Dixon County, Nebraska

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Dixon County, Nebraska
Dixon County, Nebraska courthouse from N.JPG
Dixon County courthouse in Ponca
Map of Nebraska highlighting Dixon County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1856
Seat Ponca
Largest city Wakefield
Area
 • Total 483 sq mi (1,251 km2)
 • Land 476 sq mi (1,233 km2)
 • Water 6 sq mi (16 km2), 1.31%
Population
 • (2010) 6,000
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.dixon.ne.us

Dixon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,000.[1] Its county seat is Ponca.[2]

Dixon County is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dixon County is represented by the prefix 35 (it had the thirty-fifth-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 483 square miles (1,251.0 km2), of which 476 square miles (1,232.8 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (1.31%) is water.[3]

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History[edit]

Dixon County was formed in 1856.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 274
1870 1,345 390.9%
1880 4,177 210.6%
1890 8,084 93.5%
1900 10,535 30.3%
1910 11,477 8.9%
1920 11,815 2.9%
1930 11,586 −1.9%
1940 10,413 −10.1%
1950 9,129 −12.3%
1960 8,106 −11.2%
1970 7,453 −8.1%
1980 7,137 −4.2%
1990 6,143 −13.9%
2000 6,339 3.2%
2010 6,000 −5.3%
Est. 2012 5,918 −1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 6,339 people, 2,413 households, and 1,705 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,673 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.64% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 3.79% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 5.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.5% were of German, 10.4% Irish, 8.5% Swedish, 5.9% American, 5.9% Norwegian and 5.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,413 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,201, and the median income for a family was $41,122. Males had a median income of $27,784 versus $20,573 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,350. About 7.50% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 19, 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. ^ [1] Retrieved on March 14, 2008.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 42°30′N 96°52′W / 42.50°N 96.87°W / 42.50; -96.87