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Adams County, Nebraska
Adams County Courthouse (Nebraska) from S.JPG
Adams County Courthouse in Hastings
Map of Nebraska highlighting Adams County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1867 (authorized)
1871 (organized)
Named for John Adams
Seat Hastings
Largest cityHastings
Area
 • Total564 sq mi (1,461 km2)
 • Land563 sq mi (1,458 km2)
 • Water1.0 sq mi (3 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)31,678
 • Density56/sq mi (22/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.adamscounty.org

Adams County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 31,364. [1] Its county seat is Hastings. [2] The county was formed in 1867 and organized in 1871. [3] [4] It is named for John Adams, the second President of the United States. [5]

Adams County comprises the Hastings, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Adams County is represented by the prefix 14 (it had the 14th-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 564 square miles (1,460 km2), of which 563 square miles (1,460 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.2%) is water. [6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
187019
188010,23553,768.4%
189024,303137.4%
190018,840−22.5%
191020,90010.9%
192022,6218.2%
193026,27516.2%
194024,576−6.5%
195028,85517.4%
196028,9440.3%
197030,5535.6%
198030,6560.3%
199029,625−3.4%
200031,1515.2%
201031,3640.7%
Est. 201731,678 [7]1.0%
US Decennial Census [8]
1790-1960 [9] 1900-1990 [10]
1990-2000 [11] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [12] there were 31,151 people, 12,141 households, and 7,964 families in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 13,014 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.54% White, 0.64% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.99% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 4.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.6% were of German, 7.9% Irish, 7.7% English and 7.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 12,141 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.

The county population included 24.40% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,160, and the median income for a family was $45,620. Males had a median income of $29,842 versus $21,236 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,308. About 5.50% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.40% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Adams County voters have been strongly Republican. In only three national elections since 1916 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate, all in national landslide victories for the party.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 68.7% 9,287 24.4% 3,302 6.8% 924
2012 65.6% 8,316 32.1% 4,062 2.3% 292
2008 62.5% 8,252 35.5% 4,685 2.1% 273
2004 69.5% 9,233 28.5% 3,791 2.0% 262
2000 65.6% 8,162 29.6% 3,686 4.7% 590
1996 55.4% 6,924 31.5% 3,935 13.1% 1,637
1992 48.4% 6,365 26.3% 3,460 25.4% 3,338
1988 65.6% 8,073 33.8% 4,156 0.6% 79
1984 75.1% 9,127 24.2% 2,945 0.7% 83
1980 65.5% 8,500 26.0% 3,372 8.5% 1,101
1976 59.4% 7,623 38.6% 4,959 2.0% 257
1972 72.5% 8,841 27.5% 3,359
1968 63.3% 7,191 31.0% 3,524 5.7% 647
1964 46.5% 5,586 53.6% 6,441
1960 64.5% 7,932 35.5% 4,364
1956 66.9% 8,186 33.1% 4,045
1952 70.7% 9,033 29.3% 3,745
1948 54.5% 5,560 45.6% 4,652
1944 60.8% 7,165 39.2% 4,612
1940 60.6% 6,630 39.4% 4,311
1936 38.6% 4,094 57.7% 6,126 3.8% 401
1932 39.4% 3,915 56.5% 5,611 4.1% 408
1928 70.6% 7,194 28.7% 2,926 0.7% 66
1924 56.5% 4,824 27.6% 2,353 15.9% 1,359
1920 69.2% 4,849 27.6% 1,932 3.2% 227
1916 41.9% 2,041 54.6% 2,657 3.5% 170
1912 19.1% 796 50.8% 2,117 30.1% 1,255
1908 43.8% 1,987 51.5% 2,337 4.7% 211
1904 60.0% 2,315 23.3% 898 16.7% 644
1900 47.4% 1,992 50.3% 2,114 2.4% 100

Communities

City

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Adams County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Adams County Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. September 1999. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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ADAMS COUNTY NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

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