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Laird township, NE map Land area: 35.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 561 (all rural)
Males: 298  (53.1%)
Females: 263  (46.9%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 557 (426 owner occupied, 131 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%


Races in Laird township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.7%
  • Black: 0.4%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 38.7

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Average household size: 2.52

Laird township:

2.5 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,737 ($36,250 in 1999)
This township:

$43,737
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $275 (lower quartile is $176, upper quartile is $405)
Here:

$275
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $79,766 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Laird township:

$79,766
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,044 - $139,871

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $134,057
Here:

$134,057
State:

$147,392

Mobile homes: $40,338
Here:

$40,338
State:

$29,187
Population density: 16 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.7%
Whole state:

9.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.1%
Whole state:

4.0%

Cities in this township include: Loomis.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Linder Stock Farms (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Laird township: Moses Hill Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Moses Hill Lagoon (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Laird township:  0.4%
State:  4.4%

65% of Laird township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Nebraska.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 483
  • Northeast: 2
  • Midwest: 50
  • South: 24
  • West: 24

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,000

Laird township, Nebraska satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 206
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 12
  • Mobile homes: 13

Median worth of mobile homes: $36,300


Housing units in Laird township with a mortgage: 61 (6 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 79

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 12
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 18
  • 1970 to 1979: 59
  • 1960 to 1969: 17
  • 1950 to 1959: 20
  • 1940 to 1949: 27
  • 1939 or earlier: 78

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Laird township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 21
  • 5 rooms: 29
  • 6 rooms: 22
  • 7 rooms: 32
  • 8 rooms: 33
  • 9 or more rooms: 34

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laird township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 11
  • 6 rooms: 10
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Laird township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 45
  • 3 bedrooms: 67
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 14

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Laird township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 16
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 5
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

Cars and other vehicles available in Laird township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 31
  • 2 vehicles: 70
  • 3 vehicles: 39
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 12

Cars and other vehicles available in Laird township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 24
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Finance and insurance (16%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (12%)
  • Food and beverage stores (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Laird township:

  • German (34.1%)
  • Swedish (31.4%)
  • English (7.4%)
  • Irish (6.7%)
  • United States or American (3.6%)
  • Norwegian (2.3%)
  • Scottish (2.3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (100%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 231 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 39 (13%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (1%)
  • Walked: 17 (6%)
  • Worked at home: 16 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (1%)

4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

98.2% of residents of Laird township speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 581
  • In family households: 515 (153 male householders, 16 female householders)
    152 spouses, 182 children (173 natural, 2 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 1 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 3 other relatives, 6 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 66 (33 male householders (29 living alone)), 24 female householders (22 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 83 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 51 1-person, 4 2-persons, 2 3-persons,

129 married couples with children.
26 single-parent households (5 men, 21 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5
Here:

7.1%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Laird township:

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