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Deuel County, Nebraska
Deuel County, Nebraska courthouse from SE 1.JPG
Map of Nebraska highlighting Deuel County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1889
Named for Harry P. Deuel
Seat Chappell
Largest cityChappell
Area
 • Total441 sq mi (1,142 km2)
 • Land440 sq mi (1,140 km2)
 • Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)1,883
 • Density4.3/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/ −6
Website www.co.deuel.ne.us

Deuel County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,941. [1] Its county seat is Chappell. [2] The county was formed in 1889 and named for Harry Porter Deuel, superintendent of the Union Pacific Railroad. [3]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Deuel County is represented by the prefix 78 (it had the 78th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

Deuel County lies on the south side of Nebraska. Its southern boundary abuts the northern boundary line of the state of Colorado. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 411 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 440 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.2%) is water. [4]

Since Deuel County lies in the western portion of Nebraska, its residents observe Mountain Time. The eastern portion of Nebraska observes Central Time.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18902,893
19002,630−9.1%
19101,786−32.1%
19203,28283.8%
19303,99221.6%
19403,580−10.3%
19503,330−7.0%
19603,125−6.2%
19702,717−13.1%
19802,462−9.4%
19902,237−9.1%
20002,098−6.2%
20101,941−7.5%
Est. 20171,883 [5]−3.0%
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 2,098 people, 908 households, and 601 families in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,032 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.33% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 1.14% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.3% were of German, 10.7% Irish, 10.2% English, 10.0% Swedish and 9.5% American ancestry.

There were 908 households out of which 25.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 31.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.

The county population contained 23.30% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,981, and the median income for a family was $41,550. Males had a median income of $26,020 versus $19,479 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,891. About 5.30% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Politics

Deuel County voters have been strongly 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 [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.2% 809 12.2% 120 5.6% 55
2012 75.0% 763 21.1% 215 3.8% 39
2008 73.7% 732 24.5% 243 1.8% 18
2004 77.9% 820 21.1% 222 1.0% 11
2000 75.8% 783 20.6% 213 3.6% 37
1996 63.5% 629 24.7% 245 11.8% 117
1992 49.8% 558 20.7% 232 29.5% 330
1988 71.2% 769 28.0% 302 0.8% 9
1984 82.4% 962 17.0% 198 0.6% 7
1980 77.5% 946 15.7% 192 6.7% 82
1976 65.2% 776 33.4% 398 1.4% 17
1972 81.7% 1,001 18.3% 224
1968 75.3% 997 18.9% 250 5.9% 78
1964 64.6% 972 35.4% 533
1960 76.2% 1,276 23.8% 398
1956 79.9% 1,165 20.2% 294
1952 85.1% 1,372 14.9% 241
1948 71.7% 1,043 28.3% 412
1944 73.5% 1,125 26.5% 406
1940 67.2% 1,156 32.8% 565
1936 41.3% 747 56.4% 1,020 2.3% 41
1932 35.7% 630 61.9% 1,093 2.4% 42
1928 74.4% 1,197 25.1% 403 0.6% 9
1924 58.2% 775 23.7% 316 18.0% 240
1920 64.8% 684 30.4% 321 4.7% 50
1916 33.3% 181 62.5% 340 4.2% 23
1912 16.8% 64 35.3% 135 47.9% 183
1908 56.1% 526 41.8% 392 2.1% 20
1904 72.2% 399 19.7% 109 8.1% 45
1900 61.3% 403 36.7% 241 2.0% 13



See also

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. 105.
  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 18 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


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