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Loup County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 632,[1] making it Nebraska's fifth-least populous county and the tenth-least populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Taylor.[2] The county was named after the Pawnee Loup Indians.[3]

Loup County, Nebraska
Loup County, Nebraska courthouse 2.JPG
Loup County Courthouse in Taylor
Map of Nebraska highlighting Loup County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1883
SeatTaylor
Largest villageTaylor
Area
 • Total571 sq mi (1,479 km2)
 • Land568 sq mi (1,471 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.13%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)609
 • Density1.07/sq mi (0.41/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.loup.ne.us

In the Nebraska license plate system, Loup County is represented by the prefix 88 (it had the eighty-eighth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

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GeographyEdit

The terrain of Loup County consists of low corrugated flatland, sparsely used for agricultural purposes at present. The ground slopes to the southeast. The Calamus River runs southeastward through the upper center of the county, feeding into the Calamus Reservoir which lies on the county's east border. The North Loup River also runs southeastward through the lower center of the county, exiting eastward near the SE corner to run to its junction with the Calamus River at a point east of Loup County.[4] The county has an area of 571 square miles (1,480 km2), of which 568 square miles (1,470 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.5%) is water.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

Protected areaEdit

  • Calamus River State Recreation Area[6]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
18901,662
19001,305−21.5%
19102,18867.7%
19201,946−11.1%
19301,818−6.6%
19401,777−2.3%
19501,348−24.1%
19601,097−18.6%
1970854−22.2%
19808590.6%
1990683−20.5%
20007124.2%
2010632−11.2%
Est. 2017609[7]−3.6%
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 632 people, 289 households, and 206 families in the county. The population density was 1.1 people per square mile (0.4/km²). There were 377 housing units at an average density of 0.7 per square mile (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.88% White, 0.28% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 1.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 289 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.70% were married couples living together, 4.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.40% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.00% 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 2.99.

The county population contained 26.70% under the age of 18, 4.50% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $27,788. Males had a median income of $20,515 versus $20,972 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,427. About 14.20% of families and 17.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.90% of those under age 18 and 11.60% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Loup County voters have been strongly Republican since the beginning. In only 2 national elections since 1900 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 83.9% 323 12.5% 48 3.6% 14
2012 81.0% 290 17.3% 62 1.7% 6
2008 76.8% 302 21.9% 86 1.3% 5
2004 81.4% 314 17.6% 68 1.0% 4
2000 75.1% 284 22.2% 84 2.6% 10
1996 68.8% 229 22.2% 74 9.0% 30
1992 59.7% 234 15.1% 59 25.3% 99
1988 73.8% 295 24.5% 98 1.8% 7
1984 80.0% 323 19.6% 79 0.5% 2
1980 78.3% 368 15.7% 74 6.0% 28
1976 65.6% 299 30.7% 140 3.7% 17
1972 85.6% 345 14.4% 58
1968 76.4% 331 14.8% 64 8.8% 38
1964 66.4% 348 33.6% 176
1960 77.5% 445 22.5% 129
1956 76.0% 441 24.0% 139
1952 82.3% 507 17.7% 109
1948 52.8% 294 47.2% 263
1944 72.8% 488 27.2% 182
1940 65.1% 539 34.9% 289
1936 55.7% 438 42.6% 335 1.8% 14
1932 40.8% 287 55.3% 389 3.8% 27
1928 83.8% 594 15.0% 106 1.3% 9
1924 48.0% 285 17.7% 105 34.3% 204
1920 66.7% 343 22.8% 117 10.5% 54
1916 38.1% 164 50.8% 219 11.1% 48
1912 28.6% 131 24.7% 113 46.7% 214
1908 53.9% 248 37.0% 170 9.1% 42
1904 66.6% 223 6.9% 23 26.6% 89
1900 51.6% 149 47.4% 137 1.0% 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 191.
  4. ^ Loup County NE Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  6. ^ Calamus Reservoir State Recreation Area Google Maps (accessed 23 January 2019)
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  13. ^ Election Results

Coordinates: 41°56′N 99°27′W / 41.93°N 99.45°W / 41.93; -99.45