Nance County, Nebraska

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Nance County
Nance County courthouse in Fullerton
Nance County courthouse in Fullerton
Map of Nebraska highlighting Nance 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°23′N 97°59′W / 41.39°N 97.99°W / 41.39; -97.99
Country United States
State Nebraska
Founded1879
Named forAlbinus Nance
SeatFullerton
Largest cityFullerton
Area
 • Total448 sq mi (1,160 km2)
 • Land442 sq mi (1,140 km2)
 • Water6.6 sq mi (17 km2)  1.50%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
3,607
 • Density8.15/sq mi (3.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.co.nance.ne.us

Nance County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,735.[1] Its county seat is Fullerton.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Nance County is represented by the prefix 58 (it had the fifty-eighth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

The land that comprises Nance County was originally part of the Pawnee Reservation, created in 1857 when the Pawnee Indians signed a treaty with the United States ceding its lands in exchange for the reservation.[3] After Nebraska gained statehood in March 1867, the state government extinguished the tribe's rights to their land, sold the land and used the proceeds to defray expenses to obtain lands elsewhere for the Indians.[4] In the mid-1870s the remainder of the reservation was sold, and in 1876 the tribe was relocated to its present-day location in central Oklahoma.[5][6] The boundaries for Nance County were approved in 1879. It was named for Governor Albinus Nance.[7]

Nearly all the land in Nance County was purchased by settlers or by investors for resale, instead of the homestead provisions common to most of Nebraska.[3]

Geography[edit]

The terrain of Nance County consists of rolling hills, sloping to the northeast.[8] The Loup River flows east-northeastward through the central part of the county. The Cedar River flows southeastward to discharge into the Loup River near Fullerton.[9] The county has a total area of 448 square miles (1,160 km2), of which 442 square miles (1,140 km2) is land and 6.6 square miles (17 km2) (1.5%) is water.[10]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
187044
18801,2122,654.5%
18905,773376.3%
19008,22242.4%
19108,9268.6%
19208,712−2.4%
19308,7180.1%
19407,653−12.2%
19506,512−14.9%
19605,635−13.5%
19705,142−8.7%
19804,740−7.8%
19904,275−9.8%
20004,038−5.5%
20103,735−7.5%
Est. 20173,607[11]−3.4%
US Decennial Census[12]
1790-1960[13] 1900-1990[14]
1990-2000[15] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 4,038 people, 1,577 households, and 1,107 families in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 1,787 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.39% White, 0.37% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,577 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05.

The county population contained 27.90% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,267, and the median income for a family was $38,717. Males had a median income of $25,349 versus $19,044 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,886. About 10.20% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Village[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Politics[edit]

Nance County voters are reliably Republican. In only one national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 77.8% 1,261 17.3% 281 4.9% 79
2012 68.2% 1,106 29.7% 481 2.1% 34
2008 65.4% 1,116 32.2% 549 2.5% 42
2004 71.5% 1,237 26.5% 459 2.0% 35
2000 66.4% 1,105 29.9% 497 3.8% 63
1996 51.7% 892 33.9% 585 14.3% 247
1992 42.8% 851 28.1% 559 29.0% 577
1988 59.6% 1,185 39.9% 794 0.6% 11
1984 72.1% 1,393 27.2% 525 0.7% 13
1980 67.3% 1,442 26.2% 561 6.5% 140
1976 53.1% 1,121 44.3% 936 2.7% 56
1972 68.8% 1,413 31.2% 641
1968 60.8% 1,316 31.3% 677 7.9% 172
1964 46.6% 1,155 53.4% 1,323
1960 62.7% 1,699 37.3% 1,012
1956 69.6% 1,779 30.5% 779
1952 73.8% 2,112 26.2% 751
1948 56.8% 1,339 43.2% 1,019
1944 60.4% 1,697 39.6% 1,113
1940 57.8% 1,963 42.2% 1,435
1936 46.2% 1,770 52.5% 2,012 1.3% 49
1932 31.6% 1,156 67.7% 2,479 0.7% 26
1928 63.3% 2,299 36.3% 1,318 0.4% 16
1924 47.4% 1,574 34.1% 1,130 18.5% 615
1920 69.5% 1,877 27.6% 746 2.9% 78
1916 43.6% 930 54.6% 1,165 1.9% 40
1912 32.7% 630 37.2% 716 30.2% 581
1908 52.6% 1,082 45.0% 926 2.5% 51
1904 66.3% 1,198 17.2% 311 16.5% 298
1900 54.8% 1,091 42.8% 853 2.4% 48

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Fullerton--Nance County". Nebraska...Our Towns. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  4. ^ (1902) "Kennard v. State of Nebraska, 186 U.S. 304 (1902)", FindLaw.
  5. ^ "History-Introduction", Pawnee Nation. Retrieved 11/29/08.
  6. ^ Boughter, J.A. (2004) Major Frank North. Scarecrow Press. p. 141.
  7. ^ "Nance County". Archived 19 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine Nebraska Association of County Officials. Archived 5 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  8. ^ Nance County NE (Google Maps - find altitude. Referenced 25 January 2019)
  9. ^ Nance County NE Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  10. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  12. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  13. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  14. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  15. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  16. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  17. ^ Election Results

Coordinates: 41°23′N 97°59′W / 41.39°N 97.99°W / 41.39; -97.99