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Humphrey, Nebraska
Humphrey, seen from the southwest.
Humphrey, seen from the southwest.
Location of Humphrey, Nebraska
Location of Humphrey, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Platte
Area
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,670 ft (509 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 760
 • Estimate 
(2019)
817
 • Density 1,650.51/sq mi (636.62/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68642
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-23480
GNIS feature ID 0830201
Website www.cityofhumphrey.com

Humphrey is a city in Platte County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 760 at the 2010 census.

History

Humphrey was platted in 1880 when the Omaha, Niobrara and Black Hills Railroad was extended to that point. It was named after Humphrey, New York, the former hometown of the first postmaster.

Geography

Humphrey is located at 41°41′26″N 97°29′11″W / 41.690510°N 97.486416°W / 41.690510; -97.486416 (41.690510, -97.486416).

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 691
1900 869 25.8%
1910 868 −0.1%
1920 835 −3.8%
1930 854 2.3%
1940 841 −1.5%
1950 761 −9.5%
1960 801 5.3%
1970 862 7.6%
1980 799 −7.3%
1990 741 −7.3%
2000 786 6.1%
2010 760 −3.3%
Est. 2019 817 7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 760 people in 315 households, including 219 families, in the city. The population density was 1,520.0 inhabitants per square mile (586.9/km2). There were 334 housing units at an average density of 668.0 per square mile (257.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% from other races, and 0.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7%.

Of the 315 households 31.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.5% were non-families. 26.7% of households were one person and 15.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age was 40.6 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 22.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

Education

Humphrey Public Schools operates the single public school in the town: Humphrey Public School.

Notable person

  • Max Carl (Gronenthal), singer and songwriter for Grand Funk Railroad and .38 Special, grew up in Humphrey, and graduated from a Norfolk High School. He was with .38 Special for its Rock & Roll Strategy and Bone Against Steel albums, and co-wrote the #1 hit song "Second Chance".
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