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Post office, bank, and water tower in Mead, Nebraska
Location of Mead, Nebraska
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|• Total||0.62 sq mi (1.60 km2)|
|• Land||0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)|
|Elevation||1,211 ft (369 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||931.03/sq mi (359.66/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0831169|
Mead was first called Saunders, and under the latter name was platted in 1877 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was renamed in 1880, likely for a Union Pacific railroad official.
Mead was originally built up chiefly by Swedes.
Mead is located at(41.226201, -96.488373).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), of which 0.61 square miles (1.58 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 569 people, 215 households, and 159 families living in the village. The population density was 932.8 inhabitants per square mile (360.2/km2). There were 235 housing units at an average density of 385.2 per square mile (148.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.1% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.
There were 215 households, of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.0% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.04.
The median age in the village was 37.1 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.
Mead is home to E3 Biofuels, the first ethanol production facility in the country to use a patented "closed loop" system.
Mead is home to E3 Biofuels, the first ethanol production facility in the country to use a patented "closed loop" system. E3 started operation in 2007 and went bankrupt a few months later in late 2007. AltEn reopened the plant. The plant closed again in February 2021.
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