Butler County, Nebraska

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Butler County
Butler County Courthouse in David City
Butler County Courthouse in David City
Map of Nebraska highlighting Butler County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°13′N 97°08′W / 41.22°N 97.13°W / 41.22; -97.13
Country United States
State Nebraska
Founded1856 (authorized)
1868 (organized)
Named forDavid Butler
SeatDavid City
Largest cityDavid City
Area
 • Total591 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 • Land585 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2)  1.0%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
8,053
 • Density13.8/sq mi (5.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.co.butler.ne.us

Butler County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 8,395.[1] Its county seat is David City.[2] The county was created in 1856[3] and organized in 1868.[4][5]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Butler County is represented by the prefix 25 (when the license plate system was established in 1922, it had the 25th-largest number of vehicles registered of all counties in the state).

In 2010, Nebraska's center of population was in Butler County, near the village of Rising City.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 591 square miles (1,530 km2), of which 585 square miles (1,520 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (1.0%) is water.[7]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
186027
18701,2904,677.8%
18809,194612.7%
189015,45468.1%
190015,7031.6%
191015,403−1.9%
192014,606−5.2%
193014,410−1.3%
194013,106−9.0%
195011,432−12.8%
196010,312−9.8%
19709,461−8.3%
19809,330−1.4%
19908,601−7.8%
20008,7671.9%
20108,395−4.2%
Est. 20178,053[8]−4.1%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[13] there were 8,767 people, 3,426 households, and 2,350 families in the county. The population density was 15 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,901 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.38% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 1.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.1% were of German and 32.0% Czech ancestry.

There were 3,426 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 28.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.13.

The county population contained 27.90% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 22.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,331, and the median income for a family was $44,441. Males had a median income of $28,856 versus $20,979 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,394. About 4.80% of families and 8.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 9.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Ghost towns[edit]

Townships[edit]

Politics[edit]

Butler County voters have been reliably Republican for decades. No Democratic Party candidate has carried the county in any national election since 1976.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 77.3% 3,079 17.4% 691 5.3% 211
2012 71.0% 2,738 27.1% 1,045 2.0% 76
2008 66.6% 2,557 31.0% 1,190 2.4% 92
2004 72.4% 3,016 25.6% 1,068 2.0% 84
2000 68.9% 2,638 26.9% 1,028 4.2% 162
1996 55.3% 2,042 29.7% 1,099 15.0% 555
1992 45.4% 1,884 26.2% 1,089 28.4% 1,181
1988 54.6% 2,086 44.9% 1,715 0.5% 18
1984 67.6% 2,557 31.5% 1,193 0.9% 35
1980 66.1% 2,596 28.3% 1,112 5.6% 221
1976 42.4% 1,809 54.7% 2,337 2.9% 125
1972 55.9% 2,301 44.1% 1,812
1968 46.8% 1,646 43.9% 1,544 9.2% 324
1964 35.4% 1,642 64.6% 2,993
1960 45.1% 2,253 54.9% 2,742
1956 56.1% 2,864 43.9% 2,244
1952 63.9% 3,459 36.1% 1,954
1948 44.7% 2,105 55.3% 2,605
1944 46.0% 2,493 54.0% 2,922
1940 47.8% 2,966 52.3% 3,246
1936 35.3% 2,442 63.0% 4,360 1.8% 124
1932 27.6% 1,712 71.8% 4,456 0.6% 35
1928 45.7% 2,930 54.0% 3,465 0.4% 23
1924 44.8% 2,435 45.0% 2,444 10.2% 555
1920 55.2% 2,478 42.8% 1,918 2.0% 90
1916 31.9% 1,120 66.4% 2,332 1.7% 59
1912 25.4% 823 54.2% 1,756 20.4% 660
1908 39.2% 1,412 59.2% 2,129 1.6% 58
1904 50.8% 1,723 37.7% 1,278 11.5% 390
1900 40.0% 1,481 57.9% 2,147 2.1% 78

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, Lilian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 28. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Butler County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "Centers of Population by State: 2010". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  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. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  14. ^ Election Results

Coordinates: 41°13′N 97°08′W / 41.22°N 97.13°W / 41.22; -97.13