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Giltner, Nebraska
Downtown Giltner: Commercial Avenue
Downtown Giltner: Commercial Avenue
Location of Giltner, Nebraska
Location of Giltner, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Hamilton
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.01 km2)
 • Land 0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,834 ft (559 m)
 • Total 352
 • Estimate 
 • Density 948.32/sq mi (365.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-18825
GNIS feature ID 0829526

Giltner is a village in Hamilton County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 352 at the 2010 census.


Giltner is located at 40°46′24″N 98°9′15″W / 40.77333°N 98.15417°W / 40.77333; -98.15417 (40.773374, -98.154279).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km2), all of it land.

Naming history

In 1886, the Lincoln Land Company purchased land in the Union township. The Lincoln Land Company's business was to purchase land along the railroad and develop towns along the line. In May, a town was platted and named "Huntington", after an employee's home town in Pennsylvania.

In February 1887, the post office asked that the town's name be changed, due to the original name's similarity to Hartington, Nebraska. The town was accordingly given the name "Bromfield". By 1890, there was a local newspaper called the Bromfield Bulletin, a number of stores and services, a lumberyard, two grain elevators, a school, a saloon and a church. At this time, the population of Bromfield was just under 200 people.

The town was renamed again in 1895, again at the request of the post office, and again because of its similarity to that of another town: Bloomfield, Nebraska. The new name was chosen to honor H. M. Giltner, the minister who had established the town's Presbyterian church.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 195
1900 282 44.6%
1910 410 45.4%
1920 387 −5.6%
1930 355 −8.3%
1940 325 −8.5%
1950 284 −12.6%
1960 293 3.2%
1970 408 39.2%
1980 400 −2.0%
1990 367 −8.2%
2000 389 6.0%
2010 352 −9.5%
2019 (est.) 367 4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 352 people, 134 households, and 102 families residing in the village. The population density was 902.6 inhabitants per square mile (348.5/km2). There were 151 housing units at an average density of 387.2 per square mile (149.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.6% White, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 134 households, of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.4% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.9% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the village was 40 years. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.1% were from 25 to 44; 29% were from 45 to 64; and 13.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

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