Gibbon, Nebraska

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Gibbon, Nebraska
City
Gibbon Packing plant in Gibbon
Gibbon Packing plant in Gibbon
Motto: "Your Smile City"
Location of Gibbon, Nebraska
Location of Gibbon, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°44′52″N 98°50′40″W / 40.74778°N 98.84444°W / 40.74778; -98.84444Coordinates: 40°44′52″N 98°50′40″W / 40.74778°N 98.84444°W / 40.74778; -98.84444
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyBuffalo
Area[1]
 • Total0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Land0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation2,060 ft (628 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,833
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,867
 • Density2,106.9/sq mi (813.5/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code68840
Area code(s)308
FIPS code31-18615
GNIS feature ID0829509[4]
Websitehttp://www.cityofgibbon.org/
 
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Gibbon, Nebraska
City
Gibbon Packing plant in Gibbon
Gibbon Packing plant in Gibbon
Motto: "Your Smile City"
Location of Gibbon, Nebraska
Location of Gibbon, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°44′52″N 98°50′40″W / 40.74778°N 98.84444°W / 40.74778; -98.84444Coordinates: 40°44′52″N 98°50′40″W / 40.74778°N 98.84444°W / 40.74778; -98.84444
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyBuffalo
Area[1]
 • Total0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Land0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation2,060 ft (628 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total1,833
 • Estimate (2012[3])1,867
 • Density2,106.9/sq mi (813.5/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code68840
Area code(s)308
FIPS code31-18615
GNIS feature ID0829509[4]
Websitehttp://www.cityofgibbon.org/

Gibbon is a city in Buffalo County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Kearney, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,833 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Gibbon was founded in 1871 by a group of settlers consisting of many Civil War veterans.[5] It was named for Major General John Gibbon.[6]

Geography[edit]

Gibbon is located at 40°44′52″N 98°50′40″W / 40.74778°N 98.84444°W / 40.74778; -98.84444 (40.747656, -98.844381).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2), all of it land.[1]

The town is a few miles north of Interstate 80 and U.S. Highway 30 goes through it.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1880154
1890646319.5%
19006602.2%
19107188.8%
192088323.0%
1930825−6.6%
19408361.3%
19501,06327.2%
19601,0831.9%
19701,38828.2%
19801,53110.3%
19901,525−0.4%
20001,75915.3%
20101,8334.2%
Est. 20121,8671.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2012 Estimate[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,833 people, 654 households, and 471 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,106.9 inhabitants per square mile (813.5/km2). There were 698 housing units at an average density of 802.3 per square mile (309.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.2% White, 0.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 21.3% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.4% of the population.

There were 654 households of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.0% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.31.

The median age in the city was 34.1 years. 31.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.6% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,759 people, 641 households, and 464 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,096.9 people per square mile (808.5/km²). There were 668 housing units at an average density of 796.3 per square mile (307.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.05% White, 0.17% African American, 0.74% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 12.51% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.98% of the population.

There were 641 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.4% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $34,955, and the median income for a family was $42,688. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $19,297 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,013. About 4.7% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Bassett, Samuel Clay (1916). Buffalo County, Nebraska, and Its People: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 163. 
  6. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 25. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved June 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Gibbon, Buffalo County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 30 July 2014.