7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 936 people, 363 households, and 228 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,282.2 inhabitants per square mile (495.1/km2). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 537.0 per square mile (207.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 363 households, of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.2% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 44.1 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 22% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.2% male and 54.8% female.

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