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Elsie, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Elsie. 2012
Downtown Elsie. 2012
Location of Elsie, Nebraska
Location of Elsie, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Perkins
Area
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,389 ft (1,033 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 106
 • Estimate 
(2019)
105
 • Density 606.94/sq mi (234.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69134
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-15500
GNIS feature ID 0829099

Elsie is a village in Perkins County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 106 at the 2010 census.

History

Elsie was established in about 1887 when the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad was extended to that point. Elsie was the name of the daughter of CB&Q president Charles Elliott Perkins. Several of Elsie's streets were given railroad-related names such as Burlington, Chicago, Perkins, and Quincy.

Geography

Elsie is located at 40°50′52″N 101°23′22″W / 40.84778°N 101.38944°W / 40.84778; -101.38944 (40.847807, -101.389356). According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 201
1930 262 30.3%
1940 223 −14.9%
1950 219 −1.8%
1960 198 −9.6%
1970 125 −36.9%
1980 133 6.4%
1990 153 15.0%
2000 139 −9.2%
2010 106 −23.7%
2019 (est.) 105 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 106 people, 46 households, and 28 families residing in the village. The population density was 623.5 inhabitants per square mile (240.7/km2). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 376.5 per square mile (145.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 89.6% White, 9.4% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.5% of the population.

There were 46 households, of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.1% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.11.

The median age in the village was 39.5 years. 29.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 33% were from 45 to 64; and 12.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.8% male and 47.2% female.

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