Cozad, Nebraska

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Sign marking the 100th meridian in Cozad

Cozad is a city located in Dawson County, Nebraska. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,163. The town is on the Great Plains of central Nebraska, along the Union Pacific Railroad and U.S. Highway 30, just north of the Platte River. The 100th meridian, which roughly marks the eastward boundary of the arid plains, passes through the town as is marked by a prominent sign across U.S. Highway 30. In the early 1860s, it was a stop along the Pony Express.

Geography

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Location of Cozad, Nebraska

Cozad is located at 40°51'44" North, 99°59'3" West (40.862141, -99.984082)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.4 km² (2.1 mi²). 5.4 km² (2.1 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 4,163 people, 1,722 households, and 1,127 families residing in the city. The population density is 776.5/km² (2,007.2/mi²). There are 1,851 housing units at an average density of 345.3/km² (892.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 93.39% White, 0.17% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 3.82% from other races, and 1.75% from two or more races. 10.95% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,722 households out of which 32.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% are married couples living together, 8.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% are non-families. 30.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $32,392, and the median income for a family is $43,413. Males have a median income of $27,217 versus $20,089 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,139. 12.1% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.1% of those under the age of 18 and 11.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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