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Beaver City, Nebraska
Furnas County courthouse
Furnas County courthouse
Location of Beaver City, Nebraska
Location of Beaver City, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Furnas
Area
 • Total 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Land 0.99 sq mi (2.56 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
2,178 ft (664 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 609
 • Estimate 
(2019)
575
 • Density 581.40/sq mi (224.41/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68926
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-03495
GNIS feature ID 0827246

Beaver City is a city in Furnas County, on the southern border of Nebraska, United States. The population was 609 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Furnas County.

History

Beaver City was platted in 1872. It took its name from the Beaver Creek, which was named for the abundance of North American beaver.

Geography

Beaver City is located at 40°8′12″N 99°49′45″W / 40.13667°N 99.82917°W / 40.13667; -99.82917 (40.136733, -99.829145), approximately 70 miles southwest of Kearney. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.99 square miles (2.56 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 153
1890 763 398.7%
1900 911 19.4%
1910 975 7.0%
1920 1,103 13.1%
1930 1,024 −7.2%
1940 1,015 −0.9%
1950 913 −10.0%
1960 818 −10.4%
1970 802 −2.0%
1980 775 −3.4%
1990 707 −8.8%
2000 641 −9.3%
2010 609 −5.0%
2019 (est.) 575 −5.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 609 people, 278 households, and 154 families residing in the city. The population density was 615.2 inhabitants per square mile (237.5/km2). There were 357 housing units at an average density of 360.6 per square mile (139.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.1% White, 0.5% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3% of the population.

There were 278 households, of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the city was 47.1 years. 23% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 25.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

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