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Hardy, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Hardy
Downtown Hardy
Location of Hardy, Nebraska
Location of Hardy, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Nuckolls
Area
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,555 ft (474 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 159
 • Estimate 
(2019)
146
 • Density 240.53/sq mi (92.87/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68943
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-20995
GNIS feature ID 0829803

Hardy is a village in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 159 at the 2010 census.

History

Hardy was platted in 1880 when the railroad was extended to that point. It was named for a railroad official.

Geography

Hardy is located at 40°0′34″N 97°55′35″W / 40.00944°N 97.92639°W / 40.00944; -97.92639 (40.009417, -97.926397).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 343
1900 345 0.6%
1910 496 43.8%
1920 445 −10.3%
1930 399 −10.3%
1940 341 −14.5%
1950 348 2.1%
1960 285 −18.1%
1970 250 −12.3%
1980 232 −7.2%
1990 206 −11.2%
2000 179 −13.1%
2010 159 −11.2%
2019 (est.) 146 −8.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
2012 Estimate
RepublicanRiver1947
June 24, 1947 flood of the Republican River on the border of Jewell County, Kansas and Republic County, Kansas near Hardy, Nebraska and Webber, Kansas, just south of Nebraska NE-8 on Kansas 1 Rd/CR-1 bridge over the Republican River. The normal flood stage for the river is at the tree line in the foreground.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 159 people, 69 households, and 44 families living in the village. The population density was 260.7 inhabitants per square mile (100.7/km2). There were 78 housing units at an average density of 127.9 per square mile (49.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 69 households, of which 24.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.2% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.86.

The median age in the village was 43.1 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 29.4% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 52.2% male and 47.8% female.

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