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Perkins County, Nebraska
Perkins County, Nebraska courthouse from NE 4.JPG
Map of Nebraska highlighting Perkins County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1887
Named for Charles Elliott Perkins
Seat Grant
Largest cityGrant
Area
 • Total884 sq mi (2,290 km2)
 • Land883 sq mi (2,287 km2)
 • Water1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)2,903
 • Density3.3/sq mi (1.3/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC−7/ −6
Website www.co.perkins.ne.us

Perkins County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,970. [1] Its county seat is Grant. [2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Perkins County is represented by the prefix 74 (it had the seventy-fourth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History

Perkins County was organized in 1887. It is believed to have been named for Charles E. Perkins, the president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. [3]

Geography

Perkins County lies on the southwest side of Nebraska. Its west boundary line abuts the east boundary line of the state of Colorado. The county terrain consists of arid,low rolling hills. The planar areas are used for agriculture, usually employing center pivot irrigation. [4] The land slopes to the southeast. [5]

The county has an area of 884 square miles (2,290 km2), of which 883 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water. [6]

Most of Nebraska's 93 counties (the eastern 2/3) observe Central Time; the western counties (including Perkins) observe Mountain Time. Perkins County is the easternmost of the Nebraska counties to observe Mountain Time. [7]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18904,364
19001,702−61.0%
19102,57051.0%
19203,96754.4%
19305,83447.1%
19405,197−10.9%
19504,809−7.5%
19604,189−12.9%
19703,423−18.3%
19803,6376.3%
19903,367−7.4%
20003,200−5.0%
20102,970−7.2%
Est. 20172,903 [8]−2.3%
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 3,200 people, 1,275 households, and 893 families in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.69% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 1.34% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,275 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.90% were married couples living together, 4.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

The county population contained 26.60% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,205, and the median income for a family was $42,112. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $19,881 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,830. About 9.50% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Perkins 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 [14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.6% 1,217 11.1% 161 5.3% 77
2012 81.4% 1,135 17.1% 238 1.5% 21
2008 76.9% 1,092 21.8% 310 1.3% 18
2004 82.5% 1,285 16.8% 262 0.7% 11
2000 80.6% 1,170 16.7% 243 2.7% 39
1996 66.1% 1,018 22.8% 352 11.1% 171
1992 50.5% 842 18.0% 300 31.5% 524
1988 69.7% 1,118 29.2% 468 1.1% 18
1984 81.8% 1,420 17.7% 307 0.5% 9
1980 76.2% 1,342 17.8% 313 6.1% 107
1976 59.5% 981 37.7% 622 2.8% 46
1972 76.7% 1,165 23.3% 354
1968 70.5% 1,165 21.8% 360 7.7% 127
1964 51.0% 912 49.0% 877
1960 65.1% 1,301 34.9% 697
1956 66.1% 1,296 33.9% 666
1952 78.4% 1,637 21.6% 451
1948 51.2% 904 48.8% 863
1944 61.8% 1,301 38.3% 806
1940 57.3% 1,413 42.7% 1,054
1936 35.0% 861 64.4% 1,584 0.6% 15
1932 28.1% 674 69.6% 1,669 2.3% 55
1928 69.4% 1,461 30.0% 631 0.7% 14
1924 50.6% 836 29.8% 493 19.6% 323
1920 61.2% 722 32.8% 387 6.0% 71
1916 32.1% 210 60.6% 397 7.3% 48
1912 17.4% 101 43.7% 253 38.9% 225
1908 48.6% 254 50.7% 265 0.8% 4
1904 54.7% 179 17.4% 57 27.8% 91
1900 43.5% 184 54.6% 231 1.9% 8

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Archives Record: Perkins County, Nebraska". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  4. ^ Perkins County NE Google Maps (accessed 26 January 2019)
  5. ^ Find Elevation Google Maps (accessed 26 January 2019)
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  7. ^ Map of Time Zone Line through Nebraska (accessed 22 January 2019)
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  14. ^ Election Results


PERKINS COUNTY NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

40°50′N 101°40′W / 40.84°N 101.66°W / 40.84; -101.66