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Lynch
Village of Lynch
A view of Lynch Nebraska
A view of Lynch Nebraska
Location within Boyd County
Location within Boyd County
Coordinates: 42°49′47″N 98°27′56″W / 42.82972°N 98.46556°W / 42.82972; -98.46556Coordinates: 42°49′47″N 98°27′56″W / 42.82972°N 98.46556°W / 42.82972; -98.46556
Country United States
StateNebraska
CountyBoyd
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorKenneth Crooks
Area
 • Total0.53 sq mi (1.38 km2)
 • Land0.53 sq mi (1.38 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,401 ft (427 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total194
 • Density363.30/sq mi (140.31/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68746
Area code402
FIPS code31-29750[2]
GNIS feature ID0830974[3]

Lynch is a village in Boyd County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 194 at the 2020 census, down from 245 in 2010. Lynch is located in northern Nebraska, between the Missouri and Niobrara rivers.

History

Lynch was incorporated as a village in 1892.[4] It was named for John Lynch, a pioneer settler.[4][5]

Thirty of the one hundred homes in Lynch were destroyed by flooding in 2019.[6]

Government

Lynch, Nebraska has a mayor-council government. It holds meetings at the Lynch Library on the second Wednesday of each month. There are four council members; two are elected, one is the Town Clerk, and one is the Town Treasurer.

Fire department

The Lynch Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD), is made up of 20-25 volunteers. It provides fire protection for the town and surrounding areas as part of a mutual aid agreement.[7]

Law enforcement

There is only one hired full-time Police Officer who is also a part-time Boyd County officer.

Junefest

Junefest is held on the third weekend of June for adults and children. There are alumni banquet activities, a parade, a walk or run, and games at the city park. [8]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.53 square miles (1.37 km2), all land.[9]

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Lynch has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.[10]

Climate data for Lynch, Nebraska
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(34)
2
(36)
9
(49)
17
(62)
23
(73)
28
(82)
31
(88)
31
(87)
26
(78)
19
(66)
9
(49)
2
(36)
16
(61)
Average low °C (°F) −13
(8)
−12
(10)
−6
(22)
1
(33)
7
(45)
13
(55)
16
(61)
15
(59)
9
(48)
2
(35)
−6
(22)
−12
(11)
1
(34)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
20
(0.8)
38
(1.5)
69
(2.7)
86
(3.4)
94
(3.7)
76
(3)
71
(2.8)
58
(2.3)
43
(1.7)
20
(0.8)
15
(0.6)
600
(23.7)
Source: Weatherbase[11]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900231
1910583152.4%
19205891.0%
1930498−15.4%
1940487−2.2%
1950440−9.7%
1960409−7.0%
1970375−8.3%
1980357−4.8%
1990296−17.1%
2000269−9.1%
2010245−8.9%
2020194−20.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[12]
Old-fashioned Mobil station in Lynch

2020 census

As of the 2020 census,[13] there was a population of 237 and 144 households. The population density was 462.3 inhabitants per square mile (178.5/km2). There were 190 housing units at an average density of 337.7 per square mile (130.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99% White. Only two of all the residents are of any race.

22% of the village has a Bachelor's Degree education or higher, and the village has a 57% employment rate. 13% of the residents in the village do not have health care coverage. The Median Household income is $38,250. [14]

2000 census

As of the 2000 census,[2] there were 269 people, 131 households, and 78 families residing in the village. The population density was 476.2 people per square mile (185.5/km2). There were 177 housing units at an average density of 313.3/sq mi (122.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.28% White, 1.86% Native American, 0.37% Asian, and 1.49% from two or more races.

There were 131 households, out of which 18.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.63.

In the village, the population was spread out, with 21.2% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 15.6% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 28.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $25,333, and the median income for a family was $29,792. Males had a median income of $23,571 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the village was $15,702. About 5.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.0% of those 65 or over.

Education

The area is within Boyd County Public Schools.[15] The area was previously within the Lynch Public Schools district.[16] The Lynch district consolidated into the Boyd County district in June 2017.[17]

References

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 18, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Lynch, Boyd County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  5. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 96.
  6. ^ Almukhtar, Sarah; Migliozzi, Blacki; Schwartz, John; Williams, Josh (September 11, 2019). "The Great Flood of 2019: A Complete Picture of a Slow-Motion Disaster". New York Times. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  7. ^ "North Central Nebraska Community Wildfire Protection Plan" (PDF). Nfs.unl.edu. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-10-19. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  8. ^ "Government and Such". Ci.lynch.ne.us. Retrieved 16 July 2022.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  10. ^ "Lynch, Nebraska Koppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase.com. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on October 10, 2013.
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  14. ^ Lynch, Boyd County, QuickFacts. "2020 Census, Lynch". Census.Gov.
  15. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Boyd County, NE" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2021-04-17. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  16. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Boyd County, NE" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-04-17.
  17. ^ "Boyd County Schools". Nebraska Department of Education. Retrieved 2021-04-17.

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