Denton, Nebraska

Denton is a village in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 190 at the 2010 census.

Denton, Nebraska
Denton, Nebraska
Denton, Nebraska
Location of Denton, Nebraska
Location of Denton, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°44′22″N 96°50′42″W / 40.73944°N 96.84500°W / 40.73944; -96.84500Coordinates: 40°44′22″N 96°50′42″W / 40.73944°N 96.84500°W / 40.73944; -96.84500
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyLancaster
Area
 • Total0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
 • Land0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,247 ft (380 m)
Population
 • Total190
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
206
 • Density1,688.52/sq mi (650.09/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68339
Area code(s)402
FIPS code31-12770[4]
GNIS feature ID0828683[5]
Websitehttp://lancaster.ne.gov/denton/

HistoryEdit

Denton was established in 1871 when the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point.[6][7] It was named for Daniel M. Denton, the original owner of the town site.[8][9] Denton was incorporated in 1913.[10] In 1930, a fire burned down many buildings in the village, creating an even worse environment for the already-struggling businesses following the stock market crash a year prior.[10]

GeographyEdit

Denton is located at 40°44′22″N 96°50′42″W / 40.73944°N 96.84500°W / 40.73944; -96.84500 (40.739530, -96.844914).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2), all land.[12]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920145
1930114−21.4%
194012610.5%
1950101−19.8%
196094−6.9%
197015160.6%
19801648.6%
1990161−1.8%
200018917.4%
20101900.5%
2019 (est.)206[3]8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 censusEdit

At the 2010 census there were 190 people, 82 households, and 51 families in the village. The population density was 1,583.3 inhabitants per square mile (611.3/km2). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 716.7 per square mile (276.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.4% White, 1.1% African American, 1.1% Asian, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6%.[2]

Of the 82 households 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.7% of households were one person and 8.5% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the village was 37.6 years. 24.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 32.1% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 14.7% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.1% male and 48.9% female.

2000 censusEdit

At the 2000 census there were 189 people, 77 households, and 49 families in the village. The population density was 1,334.4 people per square mile (521.2/km2). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 579.0 per square mile (226.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06%.[4]

Of the 77 households 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 26.0% of households were one person and 9.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.00.

The age distribution was 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.6 males.

The median household income was $50,750, and the median family income was $55,417. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $21,620. About 4.7% of families and 9.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.5% of those sixty five or over.

Point of interestEdit

Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary is located there.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 126.
  7. ^ "Denton, Lancaster County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  8. ^ "Profile for Denton, NE". ePodunk. Retrieved 18 August 2014.
  9. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 92. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6. A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  10. ^ a b "Denton, NE - Historical Background". lancaster.ne.gov. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.