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South Bend, Nebraska
Village
South Bend, seen from the west along Nebraska Highway 66
South Bend, seen from the west along Nebraska Highway 66
Location of South Bend, Nebraska
Location of South Bend, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°0′11″N 96°14′47″W / 41.00306°N 96.24639°W / 41.00306; -96.24639Coordinates: 41°0′11″N 96°14′47″W / 41.00306°N 96.24639°W / 41.00306; -96.24639
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Cass
Area
 • Total 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
 • Land 0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,043 ft (318 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 99
 • Estimate 
(2019)
104
 • Density 2,500/sq mi (900/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68058
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-45680
GNIS feature ID 0833542

South Bend is a village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 99 at the 2010 census. The main landmark is a pedestrian bridge across the Platte River which leads to Schramm Park State Recreation Area. It was built in 2004 on the pillars of the abandoned Rock Island Railroad bridge. 35 trains a day—most of them coal trains—still pass through the area on the BNSF Railway main.

History

South Bend was platted in 1857. It was named from a meander in the Platte River.

Geography

South Bend is located at 41°0′11″N 96°14′47″W / 41.00306°N 96.24639°W / 41.00306; -96.24639 (41.003190, -96.246440).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 232
1890 132 −43.1%
1900 141 6.8%
1910 125 −11.3%
1920 143 14.4%
1930 99 −30.8%
1940 100 1.0%
1950 100 0.0%
1960 86 −14.0%
1970 86 0.0%
1980 107 24.4%
1990 93 −13.1%
2000 86 −7.5%
2010 99 15.1%
2019 (est.) 104 5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 99 people, 41 households, and 28 families living in the village. The population density was 761.5 inhabitants per square mile (294.0/km2). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 361.5 per square mile (139.6/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.0% White and 3.0% from two or more races.

There were 41 households, of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.4% 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 2.82.

The median age in the village was 44.8 years. 17.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.

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