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Bruning, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Bruning: north side of Main Street
Downtown Bruning: north side of Main Street
Location of Bruning, Nebraska
Location of Bruning, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Thayer
Area
 • Total 0.28 sq mi (0.74 km2)
 • Land 0.28 sq mi (0.74 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,585 ft (483 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 279
 • Estimate 
(2019)
269
 • Density 943.86/sq mi (364.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68322
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-06820
GNIS feature ID 0827706

Bruning is a village in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 279 at the 2010 census.

History

Bruning was established in 1887 as a town on the railroad. It was named for Frank Bruning, a pioneer settler.

During World War II the U.S. Army Air Forces operated Bruning Army Airfield nearby. In October 1960, inventor and aviator Ed Yost used Bruning as the starting point for the first free flight of a modern, propane-fueled hot air balloon.

Geography

Bruning is located at 40°20′8″N 97°33′54″W / 40.33556°N 97.56500°W / 40.33556; -97.56500 (40.335675, -97.564883).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 255
1910 353 38.4%
1920 326 −7.6%
1930 316 −3.1%
1940 374 18.4%
1950 246 −34.2%
1960 289 17.5%
1970 315 9.0%
1980 330 4.8%
1990 332 0.6%
2000 300 −9.6%
2010 279 −7.0%
2019 (est.) 269 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 279 people, 135 households, and 80 families residing in the village. The population density was 996.4 inhabitants per square mile (384.7/km2). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 553.6 per square mile (213.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 135 households, of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the village was 48.3 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 26.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

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