Hooker County, Nebraska

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Hooker County, Nebraska
Hooker County, Nebraska courthouse from NE 1.JPG
Map of Nebraska highlighting Hooker County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1889
Named for Joseph Hooker
Seat Mullen
Largest village Mullen
Area
 • Total 721 sq mi (1,867 km2)
 • Land 721 sq mi (1,867 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 0.05%
Population
 • (2010) 736
 • Density 1.0/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.hooker.ne.us
Map of Hooker County

Hooker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 736.[1] Its county seat is Mullen.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Hooker County is represented by the prefix 93, because it was the least populated of all 93 counties in the state when the licensing system was established in 1922.[3]

History[edit]

Hooker County was formed in 1889 with the advent of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad into that territory.[4] It was named after General Joseph Hooker.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 721 square miles (1,870 km2), of which 721 square miles (1,870 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.05%) is water.[6]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 426
1900 432 1.4%
1910 981 127.1%
1920 1,378 40.5%
1930 1,180 −14.4%
1940 1,253 6.2%
1950 1,061 −15.3%
1960 1,130 6.5%
1970 939 −16.9%
1980 990 5.4%
1990 793 −19.9%
2000 783 −1.3%
2010 736 −6.0%
Est. 2013 738 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 783 people, 335 households, and 220 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0/km²). There were 440 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.72% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 335 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 3.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.30% were non-families. 33.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the age distribution of the population shows 24.00% under the age of 18, 4.10% from 18 to 24, 21.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 26.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 83.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,868, and the median income for a family was $35,114. Males had a median income of $25,234 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,513. About 4.90% of families and 6.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.30% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results
Year GOP DEM Others
2008 81.1% 355 17.1% 75 1.8% 8
2004 85.0% 392 13.9% 64 1.1% 5
2000 77.5% 317 18.1% 74 4.4% 18
1996 59.9% 308 22.4% 115 17.7% 91
1992 62.2% 283 15.4% 70 22.4% 102
1988 80.3% 378 19.3% 91 0.4% 2
1984 87.8% 433 11.2% 55 1.0% 5
1980 81.8% 386 13.3% 63 4.9% 23
1976 76.3% 326 23.0% 98 0.7% 3
1972 88.3% 394 11.7% 52 0.0% 0
1968 87.9% 350 9.0% 36 3.0% 12
1964 71.0% 335 29.0% 137 0.0% 0
1960 86.2% 443 13.8% 71 0.0% 0

Hooker is a strongly Republican county in presidential elections. The last Democratic candidate to carry Hooker County was Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1932. In all but two presidential elections since 1960, the GOP candidate has carried the county with more than two-thirds of the vote.

Hooker is part of Nebraska's 3rd congressional district, which is held by Republican Adrian Smith.

Communities[edit]

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. ^ "Nebraska Facts and Figures". Nebraska Central Telephone Company. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  4. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Volume 1. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 119. 
  5. ^ [1] Retrieved on March 15, 2008.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 41°53′N 101°08′W / 41.89°N 101.14°W / 41.89; -101.14