South Bend, Nebraska

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South Bend is a village in Cass County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 86 at the 2000 census. As you approach the town on Nebraska Highway 66, a sign announces "South Bend Next 4 Exits"--a reference to the four streets that lead in from the highway. 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 here on the BNSF Railway main.


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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 86 people, 34 households, and 26 families residing in the village. The population density was 698.0 people per square mile (276.7/km²). There were 38 housing units at an average density of 308.4/sq mi (122.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.86% White and 8.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population.

There were 34 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.6% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 1.2% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 32.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 120.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $34,583. Males had a median income of $37,917 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,105. There were 14.8% of families and 23.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 77.8% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.


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