Sioux County, Nebraska

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Sioux County, Nebraska
Sioux County, Nebraska courthouse from E.JPG
Sioux County Courthouse in Harrison
Map of Nebraska highlighting Sioux County
Location in the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1877
Named for Sioux people
Seat Harrison
Largest village Harrison
Area
 • Total 2,067 sq mi (5,354 km2)
 • Land 2,067 sq mi (5,354 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.03%
Population
 • (2010) 1,311
 • Density 0.6/sq mi (0/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Sioux County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,311.[1] Its county seat is Harrison.[2]

Sioux County is included in the Scottsbluff, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Sioux County is represented by the prefix 80 (it had the 80th-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 2,067 square miles (5,350 km2), of which 2,067 square miles (5,350 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.03%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 699
1890 2,452 250.8%
1900 2,055 −16.2%
1910 5,599 172.5%
1920 4,528 −19.1%
1930 4,667 3.1%
1940 4,001 −14.3%
1950 3,124 −21.9%
1960 2,575 −17.6%
1970 2,034 −21.0%
1980 1,845 −9.3%
1990 1,549 −16.0%
2000 1,475 −4.8%
2010 1,311 −11.1%
Est. 2016 1,242 [4] −5.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,475 people, 605 households, and 444 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.9% were of German, 11.3% Irish, 11.0% American and 10.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 605 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.30% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,851, and the median income for a family was $31,406. Males had a median income of $23,409 versus $21,490 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,999. About 11.10% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.40% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.7% 616 11.0% 81 5.3% 39
2012 84.4% 624 13.7% 101 1.9% 14
2008 82.4% 603 16.0% 117 1.6% 12
2004 83.7% 677 15.2% 123 1.1% 9
2000 83.6% 629 13.0% 98 3.3% 25
1996 71.7% 551 18.0% 138 10.3% 79
1992 55.5% 445 18.5% 148 26.1% 209
1988 74.1% 568 25.3% 194 0.7% 5
1984 85.1% 732 14.1% 121 0.8% 7
1980 81.6% 760 12.9% 120 5.6% 52
1976 60.3% 532 37.3% 329 2.5% 22
1972 83.2% 639 16.8% 129
1968 71.4% 565 19.9% 157 8.7% 69
1964 64.8% 698 35.2% 379
1960 64.2% 745 35.8% 415
1956 65.7% 499 34.3% 260
1952 78.5% 1,093 21.5% 300
1948 55.8% 657 44.2% 520
1944 68.2% 876 31.8% 408
1940 63.4% 1,072 36.6% 618
1936 40.7% 674 57.7% 956 1.7% 28
1932 39.1% 667 59.0% 1,006 1.8% 31
1928 72.5% 1,178 26.8% 435 0.7% 11
1924 36.0% 480 11.2% 149 52.8% 704
1920 65.0% 627 26.1% 252 8.9% 86
1916 30.5% 344 65.3% 737 4.2% 47
1912 15.1% 150 37.8% 375 47.0% 466
1908 50.8% 516 45.7% 464 3.5% 35
1904 62.1% 247 27.9% 111 10.1% 40
1900 44.4% 199 55.4% 248 0.2% 1

Sioux County, like almost all counties in western Nebraska, is heavily Republican, giving John McCain(R) 82.38% of its vote, compared to 15.98% for Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election.[11]

Sioux County is in Nebraska's 3rd congressional district which has been represented by Adrian Smith(R) since 2006.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  11. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2011-06-11. 

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Coordinates: 42°29′N 103°46′W / 42.48°N 103.77°W / 42.48; -103.77