Hall County, Nebraska

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Hall County
Hall County Courthouse in Grand Island
Hall County Courthouse in Grand Island
Map of Nebraska highlighting Hall County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°52′N 98°30′W / 40.87°N 98.5°W / 40.87; -98.5
Country United States
State Nebraska
Founded1858
Named forAugustus Hall
SeatGrand Island
Largest cityGrand Island
Area
 • Total552 sq mi (1,430 km2)
 • Land546 sq mi (1,410 km2)
 • Water5.9 sq mi (15 km2)  1.1%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
61,519
 • Density112.7/sq mi (43.5/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.hallcountyne.gov

Hall County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 58,607,[1] making it Nebraska's fourth-most populous county. Its county seat is Grand Island.[2] The county was formed in 1858; it was named for Augustus Hall, an early judge of this territory.[3]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 552 square miles (1,430 km2), of which 546 square miles (1,410 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (1.1%) is water.[4]

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.

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

  • Cheyenne State Recreation Area[5]
  • Cornhusker State Wildlife Management Area[6]
  • Denman Island State Wildlife Management Area (part)[7]
  • Hannon Federal Waterfowl Production Area[8]
  • Loch Linda State Wildlife Management Area[9]
  • Martins Reach State Wildlife Management Area[10]
  • Mormon Island State Recreation Area[11]
  • Wood River West State Wildlife Management Area[12]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860116
18701,057811.2%
18808,572711.0%
189016,51392.6%
190017,2064.2%
191020,36118.3%
192023,72016.5%
193027,11714.3%
194027,5231.5%
195032,18616.9%
196035,75711.1%
197042,85119.8%
198047,69011.3%
199048,9252.6%
200053,5349.4%
201058,6079.5%
Est. 201761,519[13]5.0%
US Decennial Census[14]
1790-1960[15] 1900-1990[16]
1990-2000[17] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[18] 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.

Communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Hall County has been a Republican Party stronghold for most of its history at the presidential level. In only four presidential elections from 1900 to the present has a Democratic Party candidate carried the county, the most recent being Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

Presidential election results
Presidential election results[20]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.3% 14,408 28.5% 6,282 6.2% 1,370
2012 62.5% 12,646 35.4% 7,161 2.1% 422
2008 61.0% 12,977 36.9% 7,855 2.1% 439
2004 69.0% 14,592 29.4% 6,228 1.6% 334
2000 63.6% 11,803 32.1% 5,952 4.3% 791
1996 52.5% 10,183 34.6% 6,708 13.0% 2,525
1992 44.7% 9,341 26.6% 5,558 28.8% 6,014
1988 63.4% 12,062 36.0% 6,853 0.6% 108
1984 73.5% 13,193 25.9% 4,655 0.6% 108
1980 68.1% 12,166 24.8% 4,422 7.1% 1,269
1976 62.9% 10,935 35.0% 6,079 2.1% 372
1972 72.3% 10,987 27.7% 4,218
1968 61.0% 8,457 33.0% 4,571 6.0% 833
1964 44.8% 6,715 55.2% 8,273
1960 64.0% 9,763 36.0% 5,496
1956 66.5% 9,536 33.6% 4,815
1952 69.4% 10,435 30.6% 4,608
1948 55.4% 5,694 44.6% 4,590
1944 61.6% 7,651 38.4% 4,768
1940 61.3% 7,412 38.7% 4,687
1936 43.6% 5,146 53.3% 6,295 3.1% 369
1932 35.7% 3,743 59.7% 6,266 4.6% 483
1928 66.6% 6,862 32.9% 3,391 0.5% 53
1924 47.4% 4,040 21.9% 1,863 30.8% 2,622
1920 66.3% 4,719 24.2% 1,724 9.6% 680
1916 48.5% 2,555 47.2% 2,483 4.3% 226
1912 23.7% 1,047 47.3% 2,085 29.0% 1,280
1908 47.9% 2,241 47.6% 2,229 4.5% 211
1904 65.7% 2,508 21.4% 817 12.9% 493
1900 52.2% 2,017 45.7% 1,766 2.2% 85

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 147.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  5. ^ Cheyenne State Recreation Area, Wood River NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  6. ^ Cornhusker State Wildlife Management Area, Grand Island NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  7. ^ Denman Island State Wildlife Management Area, Wood River NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  8. ^ Hannon Federal Waterfowl Production Area, Wood River NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  9. ^ Loch Linda State Wildlife Management Area, Grand Island NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  10. ^ Martins Reach State Wildlife Management Area, Wood River NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  11. ^ Mormon Island State Recreation Area Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  12. ^ Wood River West State Wildlife Management Area, Wood River NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  13. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  14. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  15. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  16. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  17. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  18. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  19. ^ Cameron NE Google Maps (accessed 21 January 2019)
  20. ^ Election Results

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°52′N 98°30′W / 40.87°N 98.50°W / 40.87; -98.50