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Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
Downtown Beaver Crossing.
Location of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
|• Total||0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)|
|• Land||0.66 sq mi (1.70 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||1,467 ft (447 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||635.11/sq mi (245.11/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC0 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC0 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0827258|
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.
Beaver Crossing is located at(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.
|U.S. Decennial 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.
- Benjamin Hunkins, pioneer and Wisconsin territorial and state legislator, lived in Beaver Crossing.
- Jan Opperman, race car driver, lived in Beaver Crossing in the mid-1960s.
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