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David City, Nebraska
Downtown David City: E Street
Downtown David City: E Street
Location of David City, Nebraska
Location of David City, Nebraska
David City, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
David City, Nebraska
David City, Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
David City, Nebraska is located in the United States
David City, Nebraska
David City, Nebraska
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Butler
Township Franklin
Founded 1873
Named for David Butler
Area
 • Total 1.96 sq mi (5.08 km2)
 • Land 1.94 sq mi (5.03 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
1,614 ft (492 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,906
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,852
 • Density 1,467.83/sq mi (566.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68632
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-12315
GNIS feature ID 0828587
Website davidcityne.com

David City is a city in Butler County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,906 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Butler County.

History

David City was founded in 1873. The village was named after the maiden name of the wife of an early settler.

Geography

David City is located at 41°15′16″N 97°7′35″W / 41.25444°N 97.12639°W / 41.25444; -97.12639 (41.254543, -97.126457). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.07 square miles (5.36 km2), of which, 2.06 square miles (5.34 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,000
1890 2,028 102.8%
1900 1,845 −9.0%
1910 2,177 18.0%
1920 2,216 1.8%
1930 2,333 5.3%
1940 2,272 −2.6%
1950 2,321 2.2%
1960 2,304 −0.7%
1970 2,380 3.3%
1980 2,514 5.6%
1990 2,522 0.3%
2000 2,597 3.0%
2010 2,906 11.9%
2019 (est.) 2,852 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
2012 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,906 people, 1,153 households, and 706 families living in the city. The population density was 1,410.7 inhabitants per square mile (544.7/km2). There were 1,274 housing units at an average density of 618.4 per square mile (238.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 1.8% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 1,153 households, of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 21.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.

Education

High schools

David City has two high schools. The largest is David City Secondary School. Its athletic teams are the Scouts. The second is Aquinas High School. The Catholic school is named after Thomas Aquinas. Its teams are the Monarchs.

David City Public Schools

David City Public Schools operates a secondary school and two elementary schools: Bellwood and David City.

Notable people

  • Ruth Etting – Singer of the 1930s, subject of Love Me or Leave Me
  • Joyce Hall – Founder of Hallmark Cards
  • Shon Hopwood – Bank robber turned lawyer and law professor
  • Roman Hruska – Republican U.S. Senator, 1954–1976
  • John Kirby – Professional football player
  • Bob Martin – Football player
  • Dale Nichols – Artist
  • Hugo Otopalik – Iowa State wrestling and golf coach
  • Kenneth Steiner – Roman Catholic bishop
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