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Kennard, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Kennard: Maple Street
Downtown Kennard: Maple Street
Location of Kennard, Nebraska
Location of Kennard, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Washington
Area
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.77 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,148 ft (350 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 361
 • Estimate 
(2019)
366
 • Density 1,232.32/sq mi (475.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68034
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-25230
GNIS feature ID 0830471

Kennard is a village in Washington County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 361 at the 2010 census.

History

Kennard was established in 1869 when the Sioux City & Pacific Railroad was extended to that point. It was named for Thomas P. Kennard, the first Secretary of State for Nebraska. The town was incorporated in 1895.

Geography

Kennard is located at 41°28′27″N 96°12′13″W / 41.47417°N 96.20361°W / 41.47417; -96.20361 (41.474254, -96.203706).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 275
1910 319 16.0%
1920 363 13.8%
1930 319 −12.1%
1940 315 −1.3%
1950 273 −13.3%
1960 331 21.2%
1970 336 1.5%
1980 372 10.7%
1990 371 −0.3%
2000 371 0.0%
2010 361 −2.7%
2019 (est.) 366 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 361 people, 150 households, and 95 families living in the village. The population density was 1,203.3 inhabitants per square mile (464.6/km2). There were 158 housing units at an average density of 526.7 per square mile (203.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.7% of the population.

There were 150 households, of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.7% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the village was 38.7 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 3.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.9% were from 25 to 44; 26% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

Notable people

  • Floyd Zaiger (1926-2020), a fruit breeder, was born in Kennard
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