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Dixon County, Nebraska
Dixon County, Nebraska courthouse from N.JPG
Dixon County courthouse in Ponca
Map of Nebraska highlighting Dixon County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1856 (authorized)
1858 (organized)
Seat Ponca
Largest city Wakefield
Area
 • Total483 sq mi (1,251 km2)
 • Land476 sq mi (1,233 km2)
 • Water6.7 sq mi (17 km2), 1.4%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)5,754
 • Density12.1/sq mi (4.7/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.dixon.ne.us

Dixon County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,000. [1] Its county seat is Ponca. [2] The county was created in 1856 and attached to Dakota County. It was organized in 1858. [3] [4]

Dixon County is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE– SD Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dixon County is represented by the prefix 35 (it had the 35th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

Dixon County lies at the northeast edge of the state. Its northern boundary line abuts the southern boundary line of the state of South Dakota, across the Missouri River. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 483 square miles (1,250 km2), of which 476 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (1.4%) is water. [5]

Major highways

National protected area

View of the Missouri River from Mulberry Bend Overlook in northwestern Dixon County, near Maskell ( Missouri National Recreational River)

State protected area

Adjacent counties

History

Dixon County was formed in 1856. [8] Dixon was named for an early settler. [9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860274
18701,345390.9%
18804,177210.6%
18908,08493.5%
190010,53530.3%
191011,4778.9%
192011,8152.9%
193011,586−1.9%
194010,413−10.1%
19509,129−12.3%
19608,106−11.2%
19707,453−8.1%
19807,137−4.2%
19906,143−13.9%
20006,3393.2%
20106,000−5.3%
Est. 20175,754 [10]−4.1%
US Decennial Census [11]
1790-1960 [12] 1900-1990 [13]
1990-2000 [14] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [15] there were 6,339 people, 2,413 households, and 1,705 families in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,673 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.64% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 3.79% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 5.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.5% were of German, 10.4% Irish, 8.5% Swedish, 5.9% American, 5.9% Norwegian and 5.1% English.

There were 2,413 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

The county population contained 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,201, and the median income for a family was $41,122. Males had a median income of $27,784 versus $20,573 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,350. About 7.50% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Townships


Politics

Dixon County voters have been reliably Republican for decades. In only one national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results [16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.4% 2,041 20.0% 556 6.7% 185
2012 65.0% 1,745 32.4% 870 2.6% 71
2008 63.9% 1,785 33.9% 946 2.3% 63
2004 67.4% 2,028 31.2% 938 1.4% 43
2000 65.7% 1,834 29.4% 820 4.9% 138
1996 52.0% 1,478 32.7% 931 15.3% 436
1992 48.6% 1,484 27.2% 830 24.2% 740
1988 60.5% 1,802 39.2% 1,166 0.3% 9
1984 68.1% 2,155 31.2% 986 0.7% 23
1980 68.8% 2,328 24.3% 822 6.9% 235
1976 59.4% 1,981 38.5% 1,286 2.1% 71
1972 71.0% 2,299 29.0% 941
1968 65.7% 2,051 28.5% 890 5.9% 183
1964 49.1% 1,845 50.9% 1,912
1960 66.2% 2,713 33.8% 1,384
1956 59.1% 2,493 40.9% 1,726
1952 70.4% 2,977 29.6% 1,249
1948 52.4% 1,899 47.6% 1,722
1944 62.0% 2,382 38.1% 1,463
1940 61.4% 3,038 38.6% 1,912
1936 43.3% 2,108 54.2% 2,640 2.5% 122
1932 34.8% 1,620 63.5% 2,953 1.7% 80
1928 64.8% 2,982 34.9% 1,607 0.3% 12
1924 51.0% 2,153 25.8% 1,090 23.2% 980
1920 71.4% 2,435 26.7% 911 1.9% 63
1916 46.2% 1,208 51.6% 1,350 2.2% 57
1912 24.0% 582 34.0% 823 42.0% 1,016
1908 51.7% 1,257 45.2% 1,100 3.1% 75
1904 64.8% 1,524 24.3% 571 10.9% 257
1900 52.5% 1,285 44.9% 1,101 2.6% 64

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. ^ "Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey Reconnaissance Survey Final Report of Dixon and Dakota Counties, Nebraska" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. June 1, 1987. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  6. ^ Buckskin Hills State Wildlife Management Area, Newcastle NE Google Maps (accessed 19 January 2019)
  7. ^ Tarbox Hollow Living Prairie, Dixon NE Google Maps (accessed 19 January 2019)
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title ( link)
  9. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 160.
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  11. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  13. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  15. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  16. ^ Election Results


DIXON COUNTY NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

42°30′N 96°52′W / 42.50°N 96.87°W / 42.50; -96.87