Chester, Nebraska

Chester is a village in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 226 at the 2020 census.[2]

Chester, Nebraska
Downtown Chester
Downtown Chester
Location of Chester, Nebraska
Location of Chester, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°0′38″N 97°37′5″W / 40.01056°N 97.61806°W / 40.01056; -97.61806Coordinates: 40°0′38″N 97°37′5″W / 40.01056°N 97.61806°W / 40.01056; -97.61806
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyThayer
Area
 • Total0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Land0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,631 ft (497 m)
Population
 • Total226
 • Estimate 
(2021)[2]
220
 • Density380/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
68327, 68429
Area code402
FIPS code31-09095[3]
GNIS feature ID0828119[4]
U.S. RoutesUS 81.svg
Websitewww.chesterne.com

Chester is notable as being the birthplace of six-man football.[5] In addition, Allison Teitjen was awarded the crown of Miss Nebraska in 2017.

HistoryEdit

Chester was platted in 1880 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6][7] It was named for President Chester A. Arthur.[8]

GeographyEdit

Chester is located at 40°00′38″N 97°37′05″W / 40.010629°N 97.617971°W / 40.010629; -97.617971 (40.010629, -97.617971).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), all land.[10]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890407
19004397.9%
191056027.6%
1920529−5.5%
19305799.5%
19406349.5%
1950539−15.0%
1960480−10.9%
1970459−4.4%
1980435−5.2%
1990351−19.3%
2000294−16.2%
2010232−21.1%
2020224−3.4%
2021 (est.)220[2]−1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 232 people, 111 households, and 66 families in the village. The population density was 393.2 inhabitants per square mile (151.8/km2). There were 150 housing units at an average density of 254.2 per square mile (98.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.6% White, 0.4% Native American, 0.9% Asian, and 2.2% from two or more races.[12]

Of the 111 households 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 1.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 36.0% of households were one person and 18% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.74.

The median age in the village was 52.6 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 2.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 33.2% were from 45 to 64; and 28.9% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.

2000 censusEdit

At the 2000 census there were 294 people, 140 households, and 83 families in the village. The population density was 537.7 people per square mile (206.4/km2). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 329.2 per square mile (126.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.30% White, 1.02% Native American, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68%.[3]

Of the 140 households 20.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 2.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 37.9% of households were one person and 22.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.10 and the average family size was 2.73.

The age distribution was 19.7% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 21.8% from 25 to 44, 26.5% from 45 to 64, and 27.6% 65 or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median household income was $21,389, and the median family income was $30,000. Males had a median income of $22,750 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,150. About 5.3% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 15.4% of those sixty five or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020—2021". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved October 18, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Remembering the father of six-man football
  6. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 139.
  7. ^ "Chester, Thayer County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  8. ^ Exploring Nebraska Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 218. ISBN 978-0-9744358-7-9.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.

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