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Deshler, Nebraska
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Location of Deshler, Nebraska
Location of Deshler, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Thayer
Area
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.31 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.31 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,565 ft (477 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 747
 • Estimate 
(2019)
737
 • Density 1,450.79/sq mi (560.55/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68340
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-12840
GNIS feature ID 0828686
U.S. Routes US 136.svg

Deshler is a city in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 747 at the 2010 census.

History

Deshler was established in 1887 when the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad was extended to that point. It was named for John G. Deshler, the original owner of the town site.

Geography

Deshler is located at 40°8′25″N 97°43′25″W / 40.14028°N 97.72361°W / 40.14028; -97.72361 (40.140406, -97.723542).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 258
1910 609 136.0%
1920 944 55.0%
1930 1,177 24.7%
1940 1,037 −11.9%
1950 1,063 2.5%
1960 956 −10.1%
1970 937 −2.0%
1980 997 6.4%
1990 892 −10.5%
2000 879 −1.5%
2010 747 −15.0%
2019 (est.) 737 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 747 people, 322 households, and 200 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,464.7 inhabitants per square mile (565.5/km2). There were 392 housing units at an average density of 768.6 per square mile (296.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.3% White, 0.4% Native American, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 322 households, of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.9% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88.

The median age in the city was 47 years. 23.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.1% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 25.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

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