Brown County, Nebraska

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Brown County, Nebraska
Brown County Courthouse (Nebraska) from SW 2.JPG
Brown County Courthouse in Ainsworth, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Brown County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1883
Seat Ainsworth
Largest city Ainsworth
Area
 • Total 1,225 sq mi (3,173 km2)
 • Land 1,221 sq mi (3,162 km2)
 • Water 4 sq mi (10 km2), 0.31%
Population
 • (2010) 3,145
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.brown.ne.us

Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,145.[1] Its county seat is Ainsworth.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Brown County is represented by the prefix 75 (it had the seventy-fifth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

Brown County was named for two members of the legislature who reported the bill for organization of the county.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,225 square miles (3,172.7 km2), of which 1,221 square miles (3,162.4 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.31%) is water.[4]

Brown County is located in Nebraska's Outback region.[5]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 4,359
1900 3,470 −20.4%
1910 6,083 75.3%
1920 6,749 10.9%
1930 5,772 −14.5%
1940 5,962 3.3%
1950 5,164 −13.4%
1960 4,436 −14.1%
1970 4,021 −9.4%
1980 4,377 8.9%
1990 3,657 −16.4%
2000 3,525 −3.6%
2010 3,145 −10.8%
Est. 2012 3,023 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 3,525 people, 1,530 households, and 996 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,916 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.64% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 43.0% were of German, 11.7% American, 11.6% English and 8.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,530 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.90% were non-families. 31.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 5.20% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 22.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,356, and the median income for a family was $35,029. Males had a median income of $23,986 versus $17,135 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,924. About 8.50% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 6.80% 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. ^ History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12. 
  4. ^ "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ "About", North Central RC&D. Retrieved 9/17/07
  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: 42°26′N 99°56′W / 42.44°N 99.93°W / 42.44; -99.93