Greeley County, Nebraska

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Greeley County, Nebraska
Greeley County Courthouse (Nebraska) from W 1.JPG
Greeley County Courthouse in Greeley, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Greeley County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded1871
SeatGreeley
Largest citySpalding
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

571 sq mi (1,479 km²)
570 sq mi (1,476 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

2,714
3/sq mi (1/km²)
Websitewww.greeleycounty.ne.gov/
 
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Greeley County, Nebraska
Greeley County Courthouse (Nebraska) from W 1.JPG
Greeley County Courthouse in Greeley, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Greeley County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the U.S. highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded1871
SeatGreeley
Largest citySpalding
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

571 sq mi (1,479 km²)
570 sq mi (1,476 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

2,714
3/sq mi (1/km²)
Websitewww.greeleycounty.ne.gov/

Greeley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 2,714. Its county seat is Greeley[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Greeley County is represented by the prefix 62 (it had the sixty-second-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 571 square miles (1,478.9 km2), of which 570 square miles (1,476.3 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.15%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Greeley County was formed in 1871. It was named after Horace Greeley,[2] a newspaper editor and politician of the mid-19th century.

Demographics

Greeley County
Population by decade

1880 - 1,461
1890 - 4,869
1900 - 5,691
1910 - 8,047
1920 - 8,685
1930 - 8,442
1940 - 6,845
1950 - 5,575
1960 - 4,595
1970 - 4,000
1980 - 3,462
1990 - 3,006
2000 - 2,714

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,714 people, 1,077 households, and 734 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,199 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.94% White, 0.66% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,077 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.80% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.90% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 21.60% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 23.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,375, and the median income for a family was $34,159. Males had a median income of $22,036 versus $17,056 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,731. About 11.90% of families and 14.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.10% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

57.4% of the county's 1,794 registered voters are Democrats, making Greeley the second most Democratic county in Nebraska.[4]

Villages

See also

References

Coordinates: 41°34′N 98°31′W / 41.56°N 98.52°W / 41.56; -98.52