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Chappell, Nebraska
Downtown Chappell: Second Street
Downtown Chappell: Second Street
Location within Deuel County and Nebraska
Location within Deuel County and Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Deuel
Area
 • Total 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Land 0.70 sq mi (1.81 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
3,701 ft (1,128 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 929
 • Estimate 
(2016)
898
 • Density 1,327/sq mi (513.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69129
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-08885
GNIS feature ID 0828100
Website chappellne.org

Chappell is a city and county seat of Deuel County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 929 at the 2010 census.

History

Chappell was platted in 1884 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Charles Henry Chappell, a railroad official.

Geography

Chappell is located at 41°5′39″N 102°28′8″W / 41.09417°N 102.46889°W / 41.09417; -102.46889 (41.094095, -102.468848). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 329
1920 1,131 243.8%
1930 1,061 −6.2%
1940 1,093 3.0%
1950 1,297 18.7%
1960 1,280 −1.3%
1970 1,204 −5.9%
1980 1,095 −9.1%
1990 979 −10.6%
2000 983 0.4%
2010 929 −5.5%
2016 (est.) 898 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 929 people, 412 households, and 257 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,327.1 inhabitants per square mile (512.4/km2). There were 484 housing units at an average density of 691.4 per square mile (267.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.0% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 412 households, of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.6% were non-families. 33.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 47.7 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.7% were from 25 to 44; 27.4% were from 45 to 64; and 25.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

Climate

Climate data for Chappell, Nebraska (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 41.7
(5.39)
41.3
(5.17)
54.0
(12.22)
61.7
(16.5)
71.4
(21.89)
82.1
(27.83)
89.8
(32.11)
86.8
(30.44)
78.0
(25.56)
63.5
(17.5)
50.4
(10.22)
41.2
(5.11)
63.5
(17.5)
Average low °F (°C) 14.9
(-9.5)
15.5
(-9.17)
25.7
(-3.5)
34.1
(1.17)
44.0
(6.67)
54.4
(12.44)
61.8
(16.56)
58.4
(14.67)
48.1
(8.94)
34.9
(1.61)
23.3
(-4.83)
15.1
(-9.39)
35.9
(2.17)
Precipitation inches (mm) 0.39
(9.9)
0.55
(14)
1.06
(26.9)
2.73
(69.3)
1.96
(49.8)
3.93
(99.8)
2.21
(56.1)
2.67
(67.8)
1.64
(41.7)
1.34
(34)
0.44
(11.2)
0.27
(6.9)
19.19
(487.4)
Snowfall inches (cm) 4.1
(10.4)
3.5
(8.9)
4.2
(10.7)
3.8
(9.7)
0.9
(2.3)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
1.5
(3.8)
3.3
(8.4)
3.0
(7.6)
24.3
(61.7)
Source: NOAA

Notable people

  • Richard N. Cabela - Cofounded Cabela's
  • Frank W. Cyr - Organized the United States' first national standards conference for school transportation in 1939
  • Virginia D. Smith - Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1991 from the Third Congressional District of Nebraska
  • L. Steven Grasz - Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
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