Broadwater, Nebraska

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Broadwater, Nebraska
Village
Broadwater, looking east along U.S. Highway 26
Broadwater, looking east along U.S. Highway 26
Location of Broadwater, Nebraska
Location of Broadwater, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°35′51″N 102°51′8″W / 41.59750°N 102.85222°W / 41.59750; -102.85222Coordinates: 41°35′51″N 102°51′8″W / 41.59750°N 102.85222°W / 41.59750; -102.85222
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Morrill
Area[1]
 • Total 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Land 0.16 sq mi (0.41 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 3,586 ft (1,093 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 128
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 123
 • Density 800/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 69125
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-06470[4]
GNIS feature ID 0827657[5]

Broadwater is a village in Morrill County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 128 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Battle of Rush Creek between the U.S. army and warriors of the Cheyenne, Lakota Sioux, and Arapaho Indian tribes took place in 1865 4 miles (6.4 km) southeast of present-day Broadwater[6] where Cedar Creek enters the North Platte River.

Broadwater had its start in 1909 when the railroad was extended to that point.[7] It was named for one General Broadwater, the friend of a railroad official.[8]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.16 square miles (0.41 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 364
1930 368 1.1%
1940 344 −6.5%
1950 300 −12.8%
1960 235 −21.7%
1970 141 −40.0%
1980 161 14.2%
1990 160 −0.6%
2000 140 −12.5%
2010 128 −8.6%
Est. 2016 123 [3] −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 128 people, 60 households, and 35 families residing in the village. The population density was 800.0 inhabitants per square mile (308.9/km2). There were 83 housing units at an average density of 518.8 per square mile (200.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.1% White, 3.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.2% of the population.

There were 60 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.7% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the village was 50.5 years. 15.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 30.4% were from 45 to 64; and 27.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.2% male and 50.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 140 people, 68 households, and 42 families residing in the village. The population density was 898.6 people per square mile (337.8/km²). There were 81 housing units at an average density of 519.9 per square mile (195.5/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.29% White, 0.71% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

There were 68 households out of which 23.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 36.8% 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 2.06 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the village, the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.5 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $25,156, and the median income for a family was $26,563. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,568. There were 4.0% of families and 12.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 20.6% of under eighteens and 20.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-24. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Nebraska Indian Battles & Massacres - Page 3". Legends of America. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "Broadwater, Morrill County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 104. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.