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Bristow, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Bristow: Prairie Street
Downtown Bristow: Prairie Street
Location of Bristow, Nebraska
Location of Bristow, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Boyd
Area
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.42 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,473 ft (449 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 65
 • Estimate 
(2019)
59
 • Density 361.96/sq mi (140.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68719
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-06400
GNIS feature ID 0827650

Bristow is a village in Boyd County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 65 at the 2010 census, down from 88 in 2000.

History

Bristow was laid out as a town in 1902 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Benjamin Bristow, United States Secretary of the Treasury during the Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.

Geography

Bristow is located at 42°50′23″N 98°35′2″W / 42.83972°N 98.58389°W / 42.83972; -98.58389 (42.839601, -98.583940).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 175
1920 255 45.7%
1930 183 −28.2%
1940 188 2.7%
1950 146 −22.3%
1960 153 4.8%
1970 127 −17.0%
1980 123 −3.1%
1990 107 −13.0%
2000 88 −17.8%
2010 65 −26.1%
2019 (est.) 59 −9.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 65 people, 37 households, and 19 families residing in the village. The population density was 406.3 inhabitants per square mile (156.9/km2). There were 56 housing units at an average density of 350.0 per square mile (135.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White.

There were 37 households, of which 8.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.6% were non-families. 45.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 27% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.76 and the average family size was 2.42.

The median age in the village was 63.5 years. 4.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 9.2% were from 25 to 44; 41.6% were from 45 to 64; and 40% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 55.4% male and 44.6% female.

Education

The area is within Boyd County Public Schools. The area was previously within the Lynch Public Schools district in Lynch. The Lynch district consolidated into the Boyd County district in June 2017.

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