Hall County, Nebraska
|Named for||Augustus Hall|
|Largest city||Grand Island|
|• Total||552 sq mi (1,430 km2)|
|• Land||546 sq mi (1,410 km2)|
|• Water||5.9 sq mi (15 km2) 1.1%%|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||112.7/sq mi (43.5/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Hall County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 58,607, making it Nebraska's fourth-most populous county. Its county seat is Grand Island. The county was formed in 1858; it was named for Augustus Hall, an early judge of this territory.
Hall County is part of the Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area.
In the Nebraska license plate system, Hall County is represented by the prefix 8. Hall County had the eighth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922.
The Platte River flows northeastward across the lower portion of Hall County; the South Loup River flows northeastward across the NW corner of the county; both flowing to their eventual drainage into the Missouri River.
Hall County has the highest density of tornado activity in Nebraska, with 121 tornadoes per 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2), about 4 times the state average.
- Cheyenne State Recreation Area
- Cornhusker State Wildlife Management Area
- Denman Island State Wildlife Management Area (part)
- Hannon Federal Waterfowl Production Area
- Loch Linda State Wildlife Management Area
- Martins Reach State Wildlife Management Area
- Mormon Island State Recreation Area
- Wood River West State Wildlife Management Area
|US Decennial Census|
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 53,534 people, 20,356 households, and 14,086 families in the county. The population density was 98 people per square mile (38/km2). There were 21,574 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (15/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.67% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 8.19% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 14.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 20,356 households, out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.
The county population contained 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $36,972, and the median income for a family was $43,963. Males had a median income of $29,158 versus $20,576 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,386. 12.00% of the population and 9.20% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.50% of those under the age of 18 and 8.30% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
Hall County has been a Republican Party stronghold for most of its history at the presidential level. In only four presidential elections from 1880 to the present has a Democratic Party candidate carried the county, the most recent being Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.
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