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Loup City, Nebraska

Loup City is a city in Sherman County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 996 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Sherman County. Loup City sits close to the Middle Loup River, and about 10 miles from Sherman Reservoir (a reservoir created from diverting water from the Middle Loup River).

During the Great Depression, Loup City was the site of a clash between radical leftists, influenced by Mother Bloor, who clashed with local vigilantes over how to handle with the depression.


Loup City is located at (41.277332, -98.968063).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 996 people, 472 households, and 267 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,139.9 people per square mile (442.0/km²). There were 566 housing units at an average density of 647.8/sq mi (251.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.89% White, 0.60% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 472 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 41.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.7% 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 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.1 males.

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.


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