Pierce County, Nebraska


Pierce County, Nebraska

Infobox U.S. County
county = Pierce County
state = Nebraska
founded = 1856
seat wl = Pierce
largest city wl = Pierce
area_total_sq_mi =575
area_land_sq_mi =563
area_water_sq_mi =1
area percentage = 0.23%
census yr = 2000
pop = 7857
density_km2 =5
web =
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Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 7,857. Its county seat is PierceGR|6.

Pierce County is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Pierce County is represented by the prefix 40 (it had the fortieth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km²), of which, 574 square miles (1,486 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.23%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Cedar County, Nebraska - (Northeast)
*Wayne County, Nebraska - (East)
*Madison County, Nebraska - (South)
*Antelope County, Nebraska - (West)
*Knox County, Nebraska - (North)

History

Pierce County was formed in 1856. It was named after President Franklin Pierce. [ [http://www.nacone.org/webpages/counties/countywebs/pierce.htm] Retrieved on March 14, 2008.]


Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 7,857 people, 2,979 households, and 2,141 families residing in the county. The population density was 14 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 3,247 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.65% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,979 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.40% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,239, and the median income for a family was $40,500. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $20,237 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,980. About 8.80% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and villages

*Breslau
*Foster
*Hadar
*McLean
*Osmond
*Pierce
*Plainview

References


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