Hooper is a city in Dodge County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 830 at the 2010 census.
Hooper got its start in the year 1871, following construction of the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad through the territory. It was named for Samuel Hooper, a US congressman from Massachusetts.
The Chicago & North Western (C&NW) (successor to the FE&MV RR) ended railroad service and abandoned the track in 1982, due to flood damage and declining freight traffic (which had been eminent since the mid 1970s). In 1986, railroad service was revived by the newly formed Fremont & Elkhorn Valley Railroad (FEVR), which took ownership of the abandoned C&NW track. However, a bridge north of Nickerson was deemed unsafe to cross in 2003; as a result, FEVR embargoed train service through Hooper.
Hooper is located at 41°36′40″N 96°32′50″W (41.611082, -96.547238).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2), of which 0.65 square miles (1.68 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 830 people, 359 households, and 228 families living in the city. The population density was 1,276.9 inhabitants per square mile (493.0/km2). There were 396 housing units at an average density of 609.2 per square mile (235.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.1% White, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.