Cuming County, Nebraska

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Cuming County, Nebraska
Cuming County Courthouse (Nebraska) from W 1.JPG
Cuming County Courthouse in West Point
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cuming County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1855
Named for Thomas B. Cuming
Seat West Point
Largest city West Point
Area
 • Total 575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Land 572 sq mi (1,481 km2)
 • Water 3 sq mi (8 km2), 0.44%
Population
 • (2010) 9,139
 • Density 18/sq mi (6.85/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.cumingcounty.ne.gov

Cuming County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,139.[1] Its county seat is West Point.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Cuming County is represented by the prefix 24 since it had the 24th largest number of vehicles registered in the state 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 575 square miles (1,489.2 km2), of which 572 square miles (1,481.5 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.44%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Cuming County was formed in 1855. It was named after Thomas B. Cuming, an early governor of this territory.[4]

The current courthouse dates from the 1950s.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 67
1870 2,964 4,323.9%
1880 5,569 87.9%
1890 12,265 120.2%
1900 14,584 18.9%
1910 13,782 −5.5%
1920 13,769 −0.1%
1930 14,327 4.1%
1940 13,562 −5.3%
1950 12,994 −4.2%
1960 12,435 −4.3%
1970 12,034 −3.2%
1980 11,664 −3.1%
1990 10,117 −13.3%
2000 10,203 0.9%
2010 9,139 −10.4%
Est. 2012 9,072 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 10,203 people, 3,945 households, and 2,757 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,283 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.88% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.63% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 5.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 67.4% were of German and 5.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,945 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.70% were married couples living together, 5.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,186, and the median income for a family was $38,369. Males had a median income of $26,577 versus $19,246 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,443. About 7.00% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 97. 
  5. ^ Topp, LaRayne M. (2013). Cuming County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 18. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°55′N 96°47′W / 41.92°N 96.79°W / 41.92; -96.79