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Frontier County, Nebraska
Frontier County, Nebraska courthouse from SE.JPG
Frontier County Courthouse in Stockville
Map of Nebraska highlighting Frontier County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1872
Seat Stockville
Largest city Curtis
Area
 • Total980 sq mi (2,538 km2)
 • Land975 sq mi (2,525 km2)
 • Water5.5 sq mi (14 km2), 0.6%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)2,631
 • Density2.7/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.frontier.ne.us

Frontier County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,756. [1] Its county seat is Stockville. [2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Frontier County is represented by the prefix 60 (it had the sixtieth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History

Frontier County was formed in 1872. [3] It was named for its location along the frontier border in the late 19th century. [4]

The courthouse was completed in 1889. [5]

Geography

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 980 square miles (2,500 km2), of which 975 square miles (2,530 km2) is land and 5.5 square miles (14 km2) (0.6%) is water. [6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

  • Hugh Butler Lake / Red Willow Reservoir State Wildlife Management Area (part) [7]
  • Medicine Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area [8]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880934
18908,497809.7%
19008,7813.3%
19108,572−2.4%
19208,540−0.4%
19308,114−5.0%
19406,417−20.9%
19505,282−17.7%
19604,311−18.4%
19703,982−7.6%
19803,647−8.4%
19903,101−15.0%
20003,099−0.1%
20102,756−11.1%
Est. 20172,631 [9]−4.5%
US Decennial Census [10]
1790-1960 [11] 1900-1990 [12]
1990-2000 [13] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [14] there were 3,099 people, 1,192 households, and 828 families in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.29% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.8% were of German, 12.8% English, 6.3% American and 6.1% Irish ancestry.

There were 1,192 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

The county population contained 26.00% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,038, and the median income for a family was $38,664. Males had a median income of $25,792 versus $16,941 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,648. About 9.30% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Politics

Frontier County voters are strongly Republican. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential election results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.6% 1,110 12.1% 161 4.3% 57
2012 77.2% 1,007 20.8% 271 2.1% 27
2008 73.7% 1,034 24.9% 349 1.5% 21
2004 79.1% 1,160 18.8% 275 2.2% 32
2000 79.1% 1,102 17.5% 244 3.4% 47
1996 65.0% 901 22.4% 310 12.7% 176
1992 50.0% 785 19.2% 302 30.8% 484
1988 72.5% 1,057 26.3% 384 1.2% 18
1984 83.6% 1,351 16.0% 258 0.5% 8
1980 79.3% 1,346 15.3% 259 5.5% 93
1976 60.8% 994 36.0% 588 3.2% 53
1972 80.2% 1,315 19.8% 324
1968 70.2% 1,183 20.5% 345 9.3% 157
1964 56.5% 1,090 43.6% 841
1960 73.5% 1,615 26.5% 582
1956 71.7% 1,602 28.4% 634
1952 77.1% 1,980 22.9% 589
1948 60.7% 1,307 39.3% 846
1944 71.0% 1,855 29.0% 758
1940 66.1% 2,069 33.9% 1,062
1936 44.9% 1,576 53.7% 1,883 1.4% 50
1932 37.6% 1,353 60.9% 2,188 1.5% 54
1928 71.8% 2,335 27.0% 879 1.2% 40
1924 52.3% 1,497 20.9% 599 26.8% 768
1920 68.1% 1,750 26.2% 673 5.7% 147
1916 37.3% 736 57.7% 1,138 5.1% 100
1912 17.4% 293 39.0% 657 43.7% 736 [16]
1908 53.5% 1,098 41.2% 847 5.3% 109
1904 61.6% 993 11.8% 190 26.6% 428
1900 52.0% 930 45.3% 810 2.8% 50

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 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. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Vol. 1. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. p. 110.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 132.
  5. ^ "Stockville, Frontier County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  7. ^ Red Willow Reservoir State Wildlife Management Area, McCook NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  8. ^ Medicine Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  10. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  15. ^ Election Results
  16. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 579 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 120 votes and Prohibition Eugene Chafin received 37 votes.


FRONTIER COUNTY NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

40°32′N 100°23′W / 40.53°N 100.39°W / 40.53; -100.39