Boone County, Nebraska

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Boone County, Nebraska
Boone County, Nebraska courthouse from NW.JPG
Boone County Courthouse in Albion
Map of Nebraska highlighting Boone County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1871
Named forDaniel Boone
SeatAlbion
Largest cityAlbion
Area
 • Total687 sq mi (1,779 km2)
 • Land687 sq mi (1,779 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)5,352
 • Density7.8/sq mi (3.0/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.boone.ne.us

Boone County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 5,505.[1] Its county seat is Albion.[2] The county was organized in 1871[3] and named after Daniel Boone.[4]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Boone County is represented by the prefix 23 (it had the 23rd-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 687 square miles (1,780 km2), of which 687 square miles (1,780 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.[5]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18804,170
18908,683108.2%
190011,68934.6%
191013,14512.5%
192014,1467.6%
193014,7384.2%
194012,127−17.7%
195010,721−11.6%
19609,134−14.8%
19708,190−10.3%
19807,391−9.8%
19906,667−9.8%
20006,259−6.1%
20105,505−12.0%
Est. 20175,352[6]−2.8%
US Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[11] there were 6,259 people, 2,454 households, and 1,700 families in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,733 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.25% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.6% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 5.9% Polish, 5.3% Norwegian and 5.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,454 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.11.

29.10% of the population is under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,444, and the median income for a family was $38,226. Males had a median income of $26,779 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,831. About 8.30% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 11.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

Politics[edit]

Boone County voters have been strongly Republican for decades. In only one national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 79.1% 2,299 14.3% 414 6.6% 192
2012 76.2% 2,138 21.9% 615 1.9% 53
2008 72.0% 2,042 26.2% 742 1.8% 52
2004 79.8% 2,309 18.9% 546 1.4% 40
2000 76.7% 2,196 20.1% 575 3.2% 91
1996 57.6% 1,695 27.4% 806 15.0% 440
1992 50.2% 1,589 19.1% 604 30.7% 972
1988 68.6% 2,160 31.0% 976 0.4% 14
1984 78.0% 2,508 21.5% 690 0.5% 17
1980 72.1% 2,598 21.3% 769 6.6% 236
1976 59.2% 2,035 38.7% 1,329 2.1% 73
1972 73.2% 2,406 26.9% 883
1968 64.0% 2,179 27.4% 934 8.6% 291
1964 49.8% 1,893 50.2% 1,905
1960 64.5% 2,809 35.5% 1,547
1956 70.3% 3,021 29.7% 1,277
1952 72.9% 3,453 27.1% 1,283
1948 55.7% 2,235 44.3% 1,778
1944 63.3% 2,865 36.8% 1,665
1940 62.3% 3,334 37.7% 2,014
1936 45.3% 2,728 51.4% 3,095 3.4% 202
1932 29.6% 1,862 69.3% 4,360 1.1% 69
1928 62.6% 3,816 37.1% 2,260 0.4% 23
1924 36.4% 2,013 32.2% 1,782 31.5% 1,742
1920 66.0% 3,108 31.0% 1,461 3.0% 142
1916 37.0% 1,225 60.6% 2,005 2.4% 78
1912 19.3% 570 46.1% 1,360 34.6% 1,023
1908 49.1% 1,580 49.2% 1,583 1.6% 52
1904 63.7% 1,823 16.5% 471 19.8% 567
1900 52.3% 1,524 45.8% 1,336 1.9% 55

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 19.
  4. ^ History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 41°42′N 98°04′W / 41.70°N 98.06°W / 41.70; -98.06