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DeWitt, Nebraska
Village
Sign at the edge of De Witt
Sign at the edge of De Witt
Location of De Witt, Nebraska
Location of De Witt, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Saline
Area
 • Total 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.09 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,289 ft (393 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 513
 • Estimate 
(2012)
520
 • Density 1,221.4/sq mi (471.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68341
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-13015
GNIS feature ID 0828616

De Witt is a village in Saline County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 513 at the 2010 census.

History

De Witt was established in 1872 when the railroad was extended to that point.

Geography

De Witt is located at 40°23′42″N 96°55′15″W / 40.39500°N 96.92083°W / 40.39500; -96.92083 (40.394982, -96.920790).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.09 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 305
1890 751 146.2%
1900 662 −11.9%
1910 675 2.0%
1920 623 −7.7%
1930 534 −14.3%
1940 490 −8.2%
1950 528 7.8%
1960 504 −4.5%
1970 651 29.2%
1980 642 −1.4%
1990 598 −6.9%
2000 572 −4.3%
2010 513 −10.3%
Est. 2015 504 −1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 513 people, 222 households, and 154 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,221.4 inhabitants per square mile (471.6/km2). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 583.3 per square mile (225.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.3% White, 1.0% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.0% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 222 households of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.75.

The median age in the village was 43.6 years. 23.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 33.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.7% male and 48.3% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 572 people, 243 households, and 164 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,370.3 people per square mile (525.8/km²). There were 254 housing units at an average density of 608.5 per square mile (233.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.60% White, 0.17% African American, 0.35% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 243 households out of which 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the village, the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $38,056, and the median income for a family was $48,021. Males had a median income of $26,583 versus $22,778 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,684. About 3.6% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

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