Sioux County, Nebraska

Sioux County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,311.[1] Its county seat is Harrison.[2]

Sioux County
Sioux County Courthouse in Harrison
Sioux County Courthouse in Harrison
Map of Nebraska highlighting Sioux County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°29′N 103°46′W / 42.48°N 103.77°W / 42.48; -103.77
Country United States
State Nebraska
Founded1877
Named forSioux people
SeatHarrison
Largest villageHarrison
Area
 • Total2,067 sq mi (5,350 km2)
 • Land2,067 sq mi (5,350 km2)
 • Water0.7 sq mi (2 km2)  0.03%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,135
 • Density0.5/sq mi (0.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district3rd

Sioux County is included in the Scottsbluff, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Sioux County is represented by the prefix 80 (it had the 80th-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).

GeographyEdit

Sioux County lies at the NW corner of Nebraska. Its north boundary line abuts the south line of the state of South Dakota and its west boundary line abuts the east boundary line of the state of Wyoming. The Niobrara River flows southeastward and eastward through the upper central part of the county. The county terrain is arid low rolling hills, sloping to the east and southeast.[3] The terrain is sparsely utilized for agriculture, with some center pivot irrigation used.[4] The county has an area of 2,067 square miles (5,350 km2), of which 2,067 square miles (5,350 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.03%) is water.[5]

Major highwaysEdit

Protected areasEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880699
18902,452250.8%
19002,055−16.2%
19105,599172.5%
19204,528−19.1%
19304,6673.1%
19404,001−14.3%
19503,124−21.9%
19602,575−17.6%
19702,034−21.0%
19801,845−9.3%
19901,549−16.0%
20001,475−4.8%
20101,311−11.1%
20201,135−13.4%
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 1,475 people, 605 households, and 444 families in the county. The population density was 0.7 person per square mile (0.3/km2). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 0.4 per square mile (0.14/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.9% were of German, 11.3% Irish, 11.0% American and 10.6% English ancestry.

There were 605 households, out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.30% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.86.

The county population contained 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,851, and the median income for a family was $31,406. Males had a median income of $23,409 versus $21,490 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,999. About 11.10% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.40% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

TownsEdit

Unincorporated CommunitiesEdit

Ghost TownsEdit

PoliticsEdit

Sioux County voters are reliably Republican. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate. In 2020, Donald Trump won the highest share of the vote ever in the county, with 87.8% of the vote.

United States presidential election results for Sioux County, Nebraska[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 642 87.82% 72 9.85% 17 2.33%
2016 616 83.70% 81 11.01% 39 5.30%
2012 624 84.44% 101 13.67% 14 1.89%
2008 603 82.38% 117 15.98% 12 1.64%
2004 677 83.68% 123 15.20% 9 1.11%
2000 629 83.64% 98 13.03% 25 3.32%
1996 551 71.74% 138 17.97% 79 10.29%
1992 445 55.49% 148 18.45% 209 26.06%
1988 568 74.05% 194 25.29% 5 0.65%
1984 732 85.12% 121 14.07% 7 0.81%
1980 760 81.55% 120 12.88% 52 5.58%
1976 532 60.25% 329 37.26% 22 2.49%
1972 639 83.20% 129 16.80% 0 0.00%
1968 565 71.43% 157 19.85% 69 8.72%
1964 698 64.81% 379 35.19% 0 0.00%
1960 745 64.22% 415 35.78% 0 0.00%
1956 499 65.74% 260 34.26% 0 0.00%
1952 1,093 78.46% 300 21.54% 0 0.00%
1948 657 55.82% 520 44.18% 0 0.00%
1944 876 68.22% 408 31.78% 0 0.00%
1940 1,072 63.43% 618 36.57% 0 0.00%
1936 674 40.65% 956 57.66% 28 1.69%
1932 667 39.14% 1,006 59.04% 31 1.82%
1928 1,178 72.54% 435 26.79% 11 0.68%
1924 480 36.01% 149 11.18% 704 52.81%
1920 627 64.97% 252 26.11% 86 8.91%
1916 344 30.50% 737 65.34% 47 4.17%
1912 150 15.14% 375 37.84% 466 47.02%
1908 516 50.84% 464 45.71% 35 3.45%
1904 247 62.06% 111 27.89% 40 10.05%
1900 199 44.42% 248 55.36% 1 0.22%


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "Find Altitude" (Google Maps) Accessed 25 January 2019
  4. ^ Sioux County NE Goodle Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  6. ^ Gilbert-Baker Wildlife Area, Harrison NE Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  7. ^ Peterson State Wildlife Area, Harrison NE Google Maps (accessed 25 January 2019)
  8. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  13. ^ Election Results

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Coordinates: 42°29′N 103°46′W / 42.48°N 103.77°W / 42.48; -103.77