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Thurston, Nebraska
Village
Thurston, looking downhill from western edge of town
Thurston, looking downhill from western edge of town
Location of Thurston, Nebraska
Location of Thurston, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Thurston
Area
 • Total 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Land 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,394 ft (425 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 132
 • Estimate 
(2012)
134
 • Density 1,100.0/sq mi (424.7/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68062
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-48900
GNIS feature ID 0834107

Thurston is a village in Thurston County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 132 at the 2010 census.

History

The first settlement at Thurston was made in the 1880s. Like Thurston County, it was named for John M. Thurston.

Geography

Thurston is located at 42°10′36″N 96°42′1″W / 42.17667°N 96.70028°W / 42.17667; -96.70028 (42.176538, -96.700172).

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.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 112
1920 204 82.1%
1930 236 15.7%
1940 221 −6.4%
1950 156 −29.4%
1960 140 −10.3%
1970 117 −16.4%
1980 139 18.8%
1990 98 −29.5%
2000 125 27.6%
2010 132 5.6%
Est. 2015 134 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 132 people, 50 households, and 37 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,100.0 inhabitants per square mile (424.7/km2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 450.0 per square mile (173.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 50 households of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.0% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

The median age in the village was 31.4 years. 35.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 21.2% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.8% male and 46.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 125 people, 51 households, and 36 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,089.7 people per square mile (438.8/km²). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 470.8 per square mile (189.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 96.80% White, 1.60% from other races, and 1.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 51 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.6% were married couples living together, and 29.4% were non-families. 21.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the village, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 16.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.7 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $41,875. Males had a median income of $28,500 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,547. There were 3.4% of families and 5.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 5.6% of those over 64.

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