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Gosper County, Nebraska
Gosper County courthouse from W.JPG
Map of Nebraska highlighting Gosper County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1873 (authorized)
1881 (organized)
Named for John J. Gosper
Seat Elwood
Largest villageElwood
Area
 • Total463 sq mi (1,199 km2)
 • Land458 sq mi (1,186 km2)
 • Water4.6 sq mi (12 km2), 1.0%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)2,028
 • Density4.4/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.gosper.ne.us

Gosper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,044. [1] Its county seat is Elwood. [2] The county was formed in 1873, and was organized in 1881. [3] [4] [5] It was named for John J. Gosper, a Nebraska Secretary of State. [6]

Gosper County is part of the Lexington, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Gosper County is represented by the prefix 73 (it had the seventy-third-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

The Platte River flows easterly through the top part of Gosper County.

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 463 square miles (1,200 km2), of which 458 square miles (1,190 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (1.0%) is water. [7]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,673
18904,816187.9%
19005,30110.1%
19104,933−6.9%
19204,669−5.4%
19304,287−8.2%
19403,687−14.0%
19502,734−25.8%
19602,489−9.0%
19702,178−12.5%
19802,140−1.7%
19901,928−9.9%
20002,14311.2%
20102,044−4.6%
Est. 20172,028 [11]−0.8%
US Decennial Census [12]
1790-1960 [13] 1900-1990 [14]
1990-2000 [15] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [16] there were 2,143 people, 863 households, and 655 families in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,281 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.79% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 863 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.10% were married couples living together, 3.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.

The county population contained 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 20.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,827, and the median income for a family was $42,702. Males had a median income of $28,836 versus $21,204 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,957. About 4.80% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.10% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Gosper County, NE

Politics

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

Presidential election results
Presidential election results [18]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 78.6% 794 16.4% 166 5.0% 50
2012 75.1% 734 23.5% 230 1.4% 14
2008 74.1% 776 24.8% 260 1.2% 12
2004 79.5% 890 19.8% 222 0.6% 7
2000 74.7% 757 22.5% 228 2.9% 29
1996 58.8% 609 26.5% 275 14.7% 152
1992 47.0% 492 24.2% 254 28.8% 302
1988 67.1% 694 32.0% 331 0.9% 9
1984 79.3% 802 19.9% 201 0.8% 8
1980 76.1% 783 17.6% 181 6.3% 65
1976 64.8% 654 32.9% 332 2.3% 23
1972 77.4% 829 22.6% 242
1968 71.0% 701 23.2% 229 5.8% 57
1964 51.7% 547 48.4% 512
1960 71.6% 854 28.4% 339
1956 71.5% 814 28.5% 325
1952 77.6% 1,017 22.4% 293
1948 52.1% 621 48.0% 572
1944 65.9% 935 34.1% 484
1940 61.5% 1,001 38.6% 628
1936 36.3% 647 62.7% 1,118 1.0% 18
1932 27.1% 477 71.8% 1,263 1.0% 18
1928 66.6% 975 32.8% 480 0.7% 10
1924 36.3% 540 26.5% 394 37.2% 553
1920 58.0% 794 35.5% 486 6.4% 88
1916 40.0% 434 56.9% 617 3.1% 34
1912 13.4% 129 54.6% 524 32.0% 307
1908 42.7% 499 54.3% 634 3.0% 35
1904 57.9% 548 16.3% 154 25.9% 245
1900 45.2% 494 52.2% 570 2.6% 28

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 67. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  4. ^ "Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey Reconnaissance Survey Final Report of Gosper County, Nebraska" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. March 1, 1991. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Gosper County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 140.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  8. ^ Gosper National Wildlife Management Area, Bertrand NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  9. ^ Johnson Lake State Recreation Area Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  10. ^ Phillips Lake State Recreation Area, Smithfield NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  11. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  12. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  13. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  14. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  15. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
  16. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  17. ^ Johnson Lake, Gosper County NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  18. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS


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