Hazard, Nebraska

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Hazard, Nebraska
Village
Downtown Hazard: Market Street
Downtown Hazard: Market Street
Location of Hazard, Nebraska
Location of Hazard, Nebraska
Coordinates: 41°5′25″N 99°4′37″W / 41.09028°N 99.07694°W / 41.09028; -99.07694Coordinates: 41°5′25″N 99°4′37″W / 41.09028°N 99.07694°W / 41.09028; -99.07694
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Sherman
Area[1]
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,106 ft (642 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 70
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 69
 • Density 269.2/sq mi (103.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68844
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-21765[4]
GNIS feature ID 0829896[5]

Hazard is a village in Sherman County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 70 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Hazard was established in 1886 when the Grand Island & Wyoming Central Railroad was extended to that point.[6]

Geography[edit]

Hazard is located at 41°5′25″N 99°4′37″W / 41.09028°N 99.07694°W / 41.09028; -99.07694 (41.090144, -99.077041).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 167
1930 148 −11.4%
1940 142 −4.1%
1950 130 −8.5%
1960 104 −20.0%
1970 72 −30.8%
1980 75 4.2%
1990 78 4.0%
2000 66 −15.4%
2010 70 6.1%
Est. 2015 69 [8] −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 70 people, 34 households, and 17 families residing in the village. The population density was 269.2 inhabitants per square mile (103.9/km2). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 157.7 per square mile (60.9/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.6% White and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.

There were 34 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 2.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 50.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% 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 2.94.

The median age in the village was 39.3 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.6% were from 25 to 44; 17.1% were from 45 to 64; and 21.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 66 people, 34 households, and 19 families residing in the village. The population density was 260.7 people per square mile (101.9/km²). There were 39 housing units at an average density of 154.0 per square mile (60.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 34 households out of which 14.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.2% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.55.

In the village, the population was spread out with 18.2% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 24.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 31.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 120.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.7 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $23,750, and the median income for a family was $30,000. Males had a median income of $18,750 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,629. There were no families and 6.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 21.1% of those over 64.

Hazard in popular culture[edit]

Hazard was the setting of the Richard Marx song Hazard.[10] Marx arrived at the name because he liked the lyric "this old Nebraska town." He wrote to Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, asking for a list of Nebraska towns with two syllables and found Hazard ideal for its double meaning.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Hazard, Sherman County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ Exploring Nebraska Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 74. ISBN 978-0-9744358-7-9. 

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