Knox County, Nebraska

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Knox County, Nebraska
Knox County Courthouse (Nebraska) from SE 1.JPG
Knox County Courthouse in Center
Map of Nebraska highlighting Knox 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 Henry Knox
Seat Center
Largest city Creighton
Area
 • Total 1,140 sq mi (2,953 km2)
 • Land 1,108 sq mi (2,870 km2)
 • Water 31 sq mi (80 km2), 2.8%
Population
 • (2010) 8,701
 • Density 7.9/sq mi (3/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.knox.ne.us

Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,701.[1] Its county seat is Center.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Knox County is represented by the prefix 12 (it had the twelfth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through the area on 4 September 1804.[citation needed]

The US Treaty with the Ponca tribe was signed at White Paint Creek on 9 June 1825.[citation needed]

Knox County was organized by the Territorial Legislature in 1857, and named L'Eau Qui Court, that being the French name for the river named by the Indians Niobrara--both names meaning, in English, Running Water. The name was changed to Knox by a statute passed February 21, 1873, which took effect April 1, 1873.[3][4]

Knox County was named after Major General Henry Knox.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,140 square miles (3,000 km2), of which 1,108 square miles (2,870 km2) is land and 31 square miles (80 km2) (2.8%) is water.[6]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 152
1870 261 71.7%
1880 3,666 1,304.6%
1890 8,582 134.1%
1900 14,343 67.1%
1910 18,358 28.0%
1920 18,894 2.9%
1930 19,110 1.1%
1940 16,478 −13.8%
1950 14,820 −10.1%
1960 13,300 −10.3%
1970 11,723 −11.9%
1980 11,457 −2.3%
1990 9,534 −16.8%
2000 9,374 −1.7%
2010 8,701 −7.2%
Est. 2013 8,565 −1.6%
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 9,374 people, 3,811 households, and 2,595 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 4,773 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.63% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 7.12% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,811 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 21.90% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 23.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,564, and the median income for a family was $34,073. Males had a median income of $23,373 versus $18,319 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,971. About 12.50% of families and 15.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 13.50% 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. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 88. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey Reconnaissance Survey Final Report of Knox County, Nebraska". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Knox County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  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: 42°38′N 97°53′W / 42.63°N 97.88°W / 42.63; -97.88