Johnson County, Nebraska

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Johnson County, Nebraska
Johnson County, Nebraska courthouse from W 2.JPG
Johnson County Courthouse in Tecumseh
Map of Nebraska highlighting Johnson County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Named for Richard Mentor Johnson
Seat Tecumseh
Largest city Tecumseh
Area
 • Total 377 sq mi (976 km2)
 • Land 376 sq mi (974 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 5,217
 • Density 14/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.johnson.ne.us

Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,217.[1] Its county seat is Tecumseh.[2] The county was formed in 1855 and later organized in 1857.[3][4][5] It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.[6]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Johnson County is represented by the prefix 57 (it had the fifty-seventh-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 377 square miles (980 km2), of which 376 square miles (970 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.2%) is water.[7] It is the fourth-smallest county in Nebraska by area.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 528
1870 3,429 549.4%
1880 7,595 121.5%
1890 10,333 36.1%
1900 11,197 8.4%
1910 10,187 −9.0%
1920 8,940 −12.2%
1930 9,157 2.4%
1940 8,662 −5.4%
1950 7,251 −16.3%
1960 6,281 −13.4%
1970 5,743 −8.6%
1980 5,285 −8.0%
1990 4,673 −11.6%
2000 4,488 −4.0%
2010 5,217 16.2%
Est. 2013 5,144 −1.4%
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 4,488 people, 1,887 households, and 1,254 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,116 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.54% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 2.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,887 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,460, and the median income for a family was $41,000. Males had a median income of $26,282 versus $20,799 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,437. About 6.70% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 11.10% 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. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 82. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Reconnaissance Level Survey for: Johnson County Nebraska Historic Building Survey". Nebraska State Historical Society. 2010. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Johnson County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 169. 
  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. 

Coordinates: 40°24′N 96°16′W / 40.40°N 96.27°W / 40.40; -96.27