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Brainard, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Brainard
Downtown Brainard
Location of Brainard, Nebraska
Location of Brainard, Nebraska
Brainard, Nebraska is located in Nebraska
Brainard, Nebraska
Brainard, Nebraska
Location in Nebraska
Brainard, Nebraska is located in the United States
Brainard, Nebraska
Brainard, Nebraska
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Butler
Township Oak Creek
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.86 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,673 ft (510 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 330
 • Estimate 
(2019)
314
 • Density 948.64/sq mi (366.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68626
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-06120
GNIS feature ID 0827616
Website brainardnebraska.com

Brainard is a village in Butler County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 330 at the 2010 census.

History

Brainard was laid out in 1878 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for David Brainerd, an American missionary to the Native Americans, although the spelling is different.

Geography

Brainard is located at 41°11′1″N 97°0′10″W / 41.18361°N 97.00278°W / 41.18361; -97.00278 (41.183725, -97.002832).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 61
1890 306 401.6%
1900 384 25.5%
1910 465 21.1%
1920 468 0.6%
1930 400 −14.5%
1940 444 11.0%
1950 373 −16.0%
1960 300 −19.6%
1970 309 3.0%
1980 275 −11.0%
1990 326 18.5%
2000 351 7.7%
2010 330 −6.0%
2019 (est.) 314 −4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 330 people, 152 households, and 90 families living in the village. The population density was 1,000.0 inhabitants per square mile (386.1/km2). There were 174 housing units at an average density of 527.3 per square mile (203.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.7% White and 0.3% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.

There were 152 households, of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 3.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.8% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 45.5 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.2% were from 25 to 44; 31.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.5% male and 48.5% female.

Notable people

  • Jerome Hanus - Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dubuque
  • Joel Makovicka - American football player
  • Lyle Talbot - Actor

Education

Brainard Public Schools are part of the East Butler Public Schools School District. There is one elementary school and one high school in the district.

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