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North Loup, Nebraska
Census Data for North Loup ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2017 and it gave North Loup a population of 293 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave North Loup a population of 297 people.
The village of North Loup is located in Valley County. The 2010 Census gave Valley County a population of 4,260 people. This means that North Loup had 6.97% of the county's total population, making it Valley's 3rd most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a village like North Loup, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually shaped as a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the village.
Things like the population, area and housing for North Loup reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of North Loup might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for North Loup has a total area of 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²].
Valley County has a land area of 568 square miles [1,471.2 km²]. At 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²], North Loup has 0.07% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 41° 29' 43" (or 41.5°) [Map]
More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Population Density ...
Using the population (297 people) and land area (0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, North Loup had a population density of 724 people per square mile [279.7 people/km²].
In comparison, the 2000 Census shows North Loup had a population of 339 people and a land area of 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]. This gives a population density of 823 people per square mile [318.1 people/km²]
NOTE: Be aware that when comparing population density between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for North Loup. You need to be careful when making such a comparison, the differences are likely to lead to a misleading comparison. More information about the changes can be found in the section Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, North Loup had 191 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 297 people, this averages 1.55 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows North Loup had a land area of 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]. This translates to 465.9 Housing Units per square mile [179.9 housing units/km²].
From the Census of 2000: North Loup had 192 Housing Units, a population of 339 people and a land area of 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]. This gives a density of 1.77 people per Housing Unit and 466.6 Housing Units per square mile [180.2 housing units/km²].
NOTE: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2000 and the 2010 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for North Loup and you need to be careful when comparing between the censuses. More information about the nature of these the changes can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).
Valley County ...
The community of North Loup is located in Valley County.
The county had a population of 4,260 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 297 people, North Loup represented 6.97% of the county's total.
In addition, where the village of North Loup has a population density of 724 people per square mile [279.7 people/km²], Valley County averages 7.5 people per square mile [2.9 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Valley County.
Population Rings for North Loup ...
To help identify the number of people who live in North Loup and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on North Loup. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
Census-to-Census Observations ...
When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for North Loup, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of North Loup. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change. If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.
There is only a very minor difference in the sampling area given between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census.
The 2010 Census shows that the total area for North Loup was 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
The 2000 Census shows a total area of 0.41 square miles [1.1 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of the area is covered by water.
While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of North Loup, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for North Loup.
For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
Lat: 41.495455° (or 41°29'43" N) [Map]
For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
Lat: 41.494856° (or 41°29'41" N) [Map]
The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 446.5 feet to the northwest<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2399519) to North Loup. This identifier also marks a GSP point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of North Loup. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
Lat: 41.495455° (or 41°29'43" N) [Map]
The GSP location given for the 2010 Census lies 0.78 feet to the south<6> of the point given by the GNIS for North Loup. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for North Loup.
Miscellaneous Information for North Loup ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Valley County or the village of North Loup:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to North Loup:
GNIS ID for North Loup: 2399519
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 31 (Nebraska)
County Code: 175 (Valley County)
Place Code: 34825 (North Loup)
Misc. Census Codes ...
North Loup is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for North Loup.
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The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau
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The official website for Valley County: www.co.valley.ne.us/
The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/
The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
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This page was last modified: 11 Mar 2019