Grant County, Nebraska

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Grant County, Nebraska
Grant County, Nebraska courthouse from NE 2.JPG
Grant County Courthouse in Hyannis
Map of Nebraska highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded March 31, 1887
Named for Ulysses S. Grant
Seat Hyannis
Largest village Hyannis
Area
 • Total 783 sq mi (2,028 km2)
 • Land 776 sq mi (2,010 km2)
 • Water 7.0 sq mi (18 km2), 0.9%
Population
 • (2010) 614
 • Density 0.8/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 614,[1] making it the fourth-least populous county in Nebraska and the ninth-least populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Hyannis.[2] The county was founded in 1887 and named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.[3]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Grant County is represented by the prefix 92 (it had the ninety-second-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 783 square miles (2,030 km2), of which 776 square miles (2,010 km2) is land and 7.0 square miles (18 km2) (0.9%) is water.[4]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 458
1900 763 66.6%
1910 1,097 43.8%
1920 1,486 35.5%
1930 1,427 −4.0%
1940 1,327 −7.0%
1950 1,057 −20.3%
1960 1,009 −4.5%
1970 1,019 1.0%
1980 877 −13.9%
1990 769 −12.3%
2000 747 −2.9%
2010 614 −17.8%
Est. 2013 633 3.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 747 people, 292 households, and 226 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.95 people per square mile (0.37/km²). There were 449 housing units at an average density of 0.57 per square mile (0.22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.80% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.80% from other races. 1.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 292 households out of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.50% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 5.20% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 27.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 114.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,821, and the median income for a family was $37,011. Males had a median income of $26,319 versus $14,417 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,815. About 8.20% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.70% of those under age 18 and 0.00% 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 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. 141. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°55′N 101°44′W / 41.92°N 101.74°W / 41.92; -101.74