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Guide Rock, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Guide Rock: looking north along University Street
Downtown Guide Rock: looking north along University Street
Location of Guide Rock, Nebraska
Location of Guide Rock, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Webster
Area
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,667 ft (508 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 225
 • Estimate 
(2019)
202
 • Density 406.44/sq mi (157.06/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68942
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-20365
GNIS feature ID 0829718

Guide Rock is a village in Webster County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 225 at the 2010 census.

History

The first settlement at Guide Rock was made in 1870. Guide Rock was platted in 1873. The town was named after Guide Rock, a hill on the opposite bank of the Republican River.

A historical marker near the village marks the former site of a large Pawnee village.

Geography

Guide Rock is located at 40°4′23″N 98°19′51″W / 40.07306°N 98.33083°W / 40.07306; -98.33083 (40.073032, -98.330931).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 336
1900 416 23.8%
1910 690 65.9%
1920 611 −11.4%
1930 690 12.9%
1940 596 −13.6%
1950 676 13.4%
1960 441 −34.8%
1970 318 −27.9%
1980 344 8.2%
1990 290 −15.7%
2000 245 −15.5%
2010 225 −8.2%
2019 (est.) 202 −10.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 225 people, 109 households, and 64 families residing in the village. The population density was 450.0 inhabitants per square mile (173.7/km2). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 300.0 per square mile (115.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.0% White, 1.3% Native American, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.

There were 109 households, of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.9% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.3% were non-families. 37.6% 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 2.06 and the average family size was 2.67.

The median age in the village was 50.5 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 32% were from 45 to 64; and 24.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.4% male and 47.6% female.

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