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Cairo, Nebraska
Village
Welcome sign on Nebraska Highway 11 at northern edge of Cairo
Welcome sign on Nebraska Highway 11 at northern edge of Cairo
Location of Cairo, Nebraska
Location of Cairo, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Hall
Area
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.47 km2)
 • Land 0.95 sq mi (2.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,952 ft (595 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 785
 • Estimate 
(2019)
792
 • Density 831.06/sq mi (320.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68824
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-07625
GNIS feature ID 0827842

Cairo ( KAIR-oh) is a village in Hall County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 785 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Cairo was established in 1886 when the Grand Island and Wyoming Central Railroad was extended to that point. It was named after Cairo, the capital of Egypt. Many of the town's street names reinforce the "Egyptian" theme.

Cairo was incorporated as a village in 1892.

Geography

Cairo is located at 41°00′01″N 98°36′29″W / 41.000409°N 98.608083°W / 41.000409; -98.608083 (41.000409, -98.608083).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 224
1910 364 62.5%
1920 427 17.3%
1930 425 −0.5%
1940 411 −3.3%
1950 422 2.7%
1960 503 19.2%
1970 686 36.4%
1980 737 7.4%
1990 733 −0.5%
2000 790 7.8%
2010 785 −0.6%
2019 (est.) 792 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 785 people, 308 households, and 225 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,019.5 inhabitants per square mile (393.6/km2). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 437.7 per square mile (169.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 308 households, of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.9% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the village was 36.9 years. 27.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

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