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Bladen, Nebraska
Village
Bladen, seen from the south along Spur 91A
Bladen, seen from the south along Spur 91A
Location of Bladen, Nebraska
Location of Bladen, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Webster
Area
 • Total 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Land 0.36 sq mi (0.93 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,985 ft (605 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 237
 • Estimate 
(2019)
219
 • Density 610.03/sq mi (235.82/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68928
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-05140
GNIS feature ID 0827478

Bladen is a village in Webster County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 237 at the 2010 census.

History

Bladen was established in 1886 when the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point. The community bears the name of a pioneer settler.

Bladen has been the home of the Webster County Fair since 1906.

Geography

Bladen is located at 40°19′21″N 98°35′49″W / 40.32250°N 98.59694°W / 40.32250; -98.59694 (40.322605, -98.596894).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.93 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 494
1920 445 −9.9%
1930 448 0.7%
1940 272 −39.3%
1950 282 3.7%
1960 322 14.2%
1970 293 −9.0%
1980 298 1.7%
1990 280 −6.0%
2000 291 3.9%
2010 237 −18.6%
2019 (est.) 219 −7.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 237 people, 93 households, and 65 families residing in the village. The population density was 658.3 inhabitants per square mile (254.2/km2). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 327.8 per square mile (126.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 87.3% White, 3.8% Pacific Islander, 7.6% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.7% of the population.

There were 93 households, of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.1% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age in the village was 41.6 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.5% were from 25 to 44; 31.2% were from 45 to 64; and 16.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.6% male and 54.4% female.

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