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Bushnell, Nebraska
Village
Bushnell, looking north along Birch Street
Bushnell, looking north along Birch Street
Location of Bushnell, Nebraska
Location of Bushnell, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Kimball
Area
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
4,872 ft (1,485 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 124
 • Estimate 
(2019)
116
 • Density 508.77/sq mi (196.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69128
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-07415
GNIS feature ID 0827814

Bushnell is a village in Kimball County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 124 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Bushnell is located at 41°13′56″N 103°53′33″W / 41.23222°N 103.89250°W / 41.23222; -103.89250 (41.232230, −103.892377).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.

History

Bushnell was founded in 1867. The village is named after Cornelius Scranton Bushnell, a major figure in the development of the ironclads in the American Civil War.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 321
1930 341 6.2%
1940 252 −26.1%
1950 225 −10.7%
1960 266 18.2%
1970 211 −20.7%
1980 187 −11.4%
1990 119 −36.4%
2000 162 36.1%
2010 124 −23.5%
2019 (est.) 116 −6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2012 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 124 people, 60 households, and 39 families residing in the village. The population density was 539.1 inhabitants per square mile (208.1/km2). There were 88 housing units at an average density of 382.6 per square mile (147.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.8% White, 0.8% African American, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.2% of the population.

There were 60 households, of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 3.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.0% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.3% 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 2.56.

The median age in the village was 54.5 years. 12.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 13.6% were from 25 to 44; 39.6% were from 45 to 64; and 29.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.8% male and 53.2% female.

Culture

The annual Bushnell Day parade and festivities are held on the third Saturday in August.

Notable person

  • Ken Sailors - basketball player who led the University of Wyoming to the 1943 NCAA title and went on to play professionally in the BAA and NBA
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