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Broadwater, Nebraska
Village
Broadwater, looking east along U.S. Highway 26
Broadwater, looking east along U.S. Highway 26
Location of Broadwater, Nebraska
Location of Broadwater, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Morrill
Area
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,586 ft (1,093 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 128
 • Estimate 
(2019)
117
 • Density 745.22/sq mi (288.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69125
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-06470
GNIS feature ID 0827657

Broadwater is a village in Morrill County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 128 at the 2010 census.

History

The Battle of Rush Creek between the U.S. army and warriors of the Cheyenne, Lakota Sioux, and Arapaho Indian tribes took place in 1865 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of present-day Broadwater where Cedar Creek enters the North Platte River.

Broadwater had its start in 1909 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for one General Broadwater, the friend of a railroad official.

Geography

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.
1920 364
1930 368 1.1%
1940 344 −6.5%
1950 300 −12.8%
1960 235 −21.7%
1970 141 −40.0%
1980 161 14.2%
1990 160 −0.6%
2000 140 −12.5%
2010 128 −8.6%
2019 (est.) 117 −8.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 128 people, 60 households, and 35 families residing in the village. The population density was 800.0 inhabitants per square mile (308.9/km2). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 518.8 per square mile (200.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.1% White, 3.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.2% of the population.

There were 60 households, of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.7% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the village was 50.5 years. 15.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 27.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

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