Cuming County, Nebraska

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Cuming County, Nebraska
Cuming County Courthouse (Nebraska) from W 1.JPG
Cuming County Courthouse in West Point
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cuming County
Location in the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1857
Named for Thomas B. Cuming
Seat West Point
Largest city West Point
Area
 • Total 575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Land 571 sq mi (1,479 km2)
 • Water 4.0 sq mi (10 km2), 0.7%
Population
 • (2010) 9,139
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.cumingcounty.ne.gov

Cuming County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,139.[1] Its county seat is West Point.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Cuming County is represented by the prefix 24 since it had the 24th largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922.

History[edit]

Cuming County was formed in 1855 and organized in 1857.[3][4] It was named after Thomas B. Cuming, an early governor of this territory.[5]

The courthouse dates from the 1950s.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 575 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 571 square miles (1,480 km2) is land and 4.0 square miles (10 km2) (0.7%) is water.[7]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 67
1870 2,964 4,323.9%
1880 5,569 87.9%
1890 12,265 120.2%
1900 14,584 18.9%
1910 13,782 −5.5%
1920 13,769 −0.1%
1930 14,327 4.1%
1940 13,562 −5.3%
1950 12,994 −4.2%
1960 12,435 −4.3%
1970 12,034 −3.2%
1980 11,664 −3.1%
1990 10,117 −13.3%
2000 10,203 0.9%
2010 9,139 −10.4%
Est. 2016 9,016 [8] −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 10,203 people, 3,945 households, and 2,757 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,283 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.88% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.63% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 5.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 67.4% were of German and 5.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,945 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.70% were married couples living together, 5.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.90% 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 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 102.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,186, and the median income for a family was $38,369. Males had a median income of $26,577 versus $19,246 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,443. About 7.00% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 7.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Townships[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 76.6% 3,122 17.7% 719 5.7% 233
2012 72.3% 2,876 25.9% 1,031 1.7% 69
2008 66.9% 2,732 31.2% 1,274 2.0% 81
2004 76.6% 3,330 22.2% 966 1.2% 53
2000 76.7% 3,232 20.3% 857 3.0% 126
1996 61.6% 2,520 25.3% 1,033 13.2% 538
1992 57.1% 2,713 17.6% 836 25.3% 1,202
1988 71.8% 3,208 27.7% 1,239 0.5% 24
1984 82.9% 3,931 16.4% 779 0.6% 30
1980 78.1% 4,006 15.7% 803 6.3% 322
1976 69.2% 3,303 28.8% 1,374 2.0% 97
1972 78.9% 3,810 21.1% 1,019 0.0% 0
1968 72.6% 3,254 20.9% 935 6.6% 296
1964 57.5% 3,064 42.5% 2,265 0.0% 0
1960 67.5% 3,894 32.6% 1,879 0.0% 0
1956 76.4% 4,223 23.6% 1,302 0.0% 0
1952 80.6% 4,557 19.4% 1,095 0.0% 0
1948 63.9% 2,930 36.1% 1,657 0.0% 0
1944 74.1% 4,008 25.9% 1,401 0.0% 0
1940 73.3% 4,383 26.7% 1,595 0.0% 0
1936 39.0% 2,275 53.3% 3,114 7.7% 451
1932 21.1% 1,191 77.9% 4,391 1.0% 57
1928 48.0% 2,418 51.5% 2,597 0.6% 28
1924 36.7% 1,642 21.9% 981 41.4% 1,850
1920 78.6% 3,177 18.9% 764 2.5% 99
1916 51.0% 1,551 46.9% 1,424 2.1% 64
1912 27.5% 759 53.8% 1,484 18.7% 514
1908 42.2% 1,284 56.6% 1,722 1.1% 34
1904 52.7% 1,490 44.0% 1,244 3.3% 94
1900 43.8% 1,385 55.0% 1,736 1.2% 38

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 44. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cuming County Nebraska Historic Buildings Survey" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. July 2000. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 97. 
  6. ^ Topp, LaRayne M. (2013). Cuming County. Arcadia Publishing. p. 18. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 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". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 41°55′N 96°47′W / 41.92°N 96.79°W / 41.92; -96.79