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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 0.66 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)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 403
 • Estimate 
(2019)
416
 • Density 635.11/sq mi (245.11/km2)
Time zone UTC0 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC0 (CDT)
ZIP code
open
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. 2019 416 3.2%
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.

Notable people

  • 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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