Beaver Crossing, Nebraska

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Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Beaver Crossing.
Downtown Beaver Crossing.
Location of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
Location of Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°46′44″N 97°16′56″W / 40.77889°N 97.28222°W / 40.77889; -97.28222Coordinates: 40°46′44″N 97°16′56″W / 40.77889°N 97.28222°W / 40.77889; -97.28222
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Seward
Area[1]
 • Total 0.67 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.66 sq mi (1.71 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,467 ft (447 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 403
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 402
 • Density 610.6/sq mi (235.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68313
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-03530[4]
GNIS feature ID 0827258[5]

Beaver Crossing is a village in Seward County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 403 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Beaver Crossing was platted in 1875 in anticipation of the building of the railroad which, to the town's dismay, would not arrive until 1887.[6] It was named from a nearby crossing of the Overland Trail over Beaver Creek.[7]

On May 11, 2014, a powerful EF-3 tornado struck Beaver Crossing, damaging virtually every structure.[8] The tornado also caused damage in nearby Cordova. Despite the significant damage, there were no fatalities.

Geography[edit]

Beaver Crossing is located at 40°46′44″N 97°16′56″W / 40.77889°N 97.28222°W / 40.77889; -97.28222 (40.778776, -97.282219).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.67 square miles (1.74 km2), of which, 0.66 square miles (1.71 km2) of it is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 49
1900 359
1910 542 51.0%
1920 543 0.2%
1930 522 −3.9%
1940 550 5.4%
1950 425 −22.7%
1960 439 3.3%
1970 400 −8.9%
1980 458 14.5%
1990 448 −2.2%
2000 457 2.0%
2010 403 −11.8%
Est. 2015 407 [10] 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 403 people, 171 households, and 121 families residing in the village. The population density was 610.6 inhabitants per square mile (235.8/km2). There were 187 housing units at an average density of 283.3 per square mile (109.4/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 171 households of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.82.

The median age in the village was 47.1 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 37.3% were from 45 to 64; and 16.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 457 people, 184 households, and 126 families residing in the village. The population density was 690.7 people per square mile (267.3/km²). There were 203 housing units at an average density of 306.8 per square mile (118.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 95.19% White, 1.53% African American, 1.97% Native American, 0.22% Asian, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 184 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the village, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $30,455, and the median income for a family was $39,464. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $18,906 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,967. About 3.4% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Benjamin Hunkins, pioneer and Wisconsin territorial and state legislator, lived in Beaver Crossing.[12]
  • Jan Opperman, race car driver, lived in Beaver Crossing in the mid-1960s.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Beaver Crossing, Seward County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved August 23, 2014. 
  7. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 42. 
  8. ^ Rae, Rebekah (May 12, 2014). "Tornado Obliterates Beaver Crossing, NE". KMTV. Archived from the original on February 21, 2015. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ 'Memorials and Biographical Record and Illustrated Compendium of Biography,' G.H. Orge and Company: 1899, Biographical Sketch of Benjamin Hunkins, pg. 1101
  13. ^ "Jan Opperman". Eastern Motorsport Press Association. Retrieved August 22, 2016.

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