Fort Calhoun

Fort Calhoun is a city in Washington County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 856 at the 2000 census.

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station is built on 660 acres (2.7 km²). This historic town includes Fort Atkinson, the first fort built west of the Missouri River.


Fort Calhoun is located at 41°27′24″N 96°1′29″W / 41.45667°N 96.02472°W / 41.45667; -96.02472 (41.456691, -96.024589).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 856 people, 342 households, and 229 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,380.5 people per square mile (533.1/km²). There were 375 housing units at an average density of 604.8 per square mile (233.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.48% White, 0.58% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.29% of the population.

There were 342 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,500, and the median income for a family was $57,679. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,779. About 3.1% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.1% of those under the age of 18 and 6.0% of those 65 and older.

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