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Clearwater, Nebraska
Village
Grain bins and welcome signs at northern edge of Clearwater
Grain bins and welcome signs at northern edge of Clearwater
Nickname(s): 
Fullwater, Nebraska
Location of Clearwater, Nebraska
Location of Clearwater, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Antelope
Area
 • Total 0.37 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.95 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,795 ft (547 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 419
 • Estimate 
(2019)
400
 • Density 1,089.92/sq mi (421.29/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68726
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-09445
GNIS feature ID 0828198

Clearwater is a village in Antelope County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 419 at the 2010 census.

History

Clearwater was founded in 1881 when the railroad was extended to that point. Its name is descriptive of the quality of water in the creek outside of town.

Geography

Clearwater is located at 42°10′19″N 98°11′26″W / 42.17194°N 98.19056°W / 42.17194; -98.19056 (42.171911, -98.190431).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.37 square miles (0.96 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 215
1900 198 −7.9%
1910 414 109.1%
1920 479 15.7%
1930 504 5.2%
1940 568 12.7%
1950 472 −16.9%
1960 418 −11.4%
1970 398 −4.8%
1980 409 2.8%
1990 401 −2.0%
2000 384 −4.2%
2010 419 9.1%
Est. 2019 400 −4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 419 people, 157 households, and 109 families in the village. The population density was 1,132.4 inhabitants per square mile (437.2/km2). There were 182 housing units at an average density of 491.9 per square mile (189.9/km2). The racial makup of the village was 93.1% White, 0.2% African American, 0.5% Asian, 5.3% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.5%.

Of the 157 households 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.0% of households were one person and 14% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.30.

The median age in the village was 31.9 years. 32.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.4% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

Climate

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Clearwater has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfa" on climate maps.

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