Kimball County, Nebraska

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Kimball County, Nebraska
Kimball County Courthouse from N 2.JPG
Kimball County Courthouse in Kimball
Map of Nebraska highlighting Kimball County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1888
Seat Kimball
Largest city Kimball
Area
 • Total 952 sq mi (2,466 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.06%
Population
 • (2010) 3,821
 • Density 5/sq mi (2/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.kimball.ne.us

Kimball County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,821.[1] Its county seat is Kimball.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Kimball County is represented by the prefix 71 (it was the county having the seventy-first-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

Kimball County was formed in 1888. It was named after railroad pioneer Thomas L. Kimball.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 952 square miles (2,466 km2), of which 952 square miles (2,466 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (0.06%) is water.[4] The highest natural point in Nebraska, Panorama Point at 5,424 feet (1,653 m), is located in Kimball County.

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 959
1900 758 −21.0%
1910 1,942 156.2%
1920 4,498 131.6%
1930 4,675 3.9%
1940 3,913 −16.3%
1950 4,283 9.5%
1960 7,975 86.2%
1970 6,009 −24.7%
1980 4,882 −18.8%
1990 4,108 −15.9%
2000 4,089 −0.5%
2010 3,821 −6.6%
Est. 2012 3,783 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,089 people, 1,727 households, and 1,136 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,972 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.99% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 3.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.3% were of German, 12.2% English, 7.9% Irish, 6.1% American and 5.5% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,727 households out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.20% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 21.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,586, and the median income for a family was $35,880. Males had a median income of $28,300 versus $16,863 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,525. About 9.10% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ [1] Retrieved on March 15, 2008.
  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 21, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 41°12′N 103°43′W / 41.20°N 103.71°W / 41.20; -103.71