Sioux County, Nebraska

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Sioux County, Nebraska
Sioux County, Nebraska courthouse from E.JPG
Sioux County Courthouse in Harrison
Map of Nebraska highlighting Sioux County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1877
Named for Sioux people
Seat Harrison
Largest city Harrison
Area
 • Total 2,067 sq mi (5,354 km2)
 • Land 2,067 sq mi (5,354 km2)
 • Water 1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.04%
Population
 • (2010) 1,311
 • Density 0.6/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Sioux County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,311.[1] Its county seat is Harrison.[2]

Sioux County is included in the Scottsbluff, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Sioux County is represented by the prefix 80 (it had the 80th-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 2,067 square miles (5,354 km²), of which 2,067 square miles (5,352 km²) is land and 1 square mile (2 km²) (0.04%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 699
1890 2,452 250.8%
1900 2,055 −16.2%
1910 5,599 172.5%
1920 4,528 −19.1%
1930 4,667 3.1%
1940 4,001 −14.3%
1950 3,124 −21.9%
1960 2,575 −17.6%
1970 2,034 −21.0%
1980 1,845 −9.3%
1990 1,549 −16.0%
2000 1,475 −4.8%
2010 1,311 −11.1%
Est. 2012 1,315 0.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,475 people, 605 households, and 444 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.9% were of German, 11.3% Irish, 11.0% American and 10.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 605 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.30% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,851, and the median income for a family was $31,406. Males had a median income of $23,409 versus $21,490 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,999. About 11.10% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.40% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Politics and Government[edit]

Sioux County, like almost all counties in western Nebraska, is heavily Republican, giving John McCain(R) 82.38% of its vote, compared to 15.98% for Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election.[6]

Sioux County is in Nebraska's 3rd congressional district which has been represented by Adrian Smith(R) since 2006.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 22, 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 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

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Coordinates: 42°29′N 103°46′W / 42.48°N 103.77°W / 42.48; -103.77