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Leshara, Nebraska
Village
Main Street in Leshara, Nebraska
Main Street in Leshara, Nebraska
Location of Leshara, Nebraska
Location of Leshara, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°19′48″N 96°25′44″W / 41.33000°N 96.42889°W / 41.33000; -96.42889Coordinates: 41°19′48″N 96°25′44″W / 41.33000°N 96.42889°W / 41.33000; -96.42889
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Saunders
Area
 • Total 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
 • Land 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,168 ft (356 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 112
 • Estimate 
(2019)
119
 • Density 1,724.64/sq mi (665.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 31-26630
GNIS feature ID 0830681

Leshara is a village in Saunders County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 112 at the 2010 census.

History

Leshara had its start in the year 1905 when the railroad established a station there. It was named after a Pawnee leader, Petalesharo.

Geography

Leshara is located at 41°19′48″N 96°25′44″W / 41.330124°N 96.428996°W / 41.330124; -96.428996 (41.330124, -96.428996).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 86
1920 102 18.6%
1930 110 7.8%
1940 84 −23.6%
1950 61 −27.4%
1960 103 68.9%
1970 102 −1.0%
1980 133 30.4%
1990 118 −11.3%
2000 111 −5.9%
2010 112 0.9%
2019 (est.) 119 6.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 112 people, 48 households, and 27 families living in the village. The population density was 1,600.0 inhabitants per square mile (617.8/km2). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 742.9 per square mile (286.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.7% White, 1.8% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 8.0% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.8% of the population.

There were 48 households, of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.8% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.07.

The median age in the village was 42 years. 17.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

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