Bayard is a city in Morrill County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,209 at the 2010 census.
"Old" Bayard was founded in the 1880s. It was named after the city of Bayard, Iowa. The first post office at Bayard was established in 1888.
The town of Bayard was picked up and moved to its present site in 1900 in order to be on the new Union Pacific Railroad line.
CCC Camp BR-61, part of the North Platte Project, was located at Bayard.
Bayard is located at 41°45′29″N 103°19′29″W (41.758072, -103.324805).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.70 square miles (1.81 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,209 people, 484 households, and 315 families living in the city. The population density was 1,727.1 inhabitants per square mile (666.8/km2). There were 557 housing units at an average density of 795.7 per square mile (307.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.3% White, 0.2% African American, 1.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 5.7% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.8% of the population.
There were 484 households, of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families.