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Melbeta, Nebraska
Village
West side of Main Street, Melbeta
West side of Main Street, Melbeta
Location of Melbeta, Nebraska
Location of Melbeta, Nebraska
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Scotts Bluff
Area
 • Total 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Land 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,825 ft (1,166 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 112
 • Estimate 
(2019)
108
 • Density 1,125.00/sq mi (434.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69355
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-31570
GNIS feature ID 0831196

Melbeta is a village in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Scottsbluff, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 112 at the 2010 census.

History

Melbeta was established as a town in 1911 when the railroad was extended to that point. Melbeta is said to be derived from a German word meaning "sugar beet".

Geography

Melbeta is located at 41°46′55″N 103°31′2″W / 41.78194°N 103.51722°W / 41.78194; -103.51722 (41.781984, -103.517287).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.09 square miles (0.23 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 129
1930 138 7.0%
1940 145 5.1%
1950 138 −4.8%
1960 118 −14.5%
1970 124 5.1%
1980 151 21.8%
1990 116 −23.2%
2000 138 19.0%
2010 112 −18.8%
2019 (est.) 108 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 112 people, 46 households, and 30 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,244.4 inhabitants per square mile (480.5/km2). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 644.4 per square mile (248.8/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.2% White and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.5% of the population.

There were 46 households, of which 39.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.8% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the village was 37 years. 31.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.4% were from 25 to 44; 25.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

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