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Dawes County, Nebraska
Dawes County, Nebraska courthouse from E.JPG
Map of Nebraska highlighting Dawes County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded19 February 1885
Named for James W. Dawes
Seat Chadron
Largest cityChadron
Area
 • Total1,401 sq mi (3,629 km2)
 • Land1,396 sq mi (3,616 km2)
 • Water4.6 sq mi (12 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)8,890
 • Density6.4/sq mi (2.5/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/ −6
Website www.dawes-county.com

Dawes County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 9,182. [1] Its county seat is Chadron. [2] The county was formed in 1885; it was named for James W. Dawes, the Nebraska Governor at the time. [3]

In the Nebraska license-plate system, Dawes County is represented by the prefix 69 (it had the 69th-largest number of vehicles registered when the license-plate system was established in 1922).

History

Dawes County was a part of the unorganized area of northwestern Nebraska until February 19, 1877 when it became a part of Sioux County from which it was separated February 19, 1885 and was given its present name. [4]

Geography

Dawes County lies on the north border of Nebraska. Its north boundary line abuts the south boundary line of the state of South Dakota. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 1,401 square miles (3,630 km2), of which 1,396 square miles (3,620 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (0.3%) is water. [5]

Since it lies in the western part of Nebraska, Dawes County residents observe Mountain Time. The eastern two-thirds of the state observes Central Time.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

State protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18909,722
19006,215−36.1%
19108,25432.8%
192010,16023.1%
193011,49313.1%
194010,128−11.9%
19509,708−4.1%
19609,536−1.8%
19709,7612.4%
19809,609−1.6%
19909,021−6.1%
20009,0600.4%
20109,1821.3%
Est. 20178,890 [6]−3.2%
US Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [11] there were 9,060 people, 3,512 households, and 2,086 families in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 4,004 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.34% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 2.88% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.0% were of German, 9.9% English, 9.2% Irish and 7.4% American ancestry.

There were 3,512 households out of which 26.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.60% were non-families. 31.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.87.

The county population contained 21.20% under the age of 18, 23.40% from 18 to 24, 20.40% from 25 to 44, 20.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,476, and the median income for a family was $41,092. Males had a median income of $29,162 versus $17,404 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,353. About 9.80% of families and 18.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Village

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

Politics

Dawes County voters have been reliably Republican for decades. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 71.6% 2,632 21.8% 801 6.6% 243
2012 66.5% 2,478 30.4% 1,132 3.2% 118
2008 62.9% 2,376 34.0% 1,285 3.0% 114
2004 70.3% 2,809 28.0% 1,119 1.7% 66
2000 70.4% 2,549 22.7% 823 6.9% 249
1996 55.7% 1,991 31.0% 1,108 13.3% 476
1992 48.2% 1,961 24.3% 987 27.5% 1,120
1988 69.5% 2,621 29.8% 1,123 0.7% 27
1984 78.6% 3,326 20.4% 865 1.0% 41
1980 76.2% 3,283 16.4% 705 7.4% 318
1976 62.6% 2,446 32.9% 1,286 4.6% 178
1972 80.8% 2,987 19.2% 711 0.0% 0
1968 71.9% 2,600 20.5% 741 7.6% 273
1964 61.6% 2,518 38.4% 1,569 0.0% 0
1960 70.8% 3,106 29.2% 1,279 0.0% 0
1956 73.9% 2,523 26.1% 893 0.0% 0
1952 75.6% 3,583 24.4% 1,157 0.0% 0
1948 61.5% 2,399 38.5% 1,499 0.0% 0
1944 65.5% 2,747 34.5% 1,447 0.0% 0
1940 64.3% 3,184 35.7% 1,771 0.0% 0
1936 40.7% 2,083 54.4% 2,784 5.0% 255
1932 44.8% 2,095 52.6% 2,457 2.6% 120
1928 73.3% 3,276 26.3% 1,173 0.4% 19
1924 41.3% 1,575 15.6% 595 43.2% 1,648
1920 64.6% 1,801 32.3% 900 3.1% 87
1916 39.4% 751 57.1% 1,088 3.5% 66
1912 19.0% 298 37.1% 583 43.9% 690
1908 52.0% 836 45.2% 727 2.8% 45
1904 66.5% 818 20.1% 247 13.5% 166
1900 49.3% 613 47.2% 587 3.5% 43


See also

Further reading

  • Pinney, Patricia M. (1985). Dawes County Nebraska: The First 100 Years. Dallas TX: Curtis Media Corp. ISBN  978-1-881070-35-1.
  • The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (2005). Dawes County Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey (PDF). Lincoln NE: Nebraska State Historical Society.

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 101.
  4. ^ About Dawes County
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  7. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  12. ^ Election Results


DAWES COUNTY NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

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