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Curtis, Nebraska
City of Curtis
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture
Location of Curtis, Nebraska
Location of Curtis, Nebraska
Detailed map of Curtis, Nebraska
Detailed map of Curtis, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°37′57″N 100°30′53″W / 40.63250°N 100.51472°W / 40.63250; -100.51472Coordinates: 40°37′57″N 100°30′53″W / 40.63250°N 100.51472°W / 40.63250; -100.51472
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Frontier
Area
 • Total 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Land 1.20 sq mi (3.11 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,572 ft (784 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 939
 • Estimate 
(2019)
889
 • Density 740.83/sq mi (286.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
69025
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-11825
GNIS feature ID 0828526

Curtis is a city in Frontier County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 939 at the 2010 census.

Curtis describes itself as "Nebraska's Easter City", and presents an annual pageant on Palm Sunday. The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is located in Curtis.

History

Curtis was laid out in 1886, soon after the railroad was extended to that point. The community has the name of a trapper who operated in the area.

Geography

Curtis is located at 40°37′57″N 100°30′53″W / 40.63250°N 100.51472°W / 40.63250; -100.51472 (40.632586, -100.514747). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.20 square miles (3.11 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 378
1900 435 15.1%
1910 613 40.9%
1920 1,017 65.9%
1930 960 −5.6%
1940 952 −0.8%
1950 964 1.3%
1960 868 −10.0%
1970 1,166 34.3%
1980 1,014 −13.0%
1990 791 −22.0%
2000 832 5.2%
2010 939 12.9%
2019 (est.) 889 −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 939 people, 365 households, and 193 families residing in the city. The population density was 782.5 inhabitants per square mile (302.1/km2). There were 426 housing units at an average density of 355.0 per square mile (137.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.7% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 365 households, of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 47.1% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.98.

The median age in the city was 27.6 years. 22.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 23.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 19.1% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female.

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