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Ravenna, Nebraska
Downtown Ravenna during Annevar festival
Downtown Ravenna during Annevar festival
Location of Ravenna, Nebraska
Location of Ravenna, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Buffalo
Area
 • Total 1.67 sq mi (4.31 km2)
 • Land 1.66 sq mi (4.30 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
2,008 ft (612 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,360
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,358
 • Density 817.58/sq mi (315.75/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68869
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-40710
GNIS feature ID 0832472
Website http://www.myravenna.com/

Ravenna is a city in Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Kearney, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,360 at the 2010 census.

History

Ravenna was founded in 1886 when the Burlington Railroad was extended to that point. It was named after the city of Ravenna, Italy, and many its street names commemorate other Italian places.

Ravenna was incorporated in October 1886.

Geography

Ravenna is located at 41°1′40″N 98°54′48″W / 41.02778°N 98.91333°W / 41.02778; -98.91333 (41.027700, -98.913347).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.67 square miles (4.33 km2), of which, 1.66 square miles (4.30 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 628
1900 808 28.7%
1910 1,359 68.2%
1920 1,703 25.3%
1930 1,559 −8.5%
1940 1,429 −8.3%
1950 1,451 1.5%
1960 1,417 −2.3%
1970 1,356 −4.3%
1980 1,296 −4.4%
1990 1,317 1.6%
2000 1,341 1.8%
2010 1,360 1.4%
Est. 2019 1,358 −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,360 people, 575 households, and 338 families living in the city. The population density was 819.3 inhabitants per square mile (316.3/km2). There were 660 housing units at an average density of 397.6 per square mile (153.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 575 households, of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.2% were non-families. 35.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the city was 40.9 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.7% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Culture

Ravenna is host to the annual city celebration named Annevar (Ravenna spelled backwards). Each year, the celebration includes a demolition derby, tractor pull, and other local recreational activities.


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