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Dalton, Nebraska
Village
Dalton, looking northeast across U.S. Highway 385
Dalton, looking northeast across U.S. Highway 385
Location of Dalton, Nebraska
Location of Dalton, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cheyenne
Area
 • Total 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
4,262 ft (1,299 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 315
 • Estimate 
(2012)
318
 • Density 926.5/sq mi (357.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69131
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-12070
GNIS feature ID 0828561

Dalton is a village in Cheyenne County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 315 at the 2010 census.

History

Dalton was founded in about 1900 when the Nebraska, Wyoming and Western Railroad was extended to that point. It was likely named after the town of Dalton, Massachusetts.

Geography

Dalton is located at 41°24′31″N 102°58′20″W / 41.40861°N 102.97222°W / 41.40861; -102.97222 (41.408685, -102.972195).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.34 square miles (0.88 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 207
1920 295 42.5%
1930 453 53.6%
1940 358 −21.0%
1950 417 16.5%
1960 503 20.6%
1970 354 −29.6%
1980 345 −2.5%
1990 282 −18.3%
2000 332 17.7%
2010 315 −5.1%
Est. 2015 314 −0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 315 people, 142 households, and 81 families residing in the village. The population density was 926.5 inhabitants per square mile (357.7/km2). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 500.0 per square mile (193.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 142 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.0% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the village was 41.1 years. 24.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.5% were from 25 to 44; 27.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.2% male and 49.8% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 332 people, 156 households, and 83 families residing in the village. The population density was 966.2 people per square mile (377.0/km²). There were 170 housing units at an average density of 494.7 per square mile (193.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.40% White, 0.30% Native American, and 0.30% from two or more races.

There were 156 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.2% were non-families. 42.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $28,967, and the median income for a family was $43,250. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,600. About 10.3% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 25.3% of those age 65 or over.

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