Pierce County, Nebraska
|Pierce County, Nebraska|
Pierce County courthouse in Pierce
Location in the state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
563 sq mi (1,458 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.23%
13/sq mi (5/km²)
In the Nebraska license plate system, Pierce County is represented by the prefix 40 (it had the fortieth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km²), of which, 574 square miles (1,486 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.
Major highways 
Adjacent counties 
- Cedar County, Nebraska - (Northeast)
- Wayne County, Nebraska - (East)
- Madison County, Nebraska - (South)
- Antelope County, Nebraska - (West)
- Knox County, Nebraska - (North)
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Population by decade
1870 - 152
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,857 people, 2,979 households, and 2,141 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,247 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.65% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,979 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.40% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the county the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $32,239, and the median income for a family was $40,500. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $20,237 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,980. About 8.80% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and villages 
See also 
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Pierce County History". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved 2009-12-19.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.