Otoe County, Nebraska

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Otoe County, Nebraska
Otoe County, Nebraska courthouse from N 2.JPG
Otoe County Courthouse in Nebraska City
Map of Nebraska highlighting Otoe County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1855
Named forOtoe tribe
SeatNebraska City
Largest cityNebraska City
Area
 • Total619 sq mi (1,603 km2)
 • Land616 sq mi (1,595 km2)
 • Water3.4 sq mi (9 km2), 0.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2015)15,985
 • Density26/sq mi (10/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.otoe.ne.us

Otoe County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 15,740.[1] Its county seat is Nebraska City.[2] The county was formed in 1854, and was named tor the Otoe Indian tribe.[3]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Otoe County is represented by the prefix 11 (it had the eleventh-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

Otoe County lies on the east side of Nebraska. Its east boundary line abuts the west boundary lines of the states of Iowa and Missouri (across the Missouri River). The terrain of Otoe County consists of rolling hills which drop down to the river basin, and rich soil. The area is largely devoted to agriculture (corn, soybeans, milo, wheat, and fruit orchards). The county has a total area of 619 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 616 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) (0.5%) is water.[4]

Otoe County derives its name from the Otoe Indians, who lived in the area.[5]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18604,211
187012,345193.2%
188015,72727.4%
189025,40361.5%
190022,288−12.3%
191019,323−13.3%
192019,4940.9%
193019,9012.1%
194018,994−4.6%
195017,056−10.2%
196016,503−3.2%
197015,576−5.6%
198015,183−2.5%
199014,252−6.1%
200015,3968.0%
201015,7402.2%
Est. 201815,985[6]1.6%
US Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census[11] there were 15,396 people, 6,060 households, and 4,229 families in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,567 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.42% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 2.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,060 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 7.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

The county population contained 26.30% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,302, and the median income for a family was $45,295. Males had a median income of $30,682 versus $21,520 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,752. About 5.90% of families and 8.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.30% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Villages[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Politics[edit]

Otoe County voters are very Republican, as like many rural Nebraskan counties. They have almost always voted against democratic Candidates. The last time they did vote for one, however, was in 1932 for Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.2% 4,860 27.2% 2,025 7.7% 572
2012 61.0% 4,258 36.7% 2,561 2.3% 163
2008 56.9% 4,033 41.1% 2,915 2.0% 144
2004 67.9% 5,018 30.8% 2,275 1.3% 93
2000 62.7% 4,178 33.1% 2,208 4.1% 276
1996 50.6% 3,290 35.0% 2,279 14.4% 936
1992 43.3% 2,960 29.8% 2,038 26.9% 1,840
1988 58.5% 3,724 41.1% 2,616 0.4% 26
1984 70.9% 4,679 28.3% 1,869 0.7% 48
1980 70.3% 4,611 22.4% 1,471 7.3% 477
1976 59.6% 3,715 39.1% 2,436 1.4% 86
1972 73.7% 4,815 26.3% 1,718
1968 66.0% 3,840 25.9% 1,508 8.1% 474
1964 53.4% 3,626 46.6% 3,169
1960 66.5% 5,057 33.5% 2,543
1956 69.7% 5,275 30.3% 2,296
1952 75.8% 6,082 24.2% 1,939
1948 61.8% 4,060 38.3% 2,515
1944 66.5% 5,291 33.5% 2,664
1940 66.5% 5,799 33.5% 2,927
1936 51.0% 4,399 48.3% 4,173 0.7% 62
1932 39.2% 3,119 59.7% 4,752 1.1% 88
1928 62.7% 5,063 36.6% 2,959 0.7% 55
1924 50.1% 3,245 34.1% 2,208 15.8% 1,022
1920 67.6% 3,869 29.2% 1,671 3.2% 182
1916 46.5% 2,121 51.3% 2,344 2.2% 101
1912 22.8% 922 48.1% 1,945 29.0% 1,173
1908 47.3% 2,243 50.8% 2,411 1.9% 89
1904 58.9% 2,616 32.0% 1,420 9.2% 409
1900 52.7% 2,718 45.2% 2,327 2.1% 109

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  5. ^ May, Jon D. (2009). "Otoe-Missouria". Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History & Culture. Archived from the original on 20 July 2010.
  6. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  7. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  12. ^ Election Results

Coordinates: 40°39′N 96°08′W / 40.65°N 96.14°W / 40.65; -96.14