Boone County, Nebraska

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Boone County, Nebraska
Boone County, Nebraska courthouse from NW.JPG
Boone County Courthouse in Albion, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1871
Named for Daniel Boone
Seat Albion
Largest city Albion
Area
 • Total 687 sq mi (1,779 km2)
 • Land 687 sq mi (1,779 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.08%
Population
 • (2010) 5,505
 • Density 10/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.boone.ne.us

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,505.[1] Its county seat is Albion.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Boone County is represented by the prefix 23 (it had the twenty-third-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 687 square miles (1,779.3 km2), of which 687 square miles (1,779.3 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.08%) is water.[3]

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History[edit]

Boone County was organized in 1871.[4] It was named after Daniel Boone.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 4,170
1890 8,683 108.2%
1900 11,689 34.6%
1910 13,145 12.5%
1920 14,146 7.6%
1930 14,738 4.2%
1940 12,127 −17.7%
1950 10,721 −11.6%
1960 9,134 −14.8%
1970 8,190 −10.3%
1980 7,391 −9.8%
1990 6,667 −9.8%
2000 6,259 −6.1%
2010 5,505 −12.0%
Est. 2012 5,417 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 6,259 people, 2,454 households, and 1,700 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,733 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.25% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.6% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 5.9% Polish, 5.3% Norwegian and 5.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,454 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.11.

29.10% of the population is under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,444, and the median income for a family was $38,226. Males had a median income of $26,779 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,831. About 8.30% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 11.60% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 19. 
  5. ^ History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 41°42′N 98°04′W / 41.70°N 98.06°W / 41.70; -98.06