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Antelope County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Antelope County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1871
Seat Neligh
Largest City Neligh
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

859 sq mi (2,225 km²)
857 sq mi (2,220 km²)
1.4 sq mi (4 km²), 0.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

6,685
7.8/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.antelope.ne.us
Named for: Pronghorn antelope

Antelope County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,685. Its county seat is Neligh. The county was formed in 1871. It received its name after a group of early settlers killed and ate several pronghorn, which, although not true antelope, are colloquially known by that name.

The Ashfall Fossil Beds National Natural Landmark is located within the county.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Antelope County is represented by the prefix 26 (it had the 26th-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 859 square miles (2,220 km2), of which 857 square miles (2,220 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.2%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 20.svg U.S. Highway 20
  • US 275.svg U.S. Highway 275
  • N-13.svg Nebraska Highway 13
  • N-14.svg Nebraska Highway 14
  • N-45.svg Nebraska Highway 45
  • N-70.svg Nebraska Highway 70

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 3,953
1890 10,399 163.1%
1900 11,344 9.1%
1910 14,003 23.4%
1920 15,243 8.9%
1930 15,206 −0.2%
1940 13,289 −12.6%
1950 11,264 −15.2%
1960 10,176 −9.7%
1970 9,047 −11.1%
1980 8,675 −4.1%
1990 7,965 −8.2%
2000 7,452 −6.4%
2010 6,685 −10.3%
Est. 2015 6,414 −4.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 7,452 people, 2,953 households, and 2,073 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 3,346 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.82% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 57.9% were of German, 6.6% English, 6.6% American and 5.9% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,953 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.20% 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.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 23.30% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,114, and the median income for a family was $36,240. Males had a median income of $26,288 versus $16,926 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,601. About 10.30% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 11.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Villages

Townships

  • Bazile
  • Blaine
  • Burnett
  • Cedar
  • Clearwater
  • Crawford
  • Custer
  • Eden
  • Elgin
  • Ellsworth
  • Elm
  • Frenchtown
  • Garfield
  • Grant
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Neligh (township)
  • Oakdale
  • Ord
  • Royal
  • Sherman
  • Stanton
  • Verdigris
  • Willow

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