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Minatare, Nebraska

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Location of Minatare, Nebraska
Location of Minatare, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°48′40″N 103°30′10″W / 41.81111°N 103.50278°W / 41.81111; -103.50278Coordinates: 41°48′40″N 103°30′10″W / 41.81111°N 103.50278°W / 41.81111; -103.50278
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Scotts Bluff
Incorporated 1900
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
3,822 ft (1,165 m)
 • Total 816
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,720/sq mi (1,046.15/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-32305
GNIS feature ID 0831336

Minatare (Hidatsa: mirita'ri; "crosses the water") is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 816 at the 2010 census.


The community is named after a sub branch of Sioux Indians called "Minnataree" who lived in the area. The community was originally named "Tabor", and was established in 1887. The development of the area was based on the agriculture industry. The town moved and was renamed when the railroad bypassed Tabor in 1900. "Minnataree" is an Indian word meaning "clear water." The community incorporated in 1900.


Minatare is located at 41°48′40″N 103°30′10″W / 41.81111°N 103.50278°W / 41.81111; -103.50278 (41.810992, -103.502728).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 338
1920 660 95.3%
1930 1,079 63.5%
1940 1,125 4.3%
1950 890 −20.9%
1960 894 0.4%
1970 939 5.0%
1980 969 3.2%
1990 807 −16.7%
2000 810 0.4%
2010 816 0.7%
2019 (est.) 789 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 816 people, 309 households, and 206 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,147.4 inhabitants per square mile (829.1/km2). There were 355 housing units at an average density of 934.2 per square mile (360.7/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.6% White, 0.1% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 17.3% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.8% of the population.

There were 309 households, of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.6% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.19.

The median age in the city was 36 years. 28.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 10% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.

Arts and culture

Annual cultural events

Tabor Days is an annual event held in August and includes a 5k run/walk, parade, games and a craft fair.

Parks and recreation

The Lake Minatare State Recreation Area covers 2,970 acres and includes the Lake Minatare Lighthouse and a federal waterfowl refuge.


Minatare is served by the Minatare Public Schools School District. The district has two schools, Minatare Elementary School and Minatare High School.

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