Panama is a village in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 256 at the 2010 census.
Panama was incorporated as a village in 1904. The village was likely named after the Isthmus of Panama.
Panama is located at 40°35′52″N 96°30′38″W (40.597640, -96.510599).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 256 people, 90 households, and 66 families residing in the village. The population density was 914.3 inhabitants per square mile (353.0/km2). There were 100 housing units at an average density of 357.1 per square mile (137.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.8% African American, 0.4% Asian, and 0.4% from two or more races.
There were 90 households of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 2.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.7% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.36.
The median age in the village was 38 years. 32.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.2% were from 25 to 44; 29.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.1% male and 46.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 253 people, 97 households, and 77 families residing in the village. The population density was 943.2 people per square mile (361.8/km²). There were 101 housing units at an average density of 376.5 per square mile (144.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.81% White, 0.79% African American and 0.40% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.
There were 97 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.1% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.96.
In the village, the population was spread out with 30.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $47,841, and the median income for a family was $50,625. Males had a median income of $36,563 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,596. None of the families and 1.4% of the population were living below the poverty line.