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Bennet, Nebraska
Village
Bennet, seen from the south along Nebraska Highway 43
Bennet, seen from the south along Nebraska Highway 43
Location of Bennet, Nebraska
Location of Bennet, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Lancaster
Area
 • Total 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,280 ft (390 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 719
 • Estimate 
(2019)
977
 • Density 1,875.24/sq mi (724.09/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68317
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-04300
GNIS feature ID 0827321
Website http://lancaster.ne.gov/bennet/

Bennet is a village in Lancaster County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 719 at the 2010 census.

History

Bennet was platted in 1871 when the railroad was extended to that point. It is named for John Bennett, officer of the Midland Pacific Railway.

Geography

Bennet is located at 40°40′49″N 96°30′23″W / 40.68028°N 96.50639°W / 40.68028; -96.50639 (40.680349, -96.506355).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 214
1890 474 121.5%
1900 495 4.4%
1910 457 −7.7%
1920 473 3.5%
1930 428 −9.5%
1940 412 −3.7%
1950 396 −3.9%
1960 381 −3.8%
1970 489 28.3%
1980 523 7.0%
1990 544 4.0%
2000 570 4.8%
2010 719 26.1%
2019 (est.) 1,280 78.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 719 people, 286 households, and 199 families living in the village. The population density was 1,409.8 inhabitants per square mile (544.3/km2). There were 306 housing units at an average density of 600.0 per square mile (231.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.9% White, 0.1% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.

There were 286 households, of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99.

The median age in the village was 32.9 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.7% were from 25 to 44; 20.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.

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