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Bayard, Nebraska
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Location of Bayard, Nebraska
Location of Bayard, Nebraska
Bayard, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
Bayard, Nebraska
Bayard, Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
Bayard, Nebraska is located in the United States
Bayard, Nebraska
Bayard, Nebraska
Location in the United States
Bayard, Nebraska is located in North America
Bayard, Nebraska
Bayard, Nebraska
Location in North America
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Morrill
Area
 • Total 0.69 sq mi (1.80 km2)
 • Land 0.69 sq mi (1.80 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,757 ft (1,145 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,209
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,084
 • Density 1,559.71/sq mi (601.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69334
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-03285
GNIS feature ID 0827222

Bayard is a city in Morrill County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,209 at the 2010 census.

History

"Old" Bayard was founded in the 1880s. It was named after the city of Bayard, Iowa. The first post office at Bayard was established in 1888.

The town of Bayard was picked up and moved to its present site in 1900 in order to be on the new Union Pacific Railroad line.

Geography

Bayard is located at 41°45′29″N 103°19′29″W / 41.75806°N 103.32472°W / 41.75806; -103.32472 (41.758072, -103.324805).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 261
1920 2,127 714.9%
1930 1,559 −26.7%
1940 2,121 36.0%
1950 1,869 −11.9%
1960 1,519 −18.7%
1970 1,338 −11.9%
1980 1,435 7.2%
1990 1,196 −16.7%
2000 1,247 4.3%
2010 1,209 −3.0%
2019 (est.) 1,084 −10.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,209 people, 484 households, and 315 families living in the city. The population density was 1,727.1 inhabitants per square mile (666.8/km2). There were 557 housing units at an average density of 795.7 per square mile (307.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.3% White, 0.2% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 5.7% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.8% of the population.

There were 484 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 40.3 years. 25.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Notable person

  • John Harms, Nebraska legislator
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