Loup City, Nebraska

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Loup City, Nebraska
—  City  —
One- and two-story brick buildings seen across a street intersection; crowned eagle painted on the pavement, filling most of the intersection
Corner of 7th and O Streets in Loup City. The painting on the pavement is the White Eagle from the Polish coat of arms.
Location of Loup City, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°16′38″N 98°58′5″W / 41.27722°N 98.96806°W / 41.27722; -98.96806Coordinates: 41°16′38″N 98°58′5″W / 41.27722°N 98.96806°W / 41.27722; -98.96806
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountySherman
Area
 • Total0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Land0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation2,073 ft (632 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,029
 • Density1,092.4/sq mi (421.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code68853
Area code(s)308
FIPS code31-29470[1]
GNIS feature ID0830919[2]
Websitewww.loupcity.com
 
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Loup City, Nebraska
—  City  —
One- and two-story brick buildings seen across a street intersection; crowned eagle painted on the pavement, filling most of the intersection
Corner of 7th and O Streets in Loup City. The painting on the pavement is the White Eagle from the Polish coat of arms.
Location of Loup City, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°16′38″N 98°58′5″W / 41.27722°N 98.96806°W / 41.27722; -98.96806Coordinates: 41°16′38″N 98°58′5″W / 41.27722°N 98.96806°W / 41.27722; -98.96806
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountySherman
Area
 • Total0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Land0.94 sq mi (2.44 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation2,073 ft (632 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,029
 • Density1,092.4/sq mi (421.8/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code68853
Area code(s)308
FIPS code31-29470[1]
GNIS feature ID0830919[2]
Websitewww.loupcity.com

Loup City is a city in Sherman County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,029 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Sherman County.[3] Loup City sits close to the Middle Loup River, and about 10 miles from Sherman Reservoir, a reservoir created from diverting water from the river.

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Overview

During the Great Depression, Loup City was the site of a clash between radical leftists, influenced by Mother Bloor, who clashed with area residents in June 1934 following efforts by Communists to organize the workers of a poultry processing plant.

For many years Loup City has proclaimed itself as the "Polish capital of Nebraska," due to a significant Polish population (see Polonia). "Polish Days" is an annual community event. The town's Catholic church, Saint Josaphat's, features stained glass windows commemorating area families, most with Polish names. The windows were salvaged from the previous St. Josaphat's and date from the early 1900s.

Geography

Loup City is located at 41°16′38″N 98°58′5″W / 41.27722°N 98.96806°W / 41.27722; -98.96806 (41.277332, -98.968063)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.94 square miles (2.44 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 1,029 people, 462 households, and 263 families residing in the city. The population density was 1092.4 people per square mile (421.8/km²). There were 569 housing units at an average density of 604 per square mile (233.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.7% White, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 462 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.81.

The median age in the city was 48.1 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.3% were from 45 to 64; and 27.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $22,829, and the median income for a family was $32,396. Males had a median income of $26,830 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,325. About 9.7% of families and 18.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml. Retrieved 2012-6-24. 

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