Thayer County, Nebraska

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Thayer County, Nebraska
Thayer County, Nebraska courthouse from E 1.JPG
Thayer County Courthouse in Hebron
Map of Nebraska highlighting Thayer County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1871
Named for John Milton Thayer
Seat Hebron
Largest city Hebron
Area
 • Total 575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Land 574 sq mi (1,487 km2)
 • Water 1.2 sq mi (3 km2), 0.2%
Population
 • (2010) 5,228
 • Density 9.1/sq mi (4/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Cetnral
Website www.thayercounty.ne.gov

Thayer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,228.[1] Its county seat is Hebron.[2] The county was created in 1856 and originally named Jefferson County. It was later organized in 1870-1871 and renamed for the General and Governor John Milton Thayer.[3][4][5][6]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Thayer County is represented by the prefix 32 (it had the thirty-second-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 (1,490 km2), of which 574 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.2%) is water.[7]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 6,113
1890 12,738 108.4%
1900 14,325 12.5%
1910 14,775 3.1%
1920 13,976 −5.4%
1930 13,684 −2.1%
1940 12,262 −10.4%
1950 10,563 −13.9%
1960 9,118 −13.7%
1970 7,779 −14.7%
1980 7,582 −2.5%
1990 6,635 −12.5%
2000 6,055 −8.7%
2010 5,228 −13.7%
Est. 2013 5,189 −0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 6,055 people, 2,541 households, and 1,689 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,828 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.70% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,541 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 5.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 24.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,740, and the median income for a family was $38,346. Males had a median income of $26,964 versus $18,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,043. About 7.60% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

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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. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 138. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey Reconnaissance Survey Final Report of Thayer County, Nebraska". Nebraska State Historical Society. August 1, 1991. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Thayer County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 40°11′N 97°35′W / 40.18°N 97.59°W / 40.18; -97.59