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Pierce County, Nebraska
Pierce County Courthouse (Nebraska) from SW.JPG
Pierce County courthouse in Pierce
Map of Nebraska highlighting Pierce County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1859
Named for Franklin Pierce
Seat Pierce
Largest cityPierce
Area
 • Total575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Land573 sq mi (1,484 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)7,138
 • Density12.5/sq mi (4.8/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.co.pierce.ne.us

Pierce County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 7,266. [1] Its county seat is Pierce. [2] The county was formed in 1859, and was named for US President Franklin Pierce. [3] [4]

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

In the Nebraska license plate system, Pierce County is represented by the prefix 40 (it had the 40th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

The Pierce County terrain consists of low rolling hills, sloping to the east and southeast. [5] The north fork of the Elkhorn River flows southeastward through the central part of the county, while Dry Fork drains the lower western part, then discharges into the north fork of the Elkhorn. Most of the county's area is devoted to agriculture, often under central pivot irrigation. [6]

The county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 573 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.2%) is water. [7]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

  • Willow Creek Recreation Area [8]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870152
18801,202690.8%
18904,864304.7%
19008,44573.6%
191010,12219.9%
192010,6815.5%
193011,0803.7%
194010,211−7.8%
19509,405−7.9%
19608,722−7.3%
19708,493−2.6%
19808,481−0.1%
19907,827−7.7%
20007,8570.4%
20107,266−7.5%
Est. 20167,159 [9]−1.5%
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 7,857 people, 2,979 households, and 2,141 families in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,247 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.65% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,979 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.40% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.

The county population contained 29.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,239, and the median income for a family was $40,500. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $20,237 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,980. About 8.80% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Politics

Pierce County voters have been reliably Republican for decades. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 84.1% 3,052 10.5% 382 5.4% 196
2012 78.9% 2,707 18.6% 637 2.5% 87
2008 73.9% 2,385 24.3% 783 1.8% 58
2004 83.1% 2,824 16.1% 546 0.8% 28
2000 79.0% 2,534 17.8% 570 3.2% 104
1996 62.4% 1,923 22.6% 697 15.0% 462
1992 52.0% 1,853 17.2% 611 30.8% 1,098
1988 72.8% 2,474 26.9% 914 0.3% 11
1984 84.1% 3,017 15.2% 545 0.8% 27
1980 80.7% 2,938 14.2% 517 5.1% 184
1976 67.0% 2,172 31.0% 1,004 2.1% 68
1972 79.0% 2,451 21.0% 653
1968 73.4% 2,408 20.6% 674 6.0% 197
1964 54.6% 1,965 45.4% 1,631
1960 72.8% 2,963 27.2% 1,107
1956 70.9% 2,800 29.2% 1,152
1952 78.1% 3,234 21.9% 909
1948 57.4% 1,866 42.6% 1,383
1944 71.1% 2,956 28.9% 1,204
1940 69.3% 3,271 30.7% 1,449
1936 44.9% 2,016 52.4% 2,357 2.7% 122
1932 27.2% 1,128 71.9% 2,980 0.8% 35
1928 61.5% 2,542 38.3% 1,586 0.2% 9
1924 42.4% 1,570 20.5% 760 37.1% 1,376
1920 75.1% 2,478 22.5% 743 2.4% 78
1916 53.6% 1,228 45.0% 1,030 1.4% 33
1912 32.5% 694 44.4% 948 23.1% 492
1908 48.5% 1,067 49.8% 1,095 1.6% 36
1904 58.7% 1,122 32.2% 616 9.2% 175
1900 49.5% 919 49.2% 913 1.2% 23

See also

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. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 114. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  4. ^ "Pierce County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  5. ^ "Find an Altitude" Google Maps (accessed 26 January 2019)
  6. ^ Pierce County NE Google Maps (accessed 26 January 2019)
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  8. ^ Willow Creek Recreation Area Google Maps (accessed 26 January 2019)
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau]]. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  15. ^ Election Results


PIERCE COUNTY NEBRASKA Latitude and Longitude:

42°16′N 97°37′W / 42.27°N 97.61°W / 42.27; -97.61

Pierce County map in Nebraska