Burt County, Nebraska

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Burt County, Nebraska
Burt County Courthouse from SW 3.JPG
Burt County Courthouse in Tekamah, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Burt County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1854
Named for Francis Burt
Seat Tekamah
Largest city Tekamah
Area
 • Total 497 sq mi (1,287 km2)
 • Land 493 sq mi (1,277 km2)
 • Water 4 sq mi (10 km2), 0.87%
Population
 • (2010) 6,858
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.burtcounty.ne.gov

Burt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,858.[1] Its county seat is Tekamah.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Burt County is represented by the prefix 31 (it had the thirty-first-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 497 square miles (1,287.2 km2), of which 493 square miles (1,276.9 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.87%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Burt County was formed in 1854. It was named after Francis Burt, the first governor of Nebraska Territory.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 388
1870 2,847 633.8%
1880 6,937 143.7%
1890 11,609 67.3%
1900 13,040 12.3%
1910 12,726 −2.4%
1920 12,559 −1.3%
1930 13,062 4.0%
1940 12,546 −4.0%
1950 11,536 −8.1%
1960 10,192 −11.7%
1970 9,247 −9.3%
1980 8,813 −4.7%
1990 7,868 −10.7%
2000 7,791 −1.0%
2010 6,858 −12.0%
Est. 2012 6,659 −2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 7,791 people, 3,155 households, and 2,240 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,723 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.7% were of German, 13.9% Swedish, 10.1% Irish, 8.8% American, 7.0% English and 5.4% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,155 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,954, and the median income for a family was $40,515. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,663 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,654. About 6.60% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over.

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See also[edit]

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. ^ [1] Retrieved on March 14, 2008.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°51′N 96°19′W / 41.85°N 96.32°W / 41.85; -96.32