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Nehawka, Nebraska
Village
Nehawka's 1934 log cabin library is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Nehawka's 1934 log cabin library is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Location of Nehawka, Nebraska
Location of Nehawka, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°49′47″N 95°59′28″W / 40.82972°N 95.99111°W / 40.82972; -95.99111Coordinates: 40°49′47″N 95°59′28″W / 40.82972°N 95.99111°W / 40.82972; -95.99111
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cass
Area
 • Total 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
997 ft (304 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 204
 • Estimate 
(2019)
212
 • Density 933.92/sq mi (361.30/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68413
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-33740
GNIS feature ID 0831579
Website http://www.NehawkaNebraska.com

Nehawka is a village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 204 at the 2010 census.

History

Nehawka was platted in 1887 when a new railroad line was extended to that point. Nehawka is derived from an Omaha and Otoe Indian name meaning "rustling water".

Geography

Nehawka is located at 40°49′47″N 95°59′28″W / 40.82972°N 95.99111°W / 40.82972; -95.99111 (40.829766, -95.991002).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 298
1940 353 18.5%
1950 272 −22.9%
1960 262 −3.7%
1970 298 13.7%
1980 270 −9.4%
1990 260 −3.7%
2000 232 −10.8%
2010 204 −12.1%
2019 (est.) 212 3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 204 people, 83 households, and 56 families living in the village. The population density was 887.0 inhabitants per square mile (342.5/km2). There were 98 housing units at an average density of 426.1 per square mile (164.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.0% White, 0.5% Native American, and 0.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 83 households, of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.5% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 41.6 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.6% were from 25 to 44; 28.5% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

Notable people

  • Ernest M. Pollard, Congressman
  • George L. Sheldon, 14th governor of Nebraska
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