Perkins County, Nebraska

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Perkins County, Nebraska
Perkins County, Nebraska courthouse from NE 4.JPG
Map of Nebraska highlighting Perkins County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1887
Named for Charles Elliott Perkins
Seat Grant
Largest city Grant
Area
 • Total 884 sq mi (2,290 km2)
 • Land 883 sq mi (2,287 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population
 • (2010) 2,970
 • Density 3.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.co.perkins.ne.us

Perkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,970.[1] Its county seat is Grant.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Perkins County is represented by the prefix 74 (it had the seventy-fourth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

Perkins County was organized in 1887. It is believed to have been named after Charles E. Perkins, the president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 884 square miles (2,290 km2), of which 883 square miles (2,290 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.[4]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 4,364
1900 1,702 −61.0%
1910 2,570 51.0%
1920 3,967 54.4%
1930 5,834 47.1%
1940 5,197 −10.9%
1950 4,809 −7.5%
1960 4,189 −12.9%
1970 3,423 −18.3%
1980 3,637 6.3%
1990 3,367 −7.4%
2000 3,200 −5.0%
2010 2,970 −7.2%
Est. 2013 2,921 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 3,200 people, 1,275 households, and 893 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.69% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 1.34% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,275 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.90% were married couples living together, 4.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,205, and the median income for a family was $42,112. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $19,881 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,830. About 9.50% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 8.90% 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. ^ "Archives Record: Perkins County, Nebraska". Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved 2013-09-14.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 40°50′N 101°40′W / 40.84°N 101.66°W / 40.84; -101.66