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Madison County, Nebraska
Madison County Courthouse (Nebraska) 2.JPG
Madison County courthouse in Madison
Map of Nebraska highlighting Madison County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1867
Seat Madison
Largest city Norfolk
Area
 • Total575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Land573 sq mi (1,484 km2)
 • Water2.7 sq mi (7 km2), 0.5%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)35,144
 • Density61.3/sq mi (23.7/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.madisoncountyne.com

Madison County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 34,876. [1] Its county seat is Madison. [2] Madison County was named for James Madison, 4th President of the United States. [3]

Madison County is part of the Norfolk, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Madison County is represented by the prefix 7 (the county had the seventh-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

The terrain in Madison County consists of gently rolling terrain, sloped to the east-southeast, largely devoted to agriculture. The Elkhorn River runs eastward across the upper central portion of the county. [4] The county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 573 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 2.7 square miles (7.0 km2) (0.5%) is water. [5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

  • Oak Valley State Wildlife Management Area [6]
  • Yellowbanks State Wildlife Management Area [7]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18701,133
18805,589393.3%
189013,669144.6%
190016,97624.2%
191019,10112.5%
192022,51117.9%
193026,03715.7%
194024,269−6.8%
195024,3380.3%
196025,1453.3%
197027,4029.0%
198031,38214.5%
199032,6554.1%
200035,2267.9%
201034,876−1.0%
Est. 201735,144 [8]0.8%
US Decennial Census [9]
1790-1960 [10] 1900-1990 [11]
1990-2000 [12] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [13] there were 35,226 people, 13,436 households, and 8,894 families in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 14,432 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.35% White, 0.94% Black or African American, 1.19% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.06% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 8.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,436 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.12.

The county population contained 26.80% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,807, and the median income for a family was $45,073. Males had a median income of $30,631 versus $21,343 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,804. About 7.50% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 11.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Politics

Madison County voters have been strongly Republican for many decades, voting for the Republican candidate in every presidential election except for three from 1900 onward. In addition, no Democratic presidential candidate has won the county since 1936.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 74.1% 10,628 18.9% 2,711 7.0% 1,004
2012 72.5% 10,062 25.1% 3,485 2.4% 338
2008 68.7% 9,655 29.5% 4,142 1.8% 248
2004 77.9% 10,981 20.8% 2,934 1.2% 174
2000 75.0% 9,636 21.6% 2,772 3.5% 445
1996 63.0% 7,965 24.1% 3,047 13.0% 1,637
1992 57.1% 7,877 17.1% 2,364 25.8% 3,555
1988 76.3% 9,137 23.2% 2,779 0.5% 59
1984 84.5% 9,790 15.2% 1,757 0.4% 42
1980 78.8% 9,718 15.6% 1,926 5.6% 685
1976 68.5% 7,846 30.0% 3,433 1.5% 176
1972 79.4% 8,580 20.6% 2,224
1968 70.4% 7,066 23.5% 2,364 6.1% 614
1964 56.9% 6,155 43.1% 4,661
1960 73.3% 8,350 26.8% 3,050
1956 73.0% 7,968 27.0% 2,949
1952 76.2% 8,294 23.8% 2,589
1948 62.4% 5,486 37.6% 3,304
1944 67.1% 6,892 32.9% 3,373
1940 64.9% 7,353 35.1% 3,982
1936 45.4% 5,149 53.3% 6,044 1.3% 147
1932 31.9% 3,489 67.2% 7,366 0.9% 99
1928 64.3% 6,229 35.2% 3,407 0.5% 48
1924 40.7% 3,537 22.5% 1,959 36.8% 3,199
1920 73.3% 5,171 24.3% 1,716 2.4% 169
1916 49.6% 2,428 48.2% 2,358 2.3% 111
1912 29.5% 1,181 42.9% 1,718 27.7% 1,108
1908 52.5% 2,137 46.2% 1,878 1.3% 54
1904 62.8% 2,210 29.8% 1,049 7.4% 259
1900 54.1% 2,060 44.4% 1,690 1.6% 60

See also


MADISON COUNTY NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

41°55′N 97°36′W / 41.92°N 97.60°W / 41.92; -97.60

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Co. (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 162.
  4. ^ Madison County NE Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  6. ^ Oak Valley State Wildlife Management Area Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  7. ^ Yellowbanks State Wildlife Management Area, Meadow Grove NE Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau]]. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  14. ^ Election Results