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Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Beaver Crossing.
Downtown Beaver Crossing.
Location of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
Location of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Seward
Area
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,467 ft (447 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 403
 • Estimate (2012) 402
 • Density 610.6/sq mi (235.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68313
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-03530
GNIS feature ID 0827258

Beaver Crossing is a village in Seward County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 403 at the 2010 census.

History

Beaver Crossing was platted in 1875 in anticipation of the building of the railroad which, to the town's dismay, would not arrive until 1887. It was named from a nearby crossing of the Overland Trail over Beaver Creek.

On May 11, 2014, a powerful EF-3 tornado struck Beaver Crossing, damaging virtually every structure. The tornado also caused damage in nearby Cordova. Despite the significant damage, there were no fatalities.

Geography

Beaver Crossing is located at 40°46′44″N 97°16′56″W / 40.77889°N 97.28222°W / 40.77889; -97.28222 (40.778776, -97.282219).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), of which, 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 49
1900 359
1910 542 51.0%
1920 543 0.2%
1930 522 −3.9%
1940 550 5.4%
1950 425 −22.7%
1960 439 3.3%
1970 400 −8.9%
1980 458 14.5%
1990 448 −2.2%
2000 457 2.0%
2010 403 −11.8%
Est. 2015 407 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 403 people, 171 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 610.6 inhabitants per square mile (235.8/km2). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 283.3 per square mile (109.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 171 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the village was 47.1 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 37.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 457 people, 184 households, and 126 families residing in the village. The population density was 690.7 people per square mile (267.3/km²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 306.8 per square mile (118.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.19% White, 1.53% African American, 1.97% Native American, 0.22% Asian, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 184 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $30,455, and the median income for a family was $39,464. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $18,906 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,967. About 3.4% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.


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