Cheyenne County, Nebraska

Cheyenne County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 9,468.[1] Its county seat is Sidney.[2] The county was formed in 1871[3] and named for the Cheyenne Native American tribe.

Cheyenne County
Cheyenne County Courthouse in Sidney
Cheyenne County Courthouse in Sidney
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cheyenne County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°13′N 102°59′W / 41.22°N 102.99°W / 41.22; -102.99
Country United States
State Nebraska
Founded1871
Named forCheyenne people
SeatSidney
Largest citySidney
Area
 • Total1,196 sq mi (3,100 km2)
 • Land1,196 sq mi (3,100 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)  0.01%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total9,468
 • Density7.9/sq mi (3.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.cheyennecountyne.net

In the Nebraska license plate system, Cheyenne County is represented by the prefix 39 as it had the 39th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922.

Geography

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Cheyenne County lies on the south side of Nebraska. Its south boundary line abuts with the north boundary line of the state of Colorado. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 1,196 square miles (3,100 km2), of which 1,196 square miles (3,100 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.01%) is water.[4]

Major highways

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Adjacent counties

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Demographics

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Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1870190
18801,558720.0%
18905,693265.4%
19005,570−2.2%
19104,551−18.3%
19208,40584.7%
193010,18721.2%
19409,505−6.7%
195012,08127.1%
196014,82822.7%
197010,778−27.3%
198010,057−6.7%
19909,494−5.6%
20009,8303.5%
20109,9981.7%
20209,468−5.3%
2022 (est.)9,5110.5%
US Decennial Census[5]
1790-1960[6] 1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010[9] 2020[10]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[11] there were 9,830 people, 4,071 households, and 2,686 families in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3.1 people/km2). There were 4,569 housing units at an average density of 4 units per square mile (1.5/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.34% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 4.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.3% were of German, 9.1% English, 7.6% Irish and 7.5% American.

There were 4,071 households, out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

The county population contained 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,438, and the median income for a family was $41,024. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,467 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,437. About 8.20% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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City

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Villages

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Census-designated places

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Unincorporated communities

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Politics

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Cheyenne County voters are reliably Republican. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate, and only four total since 1900.

United States presidential election results for Cheyenne County, Nebraska[14][15]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 3,813 79.84% 855 17.90% 108 2.26%
2016 3,665 77.80% 711 15.09% 335 7.11%
2012 3,449 74.19% 1,084 23.32% 116 2.50%
2008 3,572 73.82% 1,173 24.24% 94 1.94%
2004 3,791 79.88% 893 18.82% 62 1.31%
2000 3,207 76.61% 844 20.16% 135 3.23%
1996 2,571 64.83% 1,059 26.70% 336 8.47%
1992 2,197 51.80% 967 22.80% 1,077 25.39%
1988 2,862 67.77% 1,333 31.57% 28 0.66%
1984 3,159 77.73% 857 21.09% 48 1.18%
1980 3,073 74.81% 776 18.89% 259 6.30%
1976 2,285 56.39% 1,665 41.09% 102 2.52%
1972 3,120 76.66% 950 23.34% 0 0.00%
1968 2,725 65.95% 993 24.03% 414 10.02%
1964 3,129 53.78% 2,689 46.22% 0 0.00%
1960 3,814 59.65% 2,580 40.35% 0 0.00%
1956 3,809 63.58% 2,182 36.42% 0 0.00%
1952 4,206 65.48% 2,217 34.52% 0 0.00%
1948 2,161 50.26% 2,139 49.74% 0 0.00%
1944 2,654 60.24% 1,752 39.76% 0 0.00%
1940 2,394 55.20% 1,943 44.80% 0 0.00%
1936 1,374 30.93% 2,950 66.41% 118 2.66%
1932 1,285 28.78% 3,068 68.71% 112 2.51%
1928 2,618 62.29% 1,563 37.19% 22 0.52%
1924 1,719 51.76% 555 16.71% 1,047 31.53%
1920 1,857 71.92% 604 23.39% 121 4.69%
1916 563 38.22% 834 56.62% 76 5.16%
1912 233 24.27% 348 36.25% 379 39.48%
1908 886 50.34% 809 45.97% 65 3.69%
1904 681 65.92% 267 25.85% 85 8.23%
1900 714 56.98% 509 40.62% 30 2.39%

See also

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References

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  1. ^ "Cheyenne County, Nebraska". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 3, 2015. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Cheyenne County". Archived from the original on August 19, 2008. Retrieved March 16, 2008.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  5. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  6. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Archived from the original on August 11, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/cheyennecountynebraska/PST045222. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "Cheyenne County, Nebraska". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 16, 2023.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Brownson NE Google Maps (accessed 17 January 2019)
  13. ^ Colton NE Google Maps (accessed 17 January 2019)
  14. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections".
  15. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 281 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 78 votes and Prohibition Eugene Chafin received 20 votes.

41°13′N 102°59′W / 41.22°N 102.99°W / 41.22; -102.99