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Scribner, Nebraska
Downtown Scribner
Downtown Scribner
Location of Scribner, Nebraska
Location of Scribner, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°39′58″N 96°39′45″W / 41.66611°N 96.66250°W / 41.66611; -96.66250Coordinates: 41°39′58″N 96°39′45″W / 41.66611°N 96.66250°W / 41.66611; -96.66250
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Dodge
Area
 • Total 0.65 sq mi (1.69 km2)
 • Land 0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
1,253 ft (382 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 857
 • Estimate 
(2019)
799
 • Density 1,250.39/sq mi (482.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68057
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-44280
GNIS feature ID 0833325
Website https://www.scribner-ne.gov

Scribner is a city in Dodge County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 857 at the 2010 census.

History

Scribner was platted in 1870 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for publishing magnate Charles Scribner I.

Geography

Scribner is located at 41°39′58″N 96°39′45″W / 41.66611°N 96.66250°W / 41.66611; -96.66250 (41.666040, -96.662541).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), of which, 0.64 square miles (1.66 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scribner has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 193
1890 664 244.0%
1900 827 24.5%
1910 891 7.7%
1920 1,021 14.6%
1930 1,066 4.4%
1940 904 −15.2%
1950 913 1.0%
1960 1,021 11.8%
1970 1,031 1.0%
1980 1,011 −1.9%
1990 950 −6.0%
2000 971 2.2%
2010 857 −11.7%
2019 (est.) 799 −6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 857 people, 385 households, and 223 families living in the city. The population density was 1,339.1 inhabitants per square mile (517.0/km2). There were 443 housing units at an average density of 692.2 per square mile (267.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.7% White, 0.5% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1% of the population.

There were 385 households, of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.3% were non-families. 39.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the city was 50.4 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.6% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 30% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Notable people

  • George Dern, United States Secretary of War, Governor of Utah, Businessman, Grandfather of actor Bruce Dern, Great Grandfather of actress Laura Dern
  • J. Martin Klotsche, educator and historian
  • Gregg Olson, baseball player
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