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Downtown Strang: Main Street, facing north
Location of Strang, Nebraska
|• Total||0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)|
|• Land||0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,621 ft (494 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||217.74/sq mi (83.82/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0833854|
Strang is located at(40.414114, -97.587435).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all of it land.
Strang is located along US 81, and a little south of Nebraska Highway 74. Nebraska Spur 30D, known locally as Main Street, passes through central Strang.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 29 people, 13 households, and 8 families residing in the village. The population density was 241.7 inhabitants per square mile (93.3/km2). There were 19 housing units at an average density of 158.3 per square mile (61.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.
There were 13 households, of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, and 38.5% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.88.
The median age in the village was 35.3 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.9% were from 25 to 44; 27.5% were from 45 to 64; and 13.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.3% male and 51.7% female.
Strang had its start in the 1880s by the building of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad through that territory.
Strang was first settled in 1886, and was known as Media. About a month later, it became known as Bixby because it was thought that Media sounded like too many other towns in the area. In April 1886, the settlement was renamed Strang after A. L. Strang donated a windmill and water pump to the town. That windmill still stands today in downtown Strang, on Main Street. Around the turn of the century, fires ravaged the town. The two largest and most destructive fires occurred on October 10, 1899, and July 12, 1934. The fire of 1934 consumed one town block, including the post office, grocery store, cafe, and a residence.
The following buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places:
- Strang Town Hall/Jail Building
- Belle Prairie Township Hall Building
- Strang Public School
Culture and recreation
Strang has a public library, located on Main Street.
The city of Strang owns the Strang Museum, which is located along Main Street and contains articles from the early settlement of that area.
- Strang City Park, equipped with picnic tables, grills, and hook-up facilities for campers.
- Pumper Park, a small children's playground.
- Elmer Messman Memorial Field, a softball and baseball field.
Strang Public School is listed on the national register of historic places. The school was closed in 2007.
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