Wheeler County, Nebraska

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Wheeler County, Nebraska
Wheeler County Courthouse (Nebraska) from NW.JPG
Wheeler County Courthouse in Bartlett
Map of Nebraska highlighting Wheeler County
Location in the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded April 11, 1881
Seat Bartlett
Largest village Bartlett
Area
 • Total 576 sq mi (1,492 km2)
 • Land 575 sq mi (1,489 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1 km2), 0.07%
Population
 • (2010) 818
 • Density 1.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.wheelercounty.ne.gov

Wheeler County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 818.[1] Its county seat is Bartlett.[2] The county was formed in 1877 and organized in 1881.[3][4][5] It was named after Major Daniel H. Wheeler.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Wheeler County is represented by the prefix 84 (it had the 84th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 576 square miles (1,490 km2), of which 575 square miles (1,490 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2) (0.07%) is water.[6]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 644
1890 1,683 161.3%
1900 1,362 −19.1%
1910 2,292 68.3%
1920 2,531 10.4%
1930 2,335 −7.7%
1940 2,170 −7.1%
1950 1,526 −29.7%
1960 1,297 −15.0%
1970 1,051 −19.0%
1980 1,060 0.9%
1990 948 −10.6%
2000 886 −6.5%
2010 818 −7.7%
Est. 2016 776 [7] −5.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 886 people, 352 households, and 243 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.10% White, 0.23% Native American, 0.56% from other races, and 0.11% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 47.4% were of German, 9.4% Irish, 7.8% English, 7.2% Swedish and 7.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 352 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.80% were married couples living together, 3.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 29.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 21.90% from 25 to 44, 25.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,771, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $21,563 versus $17,083 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,355. About 15.40% of families and 20.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.80% of those under age 18 and 16.70% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 81.1% 377 13.3% 62 5.6% 26
2012 77.0% 345 20.8% 93 2.2% 10
2008 75.9% 334 21.8% 96 2.3% 10
2004 80.8% 366 17.9% 81 1.3% 6
2000 77.5% 351 18.8% 85 3.8% 17
1996 57.7% 241 25.4% 106 17.0% 71
1992 53.0% 246 19.0% 88 28.0% 130
1988 67.9% 309 31.0% 141 1.1% 5
1984 78.5% 365 20.9% 97 0.7% 3
1980 74.7% 374 18.6% 93 6.8% 34
1976 62.8% 274 33.5% 146 3.7% 16
1972 81.1% 361 18.9% 84 0.0% 0
1968 64.2% 323 26.0% 131 9.7% 49
1964 56.1% 317 43.9% 248 0.0% 0
1960 64.0% 424 36.1% 239 0.0% 0
1956 64.2% 391 35.8% 218 0.0% 0
1952 66.3% 455 33.7% 231 0.0% 0
1948 44.7% 264 55.3% 327 0.0% 0
1944 55.8% 392 44.2% 310 0.0% 0
1940 53.7% 495 46.3% 427 0.0% 0
1936 38.9% 358 52.6% 484 8.5% 78
1932 24.2% 219 72.6% 658 3.2% 29
1928 64.2% 534 35.2% 293 0.6% 5
1924 27.0% 205 19.1% 145 53.9% 409
1920 57.5% 352 27.0% 165 15.5% 95
1916 33.0% 163 54.7% 270 12.4% 61
1912 14.5% 70 40.2% 194 45.3% 219[14]
1908 45.7% 236 48.7% 252 5.6% 29
1904 53.0% 187 15.9% 56 31.2% 110
1900 42.9% 138 55.9% 180 1.2% 4

See also[edit]

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. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 145. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Wheeler County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  14. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 179 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 37 votes and Prohibition Eugene Chafin received 3 votes.

Coordinates: 41°55′N 98°32′W / 41.92°N 98.53°W / 41.92; -98.53