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Barneston, Nebraska
Village
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Location of Barneston, Nebraska
Location of Barneston, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Gage
Area
 • Total 0.24 sq mi (0.64 km2)
 • Land 0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,201 ft (366 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 116
 • Estimate 
(2019)
111
 • Density 454.92/sq mi (175.38/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68309
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-03075
GNIS feature ID 0827191

Barneston is a village in Gage County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 116 at the 2010 census.

History

The present-day town of Barneston was settled at the site of one of the largest Oto villages in the 19th century. The agency and a trading post were located there. Barneston was founded by a French fur trapper who was married to an Oto woman.

Barnestown was platted in 1884 when the Marysville and Blue Valley Railroad was extended to that point. The community was named after Francis M. Barnes.

Geography

Barneston is located at 40°2′55″N 96°34′29″W / 40.04861°N 96.57472°W / 40.04861; -96.57472 (40.048656, -96.574614).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 250
1910 228 −8.8%
1920 258 13.2%
1930 221 −14.3%
1940 219 −0.9%
1950 208 −5.0%
1960 177 −14.9%
1970 149 −15.8%
1980 155 4.0%
1990 122 −21.3%
2000 122 0.0%
2010 116 −4.9%
2019 (est.) 111 −4.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 116 people, 48 households, and 28 families living in the village. The population density was 483.3 inhabitants per square mile (186.6/km2). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 229.2 per square mile (88.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 93.1% White and 6.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.6% of the population.

There were 48 households, of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.7% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the village was 45 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.7% were from 25 to 44; 37.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.4% male and 52.6% female.

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