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Hayes County, Nebraska
Hayes County, Nebraska courthouse from SE 1.JPG
Hayes County courthouse in Hayes Center
Map of Nebraska highlighting Hayes County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1877 (founded)
19 February 1884 (organized)
Named for Rutherford B. Hayes
Seat Hayes Center
Largest villageHayes Center
Area
 • Total713 sq mi (1,847 km2)
 • Land713 sq mi (1,847 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.03%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)893
 • Density1.25/sq mi (0.48/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.hayescounty.ne.gov

Hayes County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 967. [1] Its county seat is Hayes Center. [2] The county was created in 1877, and was organized in 1884. [3] [4] [5] It was named for Rutherford B. Hayes, the US President at the time of the county's creation. [6]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Hayes County is represented by the prefix 79 (it had the seventy-ninth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

The terrain of Hayes County is hilly. The flattened hilltops are largely used for center pivot irrigation. Small creeks and streams drain the upper elevations; the largest is Red Willow Creek, which drains to Hugh Butler Lake just east of the SE corner of Hayes County, in Frontier County. [7] The county has a total area of 713 square miles (1,850 km2), of which 713 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.03%) is water. [8]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880119
18903,9533,221.8%
19002,708−31.5%
19103,01111.2%
19203,32710.5%
19303,6038.3%
19402,958−17.9%
19502,404−18.7%
19601,919−20.2%
19701,530−20.3%
19801,356−11.4%
19901,222−9.9%
20001,068−12.6%
2010967−9.5%
Est. 2017893 [9]−7.7%
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 1,068 people, 430 households, and 312 families in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 0.7 per square mile (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.19% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.28% Asian, 1.78% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 2.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 430 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.00% were married couples living together, 2.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% 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 contains 26.60% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 21.50% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $31,125. Males had a median income of $19,211 versus $16,806 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,099. About 14.60% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.20% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Townships

Hayes County has not been subdivided into townships, unlike most other Nebraska counties.

Politics

Hayes Center voters have traditionally been strongly Republican. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 91.8% 472 5.8% 30 2.3% 12
2012 88.3% 476 9.5% 51 2.2% 12
2008 83.4% 461 15.4% 85 1.3% 7
2004 87.6% 524 11.0% 66 1.3% 8
2000 85.1% 486 11.6% 66 3.3% 19
1996 77.0% 439 15.3% 87 7.7% 44
1992 55.4% 362 13.0% 85 31.7% 207
1988 75.1% 512 23.5% 160 1.5% 10
1984 85.5% 593 14.6% 101
1980 84.5% 617 11.2% 82 4.3% 31
1976 59.1% 411 38.4% 267 2.5% 17
1972 79.8% 486 20.2% 123
1968 71.3% 496 18.3% 127 10.5% 73
1964 58.2% 503 41.9% 362
1960 71.3% 699 28.7% 281
1956 70.0% 726 30.0% 311
1952 80.9% 932 19.1% 220
1948 55.9% 529 44.1% 418
1944 66.9% 782 33.1% 387
1940 55.9% 759 44.1% 598
1936 44.1% 654 55.2% 818 0.7% 10
1932 33.6% 506 63.8% 962 2.7% 40
1928 65.8% 917 31.6% 440 2.6% 36
1924 42.6% 475 25.8% 288 31.6% 352
1920 66.4% 512 26.9% 207 6.7% 52
1916 33.3% 219 58.1% 382 8.5% 56
1912 17.9% 106 32.0% 189 50.1% 296
1908 52.1% 359 40.2% 277 7.7% 53
1904 63.0% 335 20.7% 110 16.4% 87
1900 49.2% 308 45.4% 284 5.4% 34

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 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 72. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey Reconnaissance Survey Final Report of Hayes County, Nebraska" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. March 1, 1991. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  5. ^ "Hayes County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 153.
  7. ^ Hayes County NE Google Maps (accessed 22 January 2019)
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  10. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  15. ^ Election Results


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