Wood Lake, Nebraska

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Wood Lake, Nebraska
Businesses beside U.S. Highway 20 in Wood Lake
Businesses beside U.S. Highway 20 in Wood Lake
Location of Wood Lake, Nebraska
Location of Wood Lake, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°38′15″N 100°14′14″W / 42.63750°N 100.23722°W / 42.63750; -100.23722Coordinates: 42°38′15″N 100°14′14″W / 42.63750°N 100.23722°W / 42.63750; -100.23722
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyCherry
Area
 • Total0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land0.32 sq mi (0.82 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation
2,694 ft (821 m)
Population
 • Total63
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
63
 • Density198.74/sq mi (76.69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
69221
Area code(s)402
FIPS code31-53555[4]
GNIS feature ID0834857[5]

Wood Lake is a village in Cherry County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 63 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Wood Lake was founded in 1882 when the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad was extended to that point.[6] It was named for the trees at a nearby lake, which were the source of valuable timber.[7]

Geography[edit]

Wood Lake is located at 42°38′15″N 100°14′14″W / 42.63750°N 100.23722°W / 42.63750; -100.23722 (42.637421, -100.237345).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), of which 0.32 square miles (0.83 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910198
192032363.1%
1930293−9.3%
194032310.2%
1950238−26.3%
1960197−17.2%
1970117−40.6%
198089−23.9%
199059−33.7%
20007222.0%
201063−12.5%
2019 (est.)63[3]0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 63 people, 33 households, and 16 families living in the village. The population density was 196.9 inhabitants per square mile (76.0/km2). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 150.0 per square mile (57.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White and 1.6% Native American.

There were 33 households, of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.5% were non-families. 48.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 30.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the village was 43.8 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.5% were from 25 to 44; 11.2% were from 45 to 64; and 38.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.4% male and 47.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 72 people, 36 households, and 24 families living in the village. The population density was 224.0 people per square mile (86.9/km2). There were 48 housing units at an average density of 149.3 per square mile (57.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.83% White, 1.39% Native American, and 2.78% from two or more races.

There were 36 households, out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.40.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 19.4% under the age of 18, 1.4% from 18 to 24, 16.7% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 34.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 59 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $24,375, and the median income for a family was $28,333. Males had a median income of $22,083 versus $38,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,063. There were 46.4% of families and 44.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including 60.0% of under eighteens and 36.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Wood Lake, Cherry County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 2 August 2014.
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 140.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.