Antelope County, Nebraska

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Antelope County, Nebraska
Antelope County Courthouse (Nebraska) from W 2.JPG
Antelope County Courthouse in Neligh
Map of Nebraska highlighting Antelope County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1871
Named forPronghorn antelope
SeatNeligh
Largest cityNeligh
Area
 • Total859 sq mi (2,225 km2)
 • Land857 sq mi (2,220 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (4 km2), 0.2%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)6,362
 • Density7.4/sq mi (2.9/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.antelope.ne.us

Antelope County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 6,685.[1] Its county seat is Neligh.[2] The county was formed in 1871.[3] It received its name after a group of early settlers killed and ate several pronghorn.[4] Although these are not true antelope, they are colloquially known by that name.[5]

The Ashfall Fossil Beds National Natural Landmark is located within the county.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Antelope County is represented by the prefix 26 (it had the 26th-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 859 square miles (2,220 km2), of which 857 square miles (2,220 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.[6]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18803,953
189010,399163.1%
190011,3449.1%
191014,00323.4%
192015,2438.9%
193015,206−0.2%
194013,289−12.6%
195011,264−15.2%
196010,176−9.7%
19709,047−11.1%
19808,675−4.1%
19907,965−8.2%
20007,452−6.4%
20106,685−10.3%
Est. 20176,362[7]−4.8%
US Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[12] there were 7,452 people, 2,953 households, and 2,073 families in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,346 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.82% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 57.9% were of German, 6.6% English, 6.6% American and 5.9% Irish ancestry.

There were 2,953 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.20% 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 27.50% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,114, and the median income for a family was $36,240. Males had a median income of $26,288 versus $16,926 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,601. About 10.30% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

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Politics[edit]

Antelope County voters are strongly Republican. In only one national election since 1916 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.3% 2,732 11.7% 383 5.1% 166
2012 80.3% 2,596 17.7% 571 2.0% 65
2008 74.8% 2,383 23.8% 757 1.4% 45
2004 80.6% 2,761 17.9% 613 1.5% 50
2000 76.1% 2,562 20.1% 678 3.8% 128
1996 59.5% 2,005 26.2% 884 14.3% 481
1992 52.4% 1,979 17.2% 650 30.4% 1,147
1988 73.8% 2,626 26.2% 933
1984 81.8% 3,222 17.7% 697 0.5% 20
1980 78.7% 3,192 16.2% 659 5.1% 206
1976 64.0% 2,488 34.1% 1,325 1.9% 74
1972 79.1% 3,228 20.9% 851
1968 68.1% 2,805 23.1% 952 8.7% 360
1964 56.2% 2,566 43.9% 2,004
1960 71.1% 3,617 28.9% 1,470
1956 73.0% 3,607 27.0% 1,334
1952 80.4% 4,377 19.6% 1,068
1948 60.5% 2,868 39.5% 1,873
1944 70.6% 3,888 29.4% 1,618
1940 66.8% 4,331 33.2% 2,155
1936 49.5% 3,304 47.4% 3,165 3.0% 203
1932 35.4% 2,270 63.2% 4,053 1.5% 93
1928 67.8% 4,277 32.0% 2,016 0.2% 15
1924 47.1% 2,598 20.9% 1,150 32.0% 1,765
1920 70.9% 3,322 24.6% 1,154 4.5% 209
1916 43.3% 1,495 54.5% 1,881 2.1% 74
1912 27.9% 877 39.4% 1,238 32.7% 1,028
1908 51.7% 1,658 45.4% 1,455 3.0% 95
1904 64.7% 1,813 12.6% 353 22.7% 635
1900 48.8% 1,342 49.3% 1,356 2.0% 55

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 19, 2008. Retrieved March 15, 2008.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Retrieved March 14, 2008.
  4. ^ Burr, George L. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska, Vol. 1. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. p. 96.
  5. ^ "Pronghorn". San Diego Zoo. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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Coordinates: 42°11′N 98°04′W / 42.18°N 98.07°W / 42.18; -98.07