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Alliance, Nebraska

Alliance is a city located in Box Butte County, Nebraska. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,959. It is the county seat of Box Butte County6.

Geography Alliance is located at 42°6'5" North, 102°52'13" West (42.101382, -102.870272)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.4 km² (4.8 mi²). 12.4 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.21% is water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 8,959 people, 3,565 households, and 2,392 families residing in the city. The population density is 725.2/km² (1,879.1/mi²). There are 4,062 housing units at an average density of 328.8/km² (852.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 89.09% White, 0.49% African American, 3.40% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 4.31% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 8.94% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 3,565 households out of which 36.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% are married couples living together, 9.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% are non-families. 29.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.46 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city the population is spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $39,408, and the median income for a family is $47,766. Males have a median income of $39,122 versus $22,561 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,584. 11.2% of the population and 10.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.1% are under the age of 18 and 9.9% are 65 or older.

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