Boyd County, Nebraska

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Boyd County
Boyd County Courthouse in Butte
Boyd County Courthouse in Butte
Map of Nebraska highlighting Boyd County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°54′N 98°46′W / 42.9°N 98.77°W / 42.9; -98.77
Country United States
State Nebraska
FoundedMarch 20, 1891
Named forJames E. Boyd
SeatButte
Largest villageSpencer
Area
 • Total545 sq mi (1,410 km2)
 • Land540 sq mi (1,400 km2)
 • Water4.6 sq mi (12 km2)  0.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
1,977
 • Density3.66/sq mi (1.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.boydcounty.ne.gov

Boyd County is a county in the State of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,099.[1] Its county seat is Butte.[2] The county was formed in 1891[3] and named after James E. Boyd, the Nebraska Governor at the time.[4]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Boyd County is represented by the prefix 63 (it had the 63rd-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

In the 2010 United States Census, three incorporated villages had populations of fewer than 10 people: Anoka, population 6, Gross, population 2, and Monowi, population 1. Monowi was the only incorporated city in the United States with only one resident at the 2010 census.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 545 square miles (1,410 km2), of which 540 square miles (1,400 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (0.8%) is water.[6]

Boyd County is in Nebraska's Outback region.[7]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890695
19007,332955.0%
19108,82620.4%
19208,243−6.6%
19307,169−13.0%
19406,060−15.5%
19504,911−19.0%
19604,513−8.1%
19703,752−16.9%
19803,331−11.2%
19902,835−14.9%
20002,438−14.0%
20102,099−13.9%
Est. 20171,977[8]−5.8%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 2,438 people, 1,014 households, and 670 families in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,406 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.89% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.2% were of German, 10.0% American, 9.3% Czech, 7.8% Irish, 6.9% English and 5.9% Swedish ancestry.

There were 1,014 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 3.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.90% were non-families. 32.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.98.

The county population contained 25.00% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 21.20% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,075, and the median income for a family was $32,000. Males had a median income of $20,859 versus $17,688 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,840. About 12.90% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 85.0% 983 11.1% 128 3.9% 45
2012 81.5% 873 17.6% 188 0.9% 10
2008 75.6% 839 22.5% 250 1.9% 21
2004 79.4% 911 19.9% 228 0.8% 9
2000 75.0% 931 21.3% 265 3.7% 46
1996 58.0% 778 27.7% 372 14.3% 192
1992 47.4% 744 22.5% 353 30.2% 474
1988 65.9% 967 32.7% 480 1.4% 20
1984 78.5% 1,175 20.6% 308 0.9% 13
1980 72.8% 1,261 21.7% 376 5.5% 96
1976 55.1% 1,004 43.5% 792 1.4% 25
1972 73.7% 1,419 26.3% 506 0.0% 0
1968 64.6% 1,250 22.6% 437 12.8% 247
1964 54.8% 1,100 45.2% 908 0.0% 0
1960 64.5% 1,393 35.5% 768 0.0% 0
1956 62.5% 1,414 37.5% 848 0.0% 0
1952 68.6% 1,656 31.4% 757 0.0% 0
1948 50.6% 1,060 49.4% 1,035 0.0% 0
1944 61.9% 1,456 38.1% 895 0.0% 0
1940 62.1% 1,734 37.9% 1,057 0.0% 0
1936 44.5% 1,290 53.6% 1,555 1.9% 55
1932 27.3% 808 71.0% 2,098 1.7% 51
1928 58.7% 1,653 40.6% 1,143 0.7% 19
1924 37.6% 991 19.8% 522 42.7% 1,125
1920 70.0% 1,482 24.9% 527 5.1% 107
1916 47.0% 809 49.5% 852 3.5% 61
1912 16.9% 281 39.2% 651 44.0% 731[14]
1908 50.1% 954 46.8% 891 3.2% 61
1904 64.4% 1,233 17.1% 328 18.5% 355
1900 47.5% 771 48.9% 795 3.6% 59

See also[edit]

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. 21.
  4. ^ History of the Origin of the Place Names in Nine Northwestern States. 1908. p. 12.
  5. ^ Reuters, Monowi, Nebraska, Population: 1.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "About" Archived October 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, North Central RC&D.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  14. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 651 votes, same as Democrat Woodrow Wilson, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 57 votes and Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 23 votes.

Coordinates: 42°54′N 98°46′W / 42.90°N 98.77°W / 42.90; -98.77