Bancroft, Nebraska

Bancroft is a village in Cuming County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 520 at the 2000 census.


Bancroft is located at 42°0'40" North, 96°34'24" West (42.011235, -96.573327).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 520 people, 227 households, and 138 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,417.7 people per square mile (542.6/km²). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 687.1/sq mi (263.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.69% White, 0.96% Native American, 0.58% Pacific Islander, and 0.77% from two or more races.

There were 227 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 37.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 27.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the village the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 26.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,500, and the median income for a family was $36,667. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,385 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,244. About 11.1% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of 18 and 22.1% of those 65 and older.


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