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Carleton, Nebraska
Village
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Location of Carleton, Nebraska
Location of Carleton, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Thayer
Area
 • Total 0.91 sq mi (2.37 km2)
 • Land 0.91 sq mi (2.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,565 ft (477 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 91
 • Estimate 
(2019)
87
 • Density 95.29/sq mi (36.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68326
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-07975
GNIS feature ID 0827928

Carleton is a village in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 91 at the 2010 census.

History

Carleton was established in 1872 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Carleton B. Emory, the son of an early settler.

Geography

Carleton is located at 40°18′8″N 97°40′34″W / 40.30222°N 97.67611°W / 40.30222; -97.67611 (40.302143, -97.676164).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.91 square miles (2.36 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 274
1890 458 67.2%
1900 309 −32.5%
1910 393 27.2%
1920 350 −10.9%
1930 363 3.7%
1940 350 −3.6%
1950 291 −16.9%
1960 207 −28.9%
1970 163 −21.3%
1980 160 −1.8%
1990 144 −10.0%
2000 136 −5.6%
2010 91 −33.1%
2019 (est.) 87 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 91 people, 40 households, and 27 families residing in the village. The population density was 100.0 inhabitants per square mile (38.6/km2). There were 49 housing units at an average density of 53.8 per square mile (20.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.7% White, 1.1% African American, and 2.2% from two or more races.

There were 40 households, of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.52.

The median age in the village was 49.5 years. 22% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 24.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

Notable person

  • Roy Hitt, baseball player
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