Holdrege, Nebraska facts for kids
Holdrege city hall
Location of Holdrege, Nebraska
|• Total||3.87 sq mi (10.02 km2)|
|• Land||3.86 sq mi (10.00 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||2,329 ft (710 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||5,534|
|• Density||1,423.6/sq mi (549.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0830051|
Holdrege was established in 1883 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for George W. Holdrege, a railroad official. Holdrege was designated county seat in 1884.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.87 square miles (10.02 km2), of which, 3.86 square miles (10.00 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,495 people, 2,351 households, and 1,496 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,423.6 inhabitants per square mile (549.7/km2). There were 2,589 housing units at an average density of 670.7 per square mile (259.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.7% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.
There were 2,351 households of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.4% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.87.
The median age in the city was 42.4 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 28% were from 45 to 64; and 19.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,636 people, 2,355 households, and 1,544 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,498.5 people per square mile (578.7/km²). There were 2,602 housing units at an average density of 691.8 per square mile (267.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.29% White, 0.14% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.03% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.11% of the population.
There were 2,355 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $36,225, and the median income for a family was $44,939. Males had a median income of $29,288 versus $22,281 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,569. About 5.7% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.
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