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Farwell, Nebraska
Village
Farwell, NE.jpg
Motto(s): 
"Preserving The Past And Promoting The Future"
Location of Farwell, Nebraska
Location of Farwell, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Howard
Area
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,998 ft (609 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 122
 • Estimate 
(2019)
117
 • Density 676.30/sq mi (261.33/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68838
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-16760
GNIS feature ID 0829280

Farwell is a village in Howard County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 122 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Farwell was originally called Posen, and under the latter name was established in 1887 by a colony of Polish settlers. Some incoming Danish settlers soon found the name to their disliking, and so in 1889 it was changed to Farwell, the Danish word for "good-bye". Farwell was incorporated as a village in 1895.

Geography

Farwell is located at 41°12′54″N 98°37′45″W / 41.21500°N 98.62917°W / 41.21500; -98.62917 (41.214969, -98.629274).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 130
1910 246 89.2%
1920 387 57.3%
1930 230 −40.6%
1940 200 −13.0%
1950 172 −14.0%
1960 137 −20.3%
1970 172 25.5%
1980 165 −4.1%
1990 152 −7.9%
2000 148 −2.6%
2010 122 −17.6%
2019 (est.) 117 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 122 people, 57 households, and 35 families residing in the village. The population density was 717.6 inhabitants per square mile (277.1/km2). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 394.1 per square mile (152.2/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.4% White, 0.8% Asian, and 0.8% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.3% of the population.

There were 57 households, of which 22.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.6% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.77.

The median age in the village was 39.7 years. 22.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 30.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.6% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.5% male and 47.5% female.

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