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Chambers, Nebraska
Village
Nebraska Highway 95 in Chambers
Nebraska Highway 95 in Chambers
Location of Chambers, Nebraska
Location of Chambers, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Holt
Area
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,119 ft (646 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 268
 • Estimate 
(2019)
256
 • Density 251.47/sq mi (97.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68725
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-08675
GNIS feature ID 0828086
Website https://web.archive.org/web/20080606235736/http://www.chambers-ne.com/

Chambers is a village in Holt County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 268 at the 2010 census.

History

Chambers was founded in 1884 as a point on the mail route. It was named for B. F. Chambers, an agent at the General Land Office.

Geography

Chambers is located at 42°12′18″N 98°44′53″W / 42.20500°N 98.74806°W / 42.20500; -98.74806 (42.205133, -98.748171).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 256
1930 259 1.2%
1940 388 49.8%
1950 395 1.8%
1960 396 0.3%
1970 321 −18.9%
1980 390 21.5%
1990 341 −12.6%
2000 333 −2.3%
2010 268 −19.5%
2019 (est.) 256 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 268 people, 135 households, and 80 families living in the village. The population density was 262.7 inhabitants per square mile (101.4/km2). There were 166 housing units at an average density of 162.7 per square mile (62.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 135 households, of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 39.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.99 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the village was 54 years. 18.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.3% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 30.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Points of interest

Chambers annually hosts the Holt County Fair in August.

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