Bruning, Nebraska

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Bruning, Nebraska
Downtown Bruning: north side of Main Street
Downtown Bruning: north side of Main Street
Location of Bruning, Nebraska
Location of Bruning, Nebraska
Coordinates: 40°20′8″N 97°33′54″W / 40.33556°N 97.56500°W / 40.33556; -97.56500Coordinates: 40°20′8″N 97°33′54″W / 40.33556°N 97.56500°W / 40.33556; -97.56500
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyThayer
Area
 • Total0.28 sq mi (0.74 km2)
 • Land0.28 sq mi (0.74 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,585 ft (483 m)
Population
 • Total279
 • Estimate 
(2017)[3]
270
 • Density947.37/sq mi (366.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
68322
Area code(s)402
FIPS code31-06820[4]
GNIS feature ID0827706[5]

Bruning is a village in Thayer County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 279 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Bruning was established in 1887 as a town on the railroad.[6] It was named for Frank Bruning [7] During World War II the U.S. Army Air Forces operated Bruning Army Airfield nearby. In October 1960, inventor and aviator Ed Yost used Bruning as the starting point for the first free flight of a modern, propane-fueled hot air balloon.[8]

Geography[edit]

Bruning is located at 40°20′8″N 97°33′54″W / 40.33556°N 97.56500°W / 40.33556; -97.56500 (40.335675, -97.564883).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2), all of it land.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900255
191035338.4%
1920326−7.6%
1930316−3.1%
194037418.4%
1950246−34.2%
196028917.5%
19703159.0%
19803304.8%
19903320.6%
2000300−9.6%
2010279−7.0%
Est. 2017270[3]−3.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 279 people, 135 households, and 80 families residing in the village. The population density was 996.4 inhabitants per square mile (384.7/km2). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 553.6 per square mile (213.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 100.0% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

There were 135 households of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.7% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the village was 48.3 years. 19% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19% were from 25 to 44; 28.3% were from 45 to 64; and 26.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 300 people, 150 households, and 85 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,070.6 people per square mile (413.7/km²). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 578.1 per square mile (223.4/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.67% of the population.

There were 150 households out of which 19.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.3% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the village, the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 19.3% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 36.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51 years. For every 100 females, there were 78.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.8 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $30,972, and the median income for a family was $43,036. Males had a median income of $32,273 versus $19,135 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,148. About 5.5% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.2% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jan 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  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. ^ "Bruning, Thayer County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  7. ^ http://www.auswanderer-oldenburg.de/getperson.php?personID=I46249&tree=Auswanderer. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Exploring Nebraska Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 216. ISBN 978-0-9744358-7-9.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.