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Coleridge, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Coleridge on Broadway
Downtown Coleridge on Broadway
Nickname(s): 
Heart of Cedar County
Location of Coleridge, Nebraska
Location of Coleridge, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cedar
Area
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,558 ft (475 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 473
 • Estimate 
(2019)
450
 • Density 880.63/sq mi (339.78/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68727
Area code(s) 402 Exchange: 283
FIPS code 31-09865
GNIS feature ID 0828259
Website coleridge-ne.com

Coleridge is a village in Cedar County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 473 at the 2010 census.

History

Coleridge was platted in 1883 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Lord John Coleridge, the Lord Chief Justice of England, who was then paying a visit to the United States.

Geography

Coleridge is located at 42°30′20″N 97°12′16″W / 42.50556°N 97.20444°W / 42.50556; -97.20444 (42.505675, −97.204419). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 315
1900 471 49.5%
1910 535 13.6%
1920 674 26.0%
1930 616 −8.6%
1940 627 1.8%
1950 621 −1.0%
1960 604 −2.7%
1970 608 0.7%
1980 673 10.7%
1990 596 −11.4%
2000 541 −9.2%
2010 473 −12.6%
2019 (est.) 450 −4.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 473 people, 224 households, and 120 families residing in the village. The population density was 927.5 inhabitants per square mile (358.1/km2). There were 283 housing units at an average density of 554.9 per square mile (214.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.2% White, 0.2% Native American, and 0.6% from two or more races.

There were 224 households, of which 19.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.4% were non-families. 43.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 28.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the village was 53.3 years. 18% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.9% were from 25 to 44; 31.3% were from 45 to 64; and 31.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.9% male and 54.1% female.

Notable people

George Stone baseball card
George Stone
  • William Joseph Dendinger (b. 1939), Roman Catholic prelate
  • Vernon Simeon Plemion Grant (1902–90), illustrator
  • George Stone (1876–1945), Major League Baseball left fielder who was the 1906 AL batting champion
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