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Republican City, Nebraska
Village
Republican City, seen from U.S. Route 136
Republican City, seen from U.S. Route 136
Location of Republican City, Nebraska
Location of Republican City, Nebraska
Republican City, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
Republican City, Nebraska
Republican City, Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
Republican City, Nebraska is located in the United States
Republican City, Nebraska
Republican City, Nebraska
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Harlan
Township Mullally
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
2,028 ft (618 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 150
 • Estimate 
(2019)
154
 • Density 473.85/sq mi (182.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68971
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-41130
GNIS feature ID 0835013

Republican City is a village, despite its name, in Harlan County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 150 at the 2010 census. The town is near the Harlan County Reservoir. At its peak in the 1950s the population was about 4 times larger than it is today.

History

Republican City was founded in 1871. It is named for the Republican River.

Geography

Republican City is located at 40°5′52″N 99°13′17″W / 40.09778°N 99.22139°W / 40.09778; -99.22139 (40.097708, -99.221301).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 282
1890 428 51.8%
1900 386 −9.8%
1910 476 23.3%
1920 424 −10.9%
1930 417 −1.7%
1940 331 −20.6%
1950 580 75.2%
1960 189 −67.4%
1970 179 −5.3%
1980 231 29.1%
1990 199 −13.9%
2000 209 5.0%
2010 150 −28.2%
2019 (est.) 154 2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 150 people, 76 households, and 47 families in the village. The population density was 454.5 inhabitants per square mile (175.5/km2). There were 207 housing units at an average density of 627.3 per square mile (242.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3%.

Of the 76 households 13.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.2% of households were one person and 15.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.51.

The median age in the village was 59.8 years. 14% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 11.3% were from 25 to 44; 32.7% were from 45 to 64; and 38.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.7% male and 47.3% female.

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