Holt County, Nebraska

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Holt County, Nebraska
Holt County, Nebraska courthouse from W.JPG
Holt County Courthouse in O'Neill
Map of Nebraska highlighting Holt County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1876
Named for Joseph Holt
Seat O'Neill
Largest city O'Neill
Area
 • Total 2,417 sq mi (6,260 km2)
 • Land 2,412 sq mi (6,247 km2)
 • Water 5.1 sq mi (13 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 10,435
 • Density 4.3/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.holt.ne.us
Holt County Nebraska Map

Holt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,435.[1] Its county seat is O'Neill.[2]

Holt County is located in the Outback area of Nebraska.[3]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Holt County is represented by the prefix 36 (it had the thirty-sixth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

The county was created by an act of the Nebraska Legislature in 1862 and was later organized in 1876.[4][5][6] It is named for Joseph Holt of Kentucky, who was Postmaster General and Secretary of War under President James Buchanan. It shares its name with Holt County, Missouri, though it is named for a different Holt.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,417 square miles (6,260 km2), of which 2,412 square miles (6,250 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2) (0.2%) is water.[7] It is the fifth-largest county in Nebraska by area.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 3,287
1890 13,672 315.9%
1900 12,224 −10.6%
1910 15,545 27.2%
1920 17,151 10.3%
1930 16,509 −3.7%
1940 16,552 0.3%
1950 14,489 −12.5%
1960 13,722 −5.3%
1970 12,933 −5.7%
1980 13,552 4.8%
1990 12,599 −7.0%
2000 11,551 −8.3%
2010 10,435 −9.7%
Est. 2013 10,449 0.1%
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 11,551 people, 4,608 households, and 3,170 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 5,281 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.86% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 46.0% were of German, 12.5% Irish, 8.6% American, 7.5% English and 5.4% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,608 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 28.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,738, and the median income for a family was $37,463. Males had a median income of $24,681 versus $17,593 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,256. About 9.80% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.00% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Cities[edit]

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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. ^ "About", North Central RC&D. Retrieved 9/17/07.
  4. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 74. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Holt County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 42°28′N 98°47′W / 42.46°N 98.78°W / 42.46; -98.78