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Platte County, Nebraska
Platte County Courthouse (Nebraska) 2.jpg
Platte County courthouse in Columbus
Map of Nebraska highlighting Platte County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1855
Named for Platte River
Seat Columbus
Largest cityColumbus
Area
 • Total685 sq mi (1,774 km2)
 • Land674 sq mi (1,746 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.5%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)33,175
 • Density49.2/sq mi (19.0/km2)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5
Website www.plattecounty.net

Platte County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 32,237. [1] Its county seat is Columbus. [2] The county was created in 1855. [3] [4]

Platte County comprises the Columbus, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Platte County is represented by the prefix 10 (it had the 10th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

The Platte River flows eastward along the south line of Platte County. The Loup River also flows eastward and east-southeastward through the lower section of the county, discharging into the Platte River near Columbus. The Platte County terrain consists of low rolling hills, largely devoted to agriculture, sloping to the east-southeast. [5]

The county has an area of 685 square miles (1,770 km2), of which 674 square miles (1,750 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.5%) is water. [6]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

  • George Syas State Wildlife Management Area [7]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860782
18701,899142.8%
18809,511400.8%
189015,43762.3%
190017,74715.0%
191019,0067.1%
192019,4642.4%
193021,1818.8%
194020,191−4.7%
195019,910−1.4%
196023,99220.5%
197026,50810.5%
198028,8528.8%
199029,8203.4%
200031,6626.2%
201032,2361.8%
Est. 201733,175 [8]2.9%
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 31,662 people, 12,076 households, and 8,465 families in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 12,916 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.29% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.49% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. 6.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 12,076 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.40% 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, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 21.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,359, and the median income for a family was $47,776. Males had a median income of $30,672 versus $21,842 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,064. About 5.40% of families and 7.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.00% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities

Townships

Notable people

Politics

Platte County voters have been reliably Republican for decades. In only one election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results [15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 76.0% 10,965 18.3% 2,646 5.7% 822
2012 74.7% 10,061 23.4% 3,148 2.0% 264
2008 69.8% 9,373 28.3% 3,796 1.9% 251
2004 79.6% 11,130 19.0% 2,657 1.4% 200
2000 76.7% 9,861 20.3% 2,612 3.0% 386
1996 64.1% 7,948 24.3% 3,010 11.6% 1,440
1992 55.8% 7,736 17.5% 2,424 26.8% 3,717
1988 72.9% 9,040 26.5% 3,285 0.6% 71
1984 82.4% 10,069 16.9% 2,061 0.8% 92
1980 73.5% 8,803 20.0% 2,389 6.5% 783
1976 64.6% 7,217 33.0% 3,693 2.4% 269
1972 73.4% 7,871 26.6% 2,855
1968 60.7% 5,817 31.3% 2,999 8.0% 768
1964 47.7% 4,705 52.3% 5,160
1960 58.3% 6,129 41.7% 4,387
1956 69.2% 6,574 30.8% 2,922
1952 71.7% 6,695 28.3% 2,645
1948 53.5% 3,812 46.5% 3,317
1944 56.7% 4,509 43.3% 3,448
1940 56.1% 4,929 43.9% 3,862
1936 30.0% 2,850 65.7% 6,249 4.3% 413
1932 21.6% 1,864 77.6% 6,691 0.8% 72
1928 41.8% 3,435 57.8% 4,748 0.3% 27
1924 30.7% 2,108 31.6% 2,173 37.7% 2,586
1920 73.9% 4,058 24.9% 1,367 1.2% 68
1916 43.5% 1,918 54.8% 2,412 1.7% 75
1912 15.2% 589 51.9% 2,015 32.9% 1,276
1908 38.2% 1,584 60.0% 2,487 1.8% 75
1904 52.6% 1,947 40.9% 1,511 6.5% 241
1900 42.6% 1,608 56.0% 2,117 1.4% 53

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 17, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey Reconnaissance Survey Final Report of Platte County, Nebraska" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. July 1996. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  5. ^ Platte County NE Google Maps (accessed 27 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. ^ George Syas State Wildlife Management Area, Columbus NE Google Maps (accessed 27 January 2019)
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 27 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. ^ "James Keogh; Time Editor, Nixon Staffer". The Washington Post. May 15, 2006. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  15. ^ Election Results


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