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Prague, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Prague
Downtown Prague
Location of Prague, Nebraska
Location of Prague, Nebraska
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Coordinates: 41°18′34″N 96°48′27″W / 41.30944°N 96.80750°W / 41.30944; -96.80750Coordinates: 41°18′34″N 96°48′27″W / 41.30944°N 96.80750°W / 41.30944; -96.80750
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Saunders
Township Elk
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,342 ft (409 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 303
 • Estimate 
(2019)
309
 • Density 947.85/sq mi (366.24/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68050
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-39975
GNIS feature ID 0832340

Prague is a village in Saunders County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 303 at the 2010 census. It was named after Prague, capital of Bohemia (now in the Czech Republic).

History

Prague was platted in 1887 when the railroad was extended to that point. A majority of the early settlers being natives of Bohemia caused the name to be selected.

Geography

Prague is located at 41°18′34″N 96°48′27″W / 41.30944°N 96.80750°W / 41.30944; -96.80750 (41.309572, -96.807636).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 185
1900 324 75.1%
1910 394 21.6%
1920 353 −10.4%
1930 421 19.3%
1940 385 −8.6%
1950 396 2.9%
1960 372 −6.1%
1970 291 −21.8%
1980 285 −2.1%
1990 282 −1.1%
2000 346 22.7%
2010 303 −12.4%
2019 (est.) 309 2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 303 people, 125 households, and 81 families living in the village. The population density was 977.4 inhabitants per square mile (377.4/km2). There were 154 housing units at an average density of 496.8 per square mile (191.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.7% White, 1.7% Native American, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 125 households, of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.01.

The median age in the village was 42.3 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 20.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

Recreation

Northwest of Prague is located the Czechland Lake Recreation Area.

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