Nance County, Nebraska

Nance County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,735.[1] Its county seat is Fullerton.[2]

Nance County
Nance County courthouse in Fullerton
Nance County courthouse in Fullerton
Map of Nebraska highlighting Nance 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°23′N 97°59′W / 41.39°N 97.99°W / 41.39; -97.99
Country United States
State Nebraska
Founded1879
Named forAlbinus Nance
SeatFullerton
Largest cityFullerton
Area
 • Total448 sq mi (1,160 km2)
 • Land442 sq mi (1,140 km2)
 • Water6.6 sq mi (17 km2)  1.50%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
3,607
 • Density8.15/sq mi (3.15/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.co.nance.ne.us

In the Nebraska license plate system, Nance County is represented by the prefix 58 (it had the fifty-eighth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

HistoryEdit

The land that comprises Nance County was originally part of the Pawnee Reservation, created in 1857 when the Pawnee Indians signed a treaty with the United States ceding its lands in exchange for the reservation.[3] After Nebraska gained statehood in March 1867, the state government extinguished the tribe's rights to their land, sold the land and used the proceeds to defray expenses to obtain lands elsewhere for the Indians.[4] In the mid-1870s the remainder of the reservation was sold, and in 1876 the tribe was relocated to its present-day location in central Oklahoma.[5][6] The boundaries for Nance County were approved in 1879. It was named for Governor Albinus Nance.[7]

Nearly all the land in Nance County was purchased by settlers or by investors for resale, instead of the homestead provisions common to most of Nebraska.[3]

GeographyEdit

The terrain of Nance County consists of rolling hills, sloping to the northeast.[8] The Loup River flows east-northeastward through the central part of the county. The Cedar River flows southeastward to discharge into the Loup River near Fullerton.[9] The county has a total area of 448 square miles (1,160 km2), of which 442 square miles (1,140 km2) is land and 6.6 square miles (17 km2) (1.5%) is water.[10]

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
187044
18801,2122,654.5%
18905,773376.3%
19008,22242.4%
19108,9268.6%
19208,712−2.4%
19308,7180.1%
19407,653−12.2%
19506,512−14.9%
19605,635−13.5%
19705,142−8.7%
19804,740−7.8%
19904,275−9.8%
20004,038−5.5%
20103,735−7.5%
20203,380−9.5%
2021 (est.)3,390[11]0.3%
US Decennial Census[12]
1790-1960[13] 1900-1990[14]
1990-2000[15] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 4,038 people, 1,577 households, and 1,107 families in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km2). There were 1,787 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.39% White, 0.37% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.45% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,577 households, out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.80% 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 27.90% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 22.00% from 45 to 64, and 19.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,267, and the median income for a family was $38,717. Males had a median income of $25,349 versus $19,044 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,886. About 10.20% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

VillageEdit

Unincorporated communitiesEdit

TownshipsEdit

PoliticsEdit

Nance County voters are reliably Republican. In only one national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate.

United States presidential election results for Nance County, Nebraska[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 1,437 78.44% 359 19.60% 36 1.97%
2016 1,261 77.79% 281 17.33% 79 4.87%
2012 1,106 68.23% 481 29.67% 34 2.10%
2008 1,116 65.38% 549 32.16% 42 2.46%
2004 1,237 71.46% 459 26.52% 35 2.02%
2000 1,105 66.37% 497 29.85% 63 3.78%
1996 892 51.74% 585 33.93% 247 14.33%
1992 851 42.83% 559 28.13% 577 29.04%
1988 1,185 59.55% 794 39.90% 11 0.55%
1984 1,393 72.14% 525 27.19% 13 0.67%
1980 1,442 67.29% 561 26.18% 140 6.53%
1976 1,121 53.05% 936 44.30% 56 2.65%
1972 1,413 68.79% 641 31.21% 0 0.00%
1968 1,316 60.79% 677 31.27% 172 7.94%
1964 1,155 46.61% 1,323 53.39% 0 0.00%
1960 1,699 62.67% 1,012 37.33% 0 0.00%
1956 1,779 69.55% 779 30.45% 0 0.00%
1952 2,112 73.77% 751 26.23% 0 0.00%
1948 1,339 56.79% 1,019 43.21% 0 0.00%
1944 1,697 60.39% 1,113 39.61% 0 0.00%
1940 1,963 57.77% 1,435 42.23% 0 0.00%
1936 1,770 46.20% 2,012 52.52% 49 1.28%
1932 1,156 31.58% 2,479 67.71% 26 0.71%
1928 2,299 63.28% 1,318 36.28% 16 0.44%
1924 1,574 47.42% 1,130 34.05% 615 18.53%
1920 1,877 69.49% 746 27.62% 78 2.89%
1916 930 43.56% 1,165 54.57% 40 1.87%
1912 630 32.69% 716 37.16% 581 30.15%
1908 1,082 52.55% 926 44.97% 51 2.48%
1904 1,198 66.30% 311 17.21% 298 16.49%
1900 1,091 54.77% 853 42.82% 48 2.41%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Fullerton--Nance County". Nebraska...Our Towns. Archived 2011-11-23 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  4. ^ (1902) "Kennard v. State of Nebraska, 186 U.S. 304 (1902)", FindLaw.
  5. ^ "History-Introduction" Archived 2014-08-08 at the Wayback Machine, Pawnee Nation. Retrieved 11/29/08.
  6. ^ Boughter, J.A. (2004) Major Frank North. Scarecrow Press. p. 141.
  7. ^ "Nance County". Archived 19 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine Nebraska Association of County Officials. Archived 5 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 15 March 2008.
  8. ^ "Nance County NE (Google Maps - find altitude. Referenced 25 January 2019)". Archived from the original on May 21, 2019. Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  9. ^ Nance County NE Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  10. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  11. ^ https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/nancecountynebraska
  12. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  13. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  14. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  15. ^ "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 9, 2014.
  16. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  17. ^ Election Results

Coordinates: 41°23′N 97°59′W / 41.39°N 97.99°W / 41.39; -97.99