Garfield County, Nebraska

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Garfield County, Nebraska
Garfield County Courthouse (Nebraska) from W.JPG
Garfield County Courthouse in Burwell
Map of Nebraska highlighting Garfield County
Location in the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1884
Named for James A. Garfield
Seat Burwell
Largest city Burwell
Area
 • Total 571 sq mi (1,479 km2)
 • Land 570 sq mi (1,476 km2)
 • Water 1.6 sq mi (4 km2), 0.3%
Population
 • (2010) 2,049
 • Density 3.6/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.garfieldcounty.ne.gov

Garfield County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,049.[1] Its county seat is Burwell.[2] The county was organized in 1884 and named for James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States.[3]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Garfield County is represented by the prefix 83 (it had the 83rd-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 571 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 570 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,659
1900 2,127 28.2%
1910 3,417 60.6%
1920 3,496 2.3%
1930 3,207 −8.3%
1940 3,444 7.4%
1950 2,912 −15.4%
1960 2,699 −7.3%
1970 2,411 −10.7%
1980 2,363 −2.0%
1990 2,141 −9.4%
2000 1,902 −11.2%
2010 2,049 7.7%
Est. 2016 2,011 [5] −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 1,902 people, 813 households, and 529 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,021 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.79% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 813 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 3.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.90% were non-families. 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 4.40% from 18 to 24, 20.50% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, and 24.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,407, and the median income for a family was $34,762. Males had a median income of $24,563 versus $16,146 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,368. About 9.70% of families and 12.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.50% of those under age 18 and 18.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.8% 821 12.4% 121 3.9% 38
2012 81.8% 769 15.9% 149 2.3% 22
2008 77.7% 800 20.6% 212 1.8% 18
2004 79.3% 806 19.3% 196 1.5% 15
2000 74.6% 718 21.0% 202 4.5% 43
1996 63.3% 625 25.2% 249 11.5% 114
1992 54.7% 595 20.3% 221 24.9% 271
1988 76.0% 803 22.1% 234 1.9% 20
1984 81.4% 899 17.8% 196 0.8% 9
1980 73.2% 811 21.5% 238 5.3% 59
1976 64.8% 726 30.6% 343 4.6% 52
1972 81.2% 903 18.8% 209
1968 76.4% 797 17.6% 183 6.0% 63
1964 61.2% 761 38.8% 483
1960 77.4% 1,047 22.6% 305
1956 78.1% 936 21.9% 262
1952 80.5% 1,042 19.5% 253
1948 56.4% 702 43.6% 542
1944 68.7% 896 31.3% 408
1940 66.4% 1,053 33.6% 533
1936 50.4% 744 47.2% 697 2.4% 35
1932 43.9% 622 54.7% 775 1.4% 20
1928 83.0% 1,180 16.5% 235 0.4% 6
1924 59.1% 757 19.6% 251 21.3% 272
1920 64.3% 611 26.5% 252 9.2% 87
1916 37.4% 302 52.8% 426 9.8% 79
1912 23.7% 192 28.9% 234 47.5% 385
1908 48.2% 368 47.5% 363 4.3% 33
1904 67.4% 406 14.0% 84 18.6% 112
1900 50.5% 251 47.3% 235 2.2% 11

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 134. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 41°53′N 98°59′W / 41.89°N 98.98°W / 41.89; -98.98