Madison County, Nebraska

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Madison County, Nebraska
Madison County Courthouse (Nebraska) 2.JPG
Madison County courthouse in Madison
Map of Nebraska highlighting Madison County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1867
Seat Madison
Largest city Norfolk
Area
 • Total 575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Land 573 sq mi (1,484 km2)
 • Water 2 sq mi (5 km2), 0.43%
Population
 • (2010) 34,876
 • Density 62/sq mi (24/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.madison.ne.us

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,876.[1] Its county seat is Madison.[2]

Madison County is part of the Norfolk, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Madison County is represented by the prefix 7 (the county had the seventh-largest number of vehicles registered in the state 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 575 square miles (1,489 km²), of which 573 square miles (1,483 km²) is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (0.43%) is water.[3]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,133
1880 5,589 393.3%
1890 13,669 144.6%
1900 16,976 24.2%
1910 19,101 12.5%
1920 22,511 17.9%
1930 26,037 15.7%
1940 24,269 −6.8%
1950 24,338 0.3%
1960 25,145 3.3%
1970 27,402 9.0%
1980 31,382 14.5%
1990 32,655 4.1%
2000 35,226 7.9%
2010 34,876 −1.0%
Est. 2012 35,031 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 35,226 people, 13,436 households, and 8,894 families residing in the county. The population density was 62 people per square mile (24/km²). There were 14,432 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.35% White, 0.94% Black or African American, 1.19% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.06% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 8.64% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,436 households out of which 33.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 11.60% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,807, and the median income for a family was $45,073. Males had a median income of $30,631 versus $21,343 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,804. About 7.50% of families and 11.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.00% of those under age 18 and 11.50% of those age 65 or over.

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See also[edit]

Coordinates: 41°55′N 97°36′W / 41.92°N 97.60°W / 41.92; -97.60

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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.