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Long Pine, Nebraska
Downtown Long Pine: east side of Main Street
Downtown Long Pine: east side of Main Street
Location of Long Pine, Nebraska
Location of Long Pine, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Brown
Area
 • Total 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.50 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,402 ft (732 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 305
 • Estimate 
(2019)
288
 • Density 497.41/sq mi (191.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
69217
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-29050
GNIS feature ID 0830870

Long Pine is a city in Brown County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 305 at the 2010 census.

History

Long Pine was founded in about 1876, and grew quickly when the railroad was extended to the settlement in 1881. It took its name from nearby Long Pine Creek.

Long Pine was a hub for the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company on what came to be known as the Cowboy Line and at one time held a large roundhouse, turntable, and servicing facility. With the advent of diesel locomotives, the steam servicing facilities were no longer needed and were moved elsewhere. Eventually, the entire line was abandoned and the last train came through the town in 1992. The former right of way has since become a recreational trail known as the Cowboy Trail.

Geography

Long Pine is located at 42°32′9″N 99°42′10″W / 42.53583°N 99.70278°W / 42.53583; -99.70278 (42.535878, -99.702790).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.50 km2), all of it land.

The city is bisected by Long Pine Creek, Nebraska's longest self-sustaining trout stream.[1]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 562
1900 486 −13.5%
1910 781 60.7%
1920 1,206 54.4%
1930 937 −22.3%
1940 824 −12.1%
1950 567 −31.2%
1960 487 −14.1%
1970 363 −25.5%
1980 521 43.5%
1990 396 −24.0%
2000 341 −13.9%
2010 305 −10.6%
Est. 2019 288 −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 305 people in 145 households, including 82 families, in the city. The population density was 525.9 inhabitants per square mile (203.1/km2). There were 202 housing units at an average density of 348.3 per square mile (134.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3%.

Of the 145 households 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.4% were non-families. 41.4% of households were one person and 22.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age was 45.6 years. 24.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 23.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.9% male and 52.1% female.

Cultural allusions

  • Long Pine is mentioned in Willa Cather's 1911 short story The Joy of Nelly Deane.


Notable person

  • Cliff Clevenger, United States Representative from Ohio from 1939-1959; born on a ranch near Long Pine
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