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Thomas County, Nebraska
Thomas County, Nebraska courthouse from SE.JPG
Thomas County courthouse in Thedford
Map of Nebraska highlighting Thomas 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 George Henry Thomas
Seat Thedford
Largest villageThedford
Area
 • Total714 sq mi (1,849 km2)
 • Land713 sq mi (1,847 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • ( 2017)725
 • Density1.0/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC−6/ −5

Thomas County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 647. [1] Its county seat is Thedford. [2] The county was formed in 1887, and was named for General George H. Thomas. [3]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Thomas County is represented by the prefix 89 (it had the eighty-ninth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

A view of the Dismal River, Sandhills, and U.S. Route 83 in Thomas County

The terrain of Thomas County consists of rolling hills, sloping to the east. The Middle Loup River flows east-southeastward through the middle of the county, and the Dismal River flows in the same direction through the lower part of the county. The two streams converge east of Thomas County. The county has an area of 714 square miles (1,850 km2), of which 713 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.1%) is water. [4]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890517
190062821.5%
19101,19189.6%
19201,77348.9%
19301,510−14.8%
19401,5532.8%
19501,206−22.3%
19601,078−10.6%
1970954−11.5%
19809732.0%
1990851−12.5%
2000729−14.3%
2010647−11.2%
Est. 2017725 [5]12.1%
US Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [10] there were 729 people, 325 households, and 216 families in the county. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0.4/km²). There were 446 housing units at an average density of 0.6 per square mile (0.2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.45% White, 0.27% Native American, and 0.27% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 325 households out of which 26.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 4.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 31.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.84.

The county population contained 23.60% under the age of 18, 4.40% from 18 to 24, 23.90% from 25 to 44, 27.80% from 45 to 64, and 20.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 99.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,292, and the median income for a family was $36,618. Males had a median income of $25,662 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,335. About 13.60% of families and 14.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.30% of those under age 18 and 17.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Villages

Unincorporated places

Politics

Thomas County voters are reliably Republican. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 87.5% 344 7.6% 30 4.8% 19
2012 88.2% 360 10.3% 42 1.5% 6
2008 84.9% 331 13.1% 51 2.1% 8
2004 85.1% 378 13.5% 60 1.4% 6
2000 83.3% 329 13.9% 55 2.8% 11
1996 70.6% 303 14.9% 64 14.5% 62
1992 60.3% 283 14.9% 70 24.7% 116
1988 82.2% 383 17.4% 81 0.4% 2
1984 79.7% 298 19.5% 73 0.8% 3
1980 76.1% 306 16.2% 65 7.7% 31
1976 73.3% 343 22.0% 103 4.7% 22
1972 84.5% 397 15.5% 73
1968 76.8% 354 16.5% 76 6.7% 31
1964 60.1% 319 39.9% 212
1960 74.9% 420 25.1% 141
1956 77.7% 422 22.3% 121
1952 80.3% 490 19.7% 120
1948 56.7% 312 43.3% 238
1944 61.2% 338 38.8% 214
1940 63.7% 486 36.3% 277
1936 48.6% 366 49.7% 374 1.7% 13
1932 36.3% 262 60.6% 437 3.1% 22
1928 72.2% 406 27.1% 152 0.7% 4
1924 35.5% 206 37.2% 216 27.4% 159
1920 55.9% 305 37.9% 207 6.2% 34
1916 45.8% 244 49.0% 261 5.3% 28
1912 22.3% 86 44.6% 172 33.2% 128
1908 40.6% 95 55.6% 130 3.9% 9
1904 60.6% 86 28.2% 40 11.3% 16
1900 43.6% 65 53.7% 80 2.7% 4

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title ( link) Retrieved on March 15, 2008.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  6. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  11. ^ Election Results


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