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Dwight, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Dwight: 2nd Street
Downtown Dwight: 2nd Street
Location of Dwight, Nebraska
Location of Dwight, Nebraska
Dwight, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
Dwight, Nebraska
Dwight, Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
Dwight, Nebraska is located in the United States
Dwight, Nebraska
Dwight, Nebraska
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Butler
Township Richardson
Area
 • Total 0.24 sq mi (0.64 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.64 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,624 ft (495 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 204
 • Estimate 
(2019)
191
 • Density 779.59/sq mi (300.54/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68635
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-14065
GNIS feature ID 0828907

Dwight is a village in Butler County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 204 at the 2010 census.

History

Dwight was started in 1887 when the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad was extended to that point. The fact that a large share of the early settlers were natives of Dwight, Illinois caused the name to be selected.

Geography

Dwight is located at 41°04′59″N 97°01′16″W / 41.083013°N 97.021060°W / 41.083013; -97.021060 (41.083013, -97.021060).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 184
1920 309 67.9%
1930 323 4.5%
1940 294 −9.0%
1950 218 −25.9%
1960 209 −4.1%
1970 224 7.2%
1980 221 −1.3%
1990 227 2.7%
2000 259 14.1%
2010 204 −21.2%
2019 (est.) 191 −6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 204 people, 94 households, and 57 families living in the village. The population density was 816.0 inhabitants per square mile (315.1/km2). There were 108 housing units at an average density of 432.0 per square mile (166.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 94 households, of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.4% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the village was 46.4 years. 23.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 18.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.

Notable people

  • Ernest Richard Kouma, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Ad Liska, baseball player
  • Alfredo Ernest Novak, Roman Catholic bishop
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