is a city located in Dawes County, Nebraska
. As of the 2000
census, the city had a total population of 5,634. It is the county seat
of Dawes County6
Geography\nChadron is located at 42°49'39" North, 103°0'11" West (42.827475, -103.003074)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the city has a total area of 9.4 km²
). 9.4 km² (3.6 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 5,634 people, 2,187 households, and 1,150 families residing in the city. The population density
is 599.3/km² (1,553.4/mi²). There are 2,441 housing units at an average density of 259.6/km² (673.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 92.99% White, 0.66% African American
, 3.30% Native American
, 0.32% Asian
, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 2,187 households out of which 24.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% are married couples living together, 8.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 47.4% are non-families. 34.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.20 and the average family size is 2.87.
In the city the population is spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 32.0% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 16.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 25 years. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $27,400, and the median income for a family is $44,420. Males have a median income of $30,353 versus $17,183 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,312. 21.4% of the population and 11.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.4% are under the age of 18 and 10.3% are 65 or older.