The town of Monowi in Nebraska is the smallest town in the USA with only one resident. Elsie Eiler (84), she is the mayor, clerk, librarian and bar owner. She pays taxes to herself, gives herself her own liquor licenses and votes for herself in municipal elections.

Monowi, Nebraska

Monowi (/ˈmɒnoʊwaɪ/ MON-oh-wy) is an incorporated village in Boyd County, Nebraska, United States. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 1. It is the only incorporated municipality in the United States with such a population.

According to tradition, the name Monowi means “flower” in an unidentified Native American language. Monowi was so named after the many wildflowers growing at the original site of the village.

History

Rudy’s Library

Historical population

Census

Pop.

1910

109

1920

100

−8.3%

1930

123

23.0%

1940

99

−19.5%

1950

67

−32.3%

1960

40

−40.3%

1970

16

−60.0%

1980

18

12.5%

1990

6

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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monowi,_Nebraska