Cheyenne County, Nebraska

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Cheyenne County, Nebraska
Cheyenne County, Nebraska courthouse 3.jpg
Cheyenne County Courthouse in Sidney, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne people
Seat Sidney
Largest city Sidney
Area
 • Total 1,196 sq mi (3,099 km2)
 • Land 1,196 sq mi (3,099 km2)
Population
 • (2010) 9,998
 • Density 8/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.cheyenne.ne.us

Cheyenne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,998.[1] Its county seat is Sidney.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Cheyenne County is represented by the prefix 39 as it had the thirty-ninth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922.

History[edit]

Cheyenne County was formed in 1871.[3] It was named after the Cheyenne Native American tribe.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,196 square miles (3,097.6 km2), of which 0.01% is water.[4]

Oil was discovered in the area in somewhat recent years.[citation needed]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 190
1880 1,558 720.0%
1890 5,693 265.4%
1900 5,570 −2.2%
1910 4,551 −18.3%
1920 8,405 84.7%
1930 10,187 21.2%
1940 9,505 −6.7%
1950 12,081 27.1%
1960 14,828 22.7%
1970 10,778 −27.3%
1980 10,057 −6.7%
1990 9,494 −5.6%
2000 9,830 3.5%
2010 9,998 1.7%
Est. 2012 10,068 0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 9,830 people, 4,071 households, and 2,686 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 4,569 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.34% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 4.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.3% were of German, 9.1% English, 7.6% Irish and 7.5% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,071 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,438, and the median income for a family was $41,024. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,467 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,437. About 8.20% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 7.40% 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. ^ [1] Retrieved on March 15, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°13′N 102°59′W / 41.22°N 102.99°W / 41.22; -102.99