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Kearney County, Nebraska
Kearney County, Nebraska courthouse from E 1.JPG
Kearney County Courthouse in Minden
Map of Nebraska highlighting Kearney County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1860
Named for Fort Kearny
Seat Minden
Largest cityMinden
Area
 • Total516 sq mi (1,336 km2)
 • Land516 sq mi (1,336 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0 km2), 0.02%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)6,530
 • Density12.7/sq mi (4.9/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.kearneycounty.ne.gov

Kearney County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,489. [1] Its county seat is Minden. [2] The county was formed in 1860. It was named for Fort Kearny, which in turn was named for Brigade General Stephen W. Kearny.

Kearney County is part of the Kearney, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Kearney County is represented by the prefix 52 (it had the 52nd-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

The terrain of Kearney County consists of gently rolling low hills, mostly devoted to agriculture. The Platte River flows eastward along the north county boundary. The county has a total area of 516 square miles (1,340 km2), of which 516 square miles (1,340 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.2%) is water. [3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

  • Clark Federal Waterfowl Production Area [4]
  • Fort Kearny State Historical Park [5]
  • Fort Kearny State Recreation Area (partial) [6]
  • Jensen Lagoon National Wildlife Management Area [7]
  • Prairie Dog Federal Waterfowl Production Area [8]
  • Youngson Lagoon Natural Wildlife Production Area [9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860474
187058−87.8%
18804,0726,920.7%
18909,061122.5%
19009,8668.9%
19109,106−7.7%
19208,583−5.7%
19308,094−5.7%
19406,854−15.3%
19506,409−6.5%
19606,5802.7%
19706,7071.9%
19807,0535.2%
19906,629−6.0%
20006,8823.8%
20106,489−5.7%
Est. 20176,530 [10]0.6%
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 6,882 people, 2,643 households, and 1,902 families in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,846 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.82% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 2.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,643 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.90% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

The county population contained 80% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,247, and the median income for a family was $44,877. Males had a median income of $29,987 versus $20,081 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,118. About 5.50% of families and 8.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Ghost town

Townships

Notable people

Politics

Harlan County voters are strongly Republican. In only one national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results [17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 76.8% 2,531 16.7% 550 6.5% 215
2012 73.9% 2,349 24.3% 773 1.8% 58
2008 70.6% 2,224 27.8% 876 1.6% 50
2004 77.6% 2,621 20.9% 707 1.5% 51
2000 74.7% 2,333 21.8% 680 3.5% 109
1996 64.1% 1,953 25.7% 782 10.3% 313
1992 53.7% 1,756 19.7% 645 26.6% 868
1988 66.0% 2,121 32.9% 1,056 1.2% 37
1984 76.9% 2,508 22.3% 726 0.9% 28
1980 71.2% 2,512 20.6% 726 8.3% 292
1976 58.6% 1,830 39.0% 1,219 2.4% 75
1972 74.4% 2,203 25.6% 759
1968 64.0% 1,806 29.2% 825 6.8% 191
1964 43.4% 1,352 56.7% 1,767
1960 62.1% 2,065 38.0% 1,263
1956 64.8% 2,158 35.2% 1,172
1952 72.3% 2,422 27.7% 930
1948 50.7% 1,440 49.3% 1,400
1944 58.5% 1,782 41.6% 1,267
1940 53.4% 1,792 46.6% 1,561
1936 32.7% 1,214 65.9% 2,445 1.4% 52
1932 31.6% 1,129 66.3% 2,367 2.1% 73
1928 68.3% 2,426 30.8% 1,093 1.0% 34
1924 45.0% 1,453 38.5% 1,243 16.4% 530
1920 55.3% 1,683 41.8% 1,273 2.9% 87
1916 34.2% 760 62.8% 1,396 3.0% 66
1912 16.2% 336 48.7% 1,012 35.2% 732
1908 42.9% 993 50.7% 1,174 6.4% 149
1904 58.0% 1,235 18.6% 396 23.4% 499
1900 47.2% 1,055 49.6% 1,109 3.2% 71

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  4. ^ Clark Federal Waterfowl Production Area, Axtell NE Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  5. ^ [ https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fort+Kearny+State+Historical+Park/@40.6545465,-99.00528,15z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x87992505069f2115:0xe80bfc54d7a7dfba!2sKearney+County,+NE!3b1!8m2!3d40.5328331!4d-98.9245343!3m4!1s0x879947d3dd9fa945:0x3e8209885a1b6254!8m2!3d40.6436708!4d-99.0050688 Fort Kearny State Historical Park Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  6. ^ Fort Kearny State Recreation Area, Gibbon NE Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  7. ^ Jensen Lagoon National Wildlife Mgt Area, Minden NE Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  8. ^ Prairie Dog Federal Waterfowl Production Area, Axtell NE Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  9. ^ Youngson Lagoon Nat Wildlife Mgt Area, Minden NE Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  11. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  15. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  16. ^ "CURTIS, Carl Thomas, (1905 - 2000)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  17. ^ Election Results

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KEARNEY COUNTY NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

40°31′N 98°57′W / 40.51°N 98.95°W / 40.51; -98.95