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Sign promoting Kenesaw Homestead Act at subdivision entrance
Location of Kenesaw, Nebraska
|• Total||1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)|
|• Land||1.05 sq mi (2.72 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||2,051 ft (625 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||914.45/sq mi (353.22/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0830469|
Kenesaw had its start in the year 1872 by the building of the Burlington railroad through that territory. Its name commemorates the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in the American Civil War.
In a 2004 attempt to increase the population and school enrollment, the village offered free home lots on the condition that the new owner build a house within a year. Three weeks after the publication of the offer, seven of the fifteen available lots had been claimed.
Kenesaw is located at(40.621679, -98.657029).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.79 square miles (2.05 km2), all of it land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 880 people, 326 households, and 227 families living in the village. The population density was 1,113.9 inhabitants per square mile (430.1/km2). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 443.0 per square mile (171.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.5% White, 0.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
There were 326 households, of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.12.
The median age in the village was 40.2 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.
- Sandy Dennis, theater and Academy Award-winning film actress, grew up in Kenesaw
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