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Wymore, Nebraska
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Location of Wymore, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°7′22″N 96°39′56″W / 40.12278, -96.66556Coordinates: 40°7′22″N 96°39′56″W / 40.12278, -96.66556
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Gage
Area[1]
 • Total 1.90 sq mi (4.92 km2)
 • Land 1.87 sq mi (4.84 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 1,240 ft (378 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,457
 • Estimate (2011[3]) 1,439
 • Density 779.1/sq mi (300.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68466
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-53835[4]
GNIS feature ID 0834893[5]
Website wymorebluesprings.com

Wymore is a city in Gage County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1457 at the 2010 census.

History[edit | edit source]

Wymore was founded on April 7, 1881 on land donated by Sam Wymore as a railroad town. The "Welsh Capital of the Great Plains," Wymore became home to generations of immigrants from Wales, who continued their culture in day-to-day life, founding a Welsh-language church, school and cemetery, as well as preserving the Welsh traditions of poetry, dance, and intricate music in minor.

In 2000, the Wymore Welsh Heritage Project was founded to preserve the legacy of these early settlers. It has since expanded to include a museum, an archive of genealogical records, and one of the largest Welsh-language libraries in North America. It is also home to the Southern Raiders a Class C school that consists of students from Barneston, Holmesville, Blue Springs, Wymore, and Liberty. The school has won 2 state championships, both in wrestling (1974 and 1980). The Wymore Arbor State baseball ballfield has one of the few covered, behind plate bleachers in the state.

Wymore, Nebraska is also the burial place of author and anthropologist R. Clark Mallam, whose book, Indian Creek Memories; A Sense of Place is set in and around the town.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Wymore is located at 40°7′22″N 96°39′56″W / 40.12278, -96.66556 (40.122765, -96.665494)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.90 square miles (4.92 km2), of which, 1.87 square miles (4.84 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

2010 census[edit | edit source]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,457 people, 647 households, and 369 families residing in the city. The population density was 779.1 inhabitants per square mile (300.8 /km2). There were 755 housing units at an average density of 403.7 per square mile (155.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.4% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 647 households out of which 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.0% were non-families. 37.9% 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 2.18 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 46.8 years. 22.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.2% were from 45 to 64; and 23.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.3% male and 53.7% female.

2000 census[edit | edit source]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,656 people, 713 households, and 444 families residing in the city. The population density was 869.2 people per square mile (334.8/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 407.3 per square mile (156.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.68% White, 0.12% African American, 1.51% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 713 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 87.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $25,947, and the median income for a family was $33,150. Males had a median income of $26,200 versus $18,800 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,978. About 12.2% of families and 13.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.0% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit | edit source]

Wymore Public Schools are part of the Southern School District. There is one elementary school and one high school in the district. The schools are Southern Elementary School and Southern High School.

Southern High School is located in Wymore.

Gene Haddix is the Superintendent of Schools.

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Wymore Welsh Heritage Centre Includes the Welsh Language library(catalogued in English as well as Welsh), oral and written histories of early settlers artifacts of Welsh life in the Great Plains. 307 South 7th Street Wymore, Nebraska 402-645-3186

Pleasantview Schoolhouse Fully restored, first decade of the 20th century-era schoolhouse and museum. Home of the bi-annual "Day at a Country School" where students are invited to learn about Welsh heritage and language from teachers attired in traditional Welsh Costume.

Bethel Cemetery The final resting place of many of Wymore's Welsh Founders. Many of the tombstones date to the mid-to-late 19th century with inscriptions in Welsh.

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