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Ericson, Nebraska
Village
Ericson-Spalding Livestock Market in Ericson
Ericson-Spalding Livestock Market in Ericson
Location of Ericson, Nebraska
Location of Ericson, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Wheeler
Area
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,028 ft (618 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 92
 • Estimate 
(2019)
90
 • Density 240.00/sq mi (92.73/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68637
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-16025
GNIS feature ID 0829146

Ericson is a village in Wheeler County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 92 at the 2010 census.

History

Ericson was platted in 1887 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Christensen Erickson, the original owner of the town site.

Geography

Ericson is located at 41°46′50″N 98°40′41″W / 41.780545°N 98.677970°W / 41.780545; -98.677970 (41.780545, -98.677970).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 192
1930 272 41.7%
1940 279 2.6%
1950 186 −33.3%
1960 157 −15.6%
1970 122 −22.3%
1980 132 8.2%
1990 111 −15.9%
2000 104 −6.3%
2010 92 −11.5%
2019 (est.) 90 −2.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 92 people, 51 households, and 29 families residing in the village. The population density was 242.1 inhabitants per square mile (93.5/km2). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 189.5 per square mile (73.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 51 households, of which 13.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 39.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.80 and the average family size was 2.34.

The median age in the village was 62 years. 12% of residents were under the age of 18; 0.0% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12% were from 25 to 44; 33.7% were from 45 to 64; and 42.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

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