Garfield County, Nebraska

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Garfield County, Nebraska
Garfield County Courthouse (Nebraska) from W.JPG
Garfield County Courthouse in Burwell
Map of Nebraska highlighting Garfield 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 James A. Garfield
Seat Burwell
Largest city Burwell
Area
 • Total 571 sq mi (1,479 km2)
 • Land 570 sq mi (1,476 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.23%
Population
 • (2010) 2,049
 • Density 3/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.garfieldcounty.ne.gov

Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,049.[1] Its county seat is Burwell.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Garfield County is represented by the prefix 83 (it had the eighty-third-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

Garfield County was organized in 1884. It is named for James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,478.9 km2), of which 570 square miles (1,476.3 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.23%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,659
1900 2,127 28.2%
1910 3,417 60.6%
1920 3,496 2.3%
1930 3,207 −8.3%
1940 3,444 7.4%
1950 2,912 −15.4%
1960 2,699 −7.3%
1970 2,411 −10.7%
1980 2,363 −2.0%
1990 2,141 −9.4%
2000 1,902 −11.2%
2010 2,049 7.7%
Est. 2012 2,007 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,902 people, 813 households, and 529 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,021 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.79% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 813 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 3.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.90% were non-families. 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 4.40% from 18 to 24, 20.50% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 24.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,407, and the median income for a family was $34,762. Males had a median income of $24,563 versus $16,146 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,368. About 9.70% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 134. 
  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 20, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°53′N 98°59′W / 41.89°N 98.98°W / 41.89; -98.98