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Chapman, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Chapman: 9th Street
Downtown Chapman: 9th Street
Location of Chapman, Nebraska
Location of Chapman, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Merrick
Area
 • Total 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
 • Land 0.45 sq mi (1.16 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,765 ft (538 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 287
 • Estimate 
(2019)
287
 • Density 643.50/sq mi (248.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68827
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-08780
GNIS feature ID 0828096

Chapman is a village in Merrick County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 287 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Chapman had its start in the 1860s by the building of the railroad through that territory. The new railroad town was named for a railroad official. The first building was built in Chapman in 1871.

The Cahow Barber Shop in Chapman is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Chapman is located at 41°1′22″N 98°9′36″W / 41.02278°N 98.16000°W / 41.02278; -98.16000 (41.022875, -98.159990).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 209
1910 266 27.3%
1920 224 −15.8%
1930 283 26.3%
1940 204 −27.9%
1950 274 34.3%
1960 303 10.6%
1970 371 22.4%
1980 349 −5.9%
1990 292 −16.3%
2000 341 16.8%
2010 287 −15.8%
2019 (est.) 287 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 287 people, 115 households, and 78 families residing in the village. The population density was 637.8 inhabitants per square mile (246.3/km2). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 295.6 per square mile (114.1/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.9% White, 0.7% African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 115 households, of which 33.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 10.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.83.

The median age in the village was 40.6 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 26.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

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