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Boys Town, Nebraska
Village
Boys Town water tower
Boys Town water tower
Location of Boys Town, Nebraska
Location of Boys Town, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Douglas
Area
 • Total 1.35 sq mi (3.51 km2)
 • Land 1.31 sq mi (3.41 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)
Elevation
1,234 ft (376 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 745
 • Estimate 
(2019)
562
 • Density 427.38/sq mi (165.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68010
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-06015
GNIS feature ID 0827609
Website www.boystown.org

Boys Town is a village in Douglas County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 745 at the 2010 census. Boys Town is a suburb of Omaha.

The village of Boys Town was established in 1917 as the headquarters of Father Flanagan's Boys' Home (Boys Town), founded by Father Edward J. Flanagan. It is dedicated to the care, treatment, and education of at-risk children.

Geography

Boys Town is located at 41°15′39″N 96°7′55″W / 41.26083°N 96.13194°W / 41.26083; -96.13194 (41.260901, -96.131882).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.36 square miles (3.52 km2), of which 1.32 square miles (3.42 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 254
1950 975 283.9%
1960 997 2.3%
1970 989 −0.8%
1980 622 −37.1%
1990 794 27.7%
2000 818 3.0%
2010 745 −8.9%
2019 (est.) 562 −24.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 745 people, 6 households, and 2 families living in the village. The population density was 564.4 inhabitants per square mile (217.9/km2). There were 15 housing units at an average density of 11.4 per square mile (4.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 66.0% White, 26.2% African American, 3.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.6% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.1%.

Of the 6 households 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.3% were married couples living together, and 66.7% were non-families. 66.7% of households were one person and 16.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the village was 16.7 years. 72.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.2% were from 25 to 44; 2.8% were from 45 to 64; and 0.1% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 57.2% male and 42.8% female.

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