US Facts       Footsteps of History       It Happened Here      
Mottos, Slogans and Nicknames       Noted Notables


Welcome To KEY TO THE CITY's Page For
Boyd County, Nebraska


Page Contents for Monowi, Nebraska

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items


Statistics & Facts

The Nebraska state capital is Lincoln.
The population of Monowi is approximately 1 (2011), 1 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4 (2011), 1 (2010).
The amount of land area in Monowi is 0.552 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Monowi is 0.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Monowi to Washington DC is 1200 miles.
The distance to the Nebraska state capital is 163 miles. (as the crow flies)
Monowi is positioned 42.83 degrees north of the equator and 98.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Monowi elevation is 1,329 feet above sea level.
Monowi per capita income is $ 6,167 (2010).
Monowi median income is $ 12,250 (2010).
The Monowi median home price is $ 28,934 (2009).


in north-central Nebraska about 161 miles from Omaha. Other nearby communities include Lynch, Verdel, Bristow, Gross and Niobrara all in Nebraska and Marty, Dante and Wagner all in South Dakota.
Return to Index

History & History Related Items

As of 2011, Monowi has the distinction of being the only incorporated town, village or city in the country with just one resident. At its peak in the 1930's the town had 150 residents but after the railroad left it began to decline. The general store closed when World War Two started and the owner moved out of town to serve on the draft board. The now single resident of Monowi runs a tavern in the town. The village has a 5,000 book library called Rudy's Library. Her late husband's dream was to have a library in town and Mrs. Eiler made that dream come true after her husband died in 2004. Some of the roads in town are overgrown with grass and weeks rather than packed dirt, gravel or pavement. The now closed and delapidated general store has a sign on its front that says, Monowi, home of the Nite Owls. This tiny town has been featured on several television shows such as the Today show.
Return to Index



The population of Monowi was:
1930 - 150
1990 - 6
2000 - 2
2011 - 1

Population density:
2000 - 9.4 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 67 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 9
2000 - 4
2010 - 4
2011 - 4

Median house value:
2000 - $ 17,500
2009 - $ 28,934 Median household income:
2000 - $ 11,250
2009 - $ 14,074
2010 - $ 12,250

Per Capita income:
2000 - $ 6,167
2009 - $ 8,807
2010 - $ 6,167 Monowi is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

Contribute information for this community or any other community on the Key To TheCity website

Be sure to include the name of the community and its state when contacting Key to the City as you are NOT directly contacting this community.

Thanks for visiting Key to the City. Come back again! Soon!

The information on Key to the City is from multiple sources including government, commerce, libraries, individuals and organizations. There is no guarantee of the accuracy or timeliness of the information presented on these pages, therefore, please use at your own risk.

Search Key to the City
Custom Search
or Search anywhere on the Web
Custom Search