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Burt County, Nebraska
Burt County Courthouse from SW 3.JPG
Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah
Map of Nebraska highlighting Burt County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1854
Named for Francis Burt
Seat Tekamah
Largest cityTekamah
Area
 • Total497 sq mi (1,287 km2)
 • Land492 sq mi (1,274 km2)
 • Water5.5 sq mi (14 km2), 1.1%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)6,535
 • Density13.3/sq mi (5.1/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.burtcounty.ne.gov

Burt County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,858. [1] Its county seat is Tekamah. [2] The county was formed in 1854 and named after Francis Burt, the first governor of Nebraska Territory. [3]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Burt County is represented by the prefix 31 (it had the 31st-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 497 square miles (1,290 km2), of which 492 square miles (1,270 km2) is land and 5.5 square miles (14 km2) (1.1%) is water. [4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860388
18702,847633.8%
18806,937143.7%
189011,60967.3%
190013,04012.3%
191012,726−2.4%
192012,559−1.3%
193013,0624.0%
194012,546−4.0%
195011,536−8.1%
196010,192−11.7%
19709,247−9.3%
19808,813−4.7%
19907,868−10.7%
20007,791−1.0%
20106,858−12.0%
Est. 20176,535 [5]−4.7%
US Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [10] there were 7,791 people, 3,155 households, and 2,240 families in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,723 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.7% were of German, 13.9% Swedish, 10.1% Irish, 8.8% American, 7.0% English and 5.4% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,155 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% 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 2.93.

The county population contained 25.70% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,954, and the median income for a family was $40,515. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,663 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,654. About 6.60% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships

Ghost towns

Politics

Burt County voters have historically voted Republican. No Democratic Party candidate has carried the county in a national election since 1936.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 66.5% 2,367 26.1% 930 7.3% 261
2012 60.1% 2,029 38.3% 1,291 1.6% 55
2008 56.3% 1,907 41.7% 1,413 2.0% 67
2004 64.0% 2,349 34.7% 1,272 1.3% 47
2000 60.6% 2,056 36.1% 1,223 3.3% 113
1996 48.8% 1,707 35.4% 1,237 15.8% 552
1992 42.6% 1,667 31.3% 1,224 26.1% 1,021
1988 58.1% 2,050 41.3% 1,458 0.7% 23
1984 71.1% 2,645 28.3% 1,054 0.6% 22
1980 72.1% 2,806 20.9% 814 7.0% 273
1976 63.3% 2,510 34.7% 1,375 2.1% 82
1972 76.5% 2,937 23.5% 900
1968 68.6% 2,615 24.6% 937 6.9% 263
1964 54.3% 2,459 45.8% 2,074
1960 72.6% 3,613 27.4% 1,366
1956 69.5% 3,459 30.5% 1,519
1952 77.0% 4,154 23.0% 1,243
1948 58.3% 2,656 41.7% 1,900
1944 59.6% 3,189 40.4% 2,162
1940 57.1% 3,443 42.9% 2,589
1936 45.9% 2,710 52.9% 3,120 1.2% 71
1932 32.8% 1,857 66.0% 3,734 1.2% 65
1928 66.3% 3,551 33.3% 1,783 0.4% 19
1924 54.3% 2,813 36.1% 1,870 9.6% 496
1920 70.2% 2,969 28.2% 1,194 1.5% 65
1916 50.3% 1,508 47.6% 1,425 2.1% 63
1912 29.1% 865 35.0% 1,040 35.8% 1,064 [12]
1908 59.5% 1,880 38.5% 1,215 2.0% 63
1904 72.2% 2,081 18.3% 528 9.4% 272
1900 61.3% 1,929 37.3% 1,174 1.4% 44

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 July 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title ( link)
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  6. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  11. ^ Election Results
  12. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 1,003 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 41 votes and Prohibition Eugene Chafin received 20 votes.


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