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Ceresco, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Ceresco
Downtown Ceresco
Location of Ceresco, Nebraska
Location of Ceresco, Nebraska
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Coordinates: 41°3′28″N 96°38′44″W / 41.05778°N 96.64556°W / 41.05778; -96.64556Coordinates: 41°3′28″N 96°38′44″W / 41.05778°N 96.64556°W / 41.05778; -96.64556
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Saunders
Township Richland
Area
 • Total 0.42 sq mi (1.10 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,220 ft (372 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 889
 • Estimate 
(2019)
899
 • Density 2,125.30/sq mi (821.03/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68017
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-08570
GNIS feature ID 0828072

Ceresco is a farming village in Saunders County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 889 at the 2010 census. It is located near U.S. Highway 77, just north of Lincoln, just south of Wahoo, and a short distance southwest of Omaha.

Overview

Ceresco was established in 1886 when the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley Railroad was extended to that point. It was named after Ceresco, Michigan, hometown of early settlers Richard Nelson and Hod Andrus. It has a public library, public park, and three Protestant churches. Ceresco also has an elementary school that feeds into the Raymond Central School District. Its roads are 95% paved, and it includes a small police and fire department featuring three part-time policemen and four fire trucks. The village's government is a village board, which hires a city engineer. It has no medical facilities or manufacturing plants.

Geography

Ceresco is located at 41°3′28″N 96°38′44″W / 41.05778°N 96.64556°W / 41.05778; -96.64556 (41.057730, -96.645623).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 211
1900 226 7.1%
1910 296 31.0%
1920 398 34.5%
1930 391 −1.8%
1940 342 −12.5%
1950 374 9.4%
1960 429 14.7%
1970 474 10.5%
1980 836 76.4%
1990 825 −1.3%
2000 920 11.5%
2010 889 −3.4%
2019 (est.) 899 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 889 people, 333 households, and 256 families living in the village. The population density was 2,116.7 inhabitants per square mile (817.3/km2). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 833.3 per square mile (321.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 333 households, of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.9% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.1% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 35.6 years. 28.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 9.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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