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Fullerton, Nebraska
Downtown Fullerton
Downtown Fullerton
Location of Fullerton, Nebraska
Location of Fullerton, Nebraska
Fullerton, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
Fullerton, Nebraska
Fullerton, Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
Fullerton, Nebraska is located in the United States
Fullerton, Nebraska
Fullerton, Nebraska
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Nance
Township Fullerton
 • Total 1.31 sq mi (3.38 km2)
 • Land 1.30 sq mi (3.37 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,647 ft (502 m)
 • Total 1,307
 • Estimate 
 • Density 937.84/sq mi (362.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-17810
GNIS feature ID 0829430

Fullerton is a city in, and the county seat of, Nance County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,307 as of the 2010 Census.


A location by Fullerton called "Buffalo Leap" was thought to be used by aboriginals for driving buffalo to their deaths as a hunting method. It is also known as "Lover's Leap". Currently it is a part of the Broken Arrow Wilderness Camp located just north of Fullerton.

In 1856, the Fullerton area became part of a Pawnee reservation and was excluded from settlement under the Homestead Act. Randall Fuller bought large tracts of land when the reservation was auctioned in 1871 and donated some for public use. The town was platted in about 1878, and named after Fuller.


Fullerton is located at 41°21′47″N 97°58′15″W / 41.36306°N 97.97083°W / 41.36306; -97.97083 (41.363009, -97.970858).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.26 square miles (3.26 km2), all of it land.

The community is located at the junction of Routes 14 and 22.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,464
1910 1,638 11.9%
1920 1,595 −2.6%
1930 1,680 5.3%
1940 1,707 1.6%
1950 1,520 −11.0%
1960 1,475 −3.0%
1970 1,444 −2.1%
1980 1,506 4.3%
1990 1,452 −3.6%
2000 1,378 −5.1%
2010 1,307 −5.2%
2019 (est.) 1,222 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,307 people, 564 households, and 346 families living in the city. The population density was 1,037.3 inhabitants per square mile (400.5/km2). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 520.6 per square mile (201.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.5% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 564 households, of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.7% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 47.5 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 24.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Notable people

  • Annette Dubas, Nebraska State Senator
  • Mike Gloor Nebraska State Senator
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