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Sutton, Nebraska
Downtown Sutton: Saunders Avenue, looking north
Downtown Sutton: Saunders Avenue, looking north
Location of Sutton, Nebraska
Location of Sutton, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Clay
Area
 • Total 1.75 sq mi (4.52 km2)
 • Land 1.74 sq mi (4.51 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,680 ft (512 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,502
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,434
 • Density 823.66/sq mi (318.02/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68979
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-47955
GNIS feature ID 0833966

Sutton is a city in Clay County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,502 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Hastings, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Sutton was laid out in 1871 when the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point. It was named after the town of Sutton, Massachusetts.

Geography

Sutton is located at 40°36′24″N 97°51′31″W / 40.60667°N 97.85861°W / 40.60667; -97.85861 (40.606739, -97.858723).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.99 square miles (5.15 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,541
1900 1,365 −11.4%
1910 1,702 24.7%
1920 1,603 −5.8%
1930 1,540 −3.9%
1940 1,403 −8.9%
1950 1,353 −3.6%
1960 1,252 −7.5%
1970 1,361 8.7%
1980 1,416 4.0%
1990 1,353 −4.4%
2000 1,447 6.9%
2010 1,502 3.8%
Est. 2019 1,434 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,502 people, 612 households, and 414 families living in the city. The population density was 754.8 inhabitants per square mile (291.4/km2). There were 666 housing units at an average density of 334.7 per square mile (129.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.1% White, 0.1% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 4.6% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.6% of the population.

There were 612 households, of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.4% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 43.1 years. 25.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.6% were from 25 to 44; 25.7% were from 45 to 64; and 21.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

Notable people

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