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Hall County, Nebraska
Hall County Courthouse, Grand Island.jpg
Hall County Courthouse in Grand Island
Map of Nebraska highlighting Hall County
Location in the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded1858
Named for Augustus Hall
Seat Grand Island
Largest cityGrand Island
Area
 • Total552 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Land546 sq mi (1,414 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2), 1.1%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2015)61,680
 • Density107/sq mi (41/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.hallcountyne.gov

Hall County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,607, [1] making it Nebraska's fourth-most populous county. Its county seat is Grand Island. [2] The county was formed in 1858 and named after Augustus Hall, an early judge of this territory. [3]

Hall County is part of the Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Hall County is represented by the prefix 8. Hall County had the eighth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 552 square miles (1,430 km2), of which 546 square miles (1,410 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (1.1%) is water. [4]

Hall County has the highest density of tornado activity in Nebraska, with 121 tornadoes per 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2), about 4 times the state average.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860116
18701,057811.2%
18808,572711.0%
189016,51392.6%
190017,2064.2%
191020,36118.3%
192023,72016.5%
193027,11714.3%
194027,5231.5%
195032,18616.9%
196035,75711.1%
197042,85119.8%
198047,69011.3%
199048,9252.6%
200053,5349.4%
201058,6079.5%
Est. 201661,705 [5]5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the census [10] of 2000, there were 53,534 people, 20,356 households, and 14,086 families residing in the county. The population density was 98 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 21,574 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.67% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 8.19% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 14.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,356 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 25.50% 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 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,972, and the median income for a family was $43,963. Males had a median income of $29,158 versus $20,576 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,386. 12.00% of the population and 9.20% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.50% of those under the age of 18 and 8.30% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 11, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 147.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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HALL COUNTY NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

40°52′N 98°30′W / 40.87°N 98.50°W / 40.87; -98.50