Dundy County, Nebraska

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Dundy County, Nebraska
Dundy County, Nebraska courthouse from SE 2.jpg
Map of Nebraska highlighting Dundy County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1884
Named for Elmer Scipio Dundy
Seat Benkelman
Largest city Benkelman
Area
 • Total 921 sq mi (2,385 km2)
 • Land 920 sq mi (2,383 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 2,008
 • Density 2.2/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.dundy.ne.us

Dundy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,008.[1] Its county seat is Benkelman.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dundy County is represented by the prefix 76 (it had the seventy-sixth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

Dundy County was formed in 1873 and attached to neighboring Hitchcock County.[3][4] It was named after Judge Elmer S. Dundy.[5] The county was later organized in 1884.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 921 square miles (2,390 km2), of which 920 square miles (2,400 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.[7]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 37
1890 4,012 10,743.2%
1900 2,434 −39.3%
1910 4,098 68.4%
1920 4,869 18.8%
1930 5,610 15.2%
1940 5,122 −8.7%
1950 4,354 −15.0%
1960 3,570 −18.0%
1970 2,926 −18.0%
1980 2,861 −2.2%
1990 2,582 −9.8%
2000 2,292 −11.2%
2010 2,008 −12.4%
Est. 2013 1,981 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 2,292 people, 961 households, and 637 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,196 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.95% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 3.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.9% were of German, 13.2% American, 13.2% English and 6.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 961 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 3.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 30.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 22.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,010, and the median income for a family was $35,862. Males had a median income of $22,415 versus $18,583 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,786. About 11.00% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 15.00% 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. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 58. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 110. 
  6. ^ "Dundy County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 14, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 40°11′N 101°41′W / 40.18°N 101.69°W / 40.18; -101.69