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Boone County, Nebraska
Map

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

687 sq mi (1,779 km²)
687 sq mi (1,779 km²)
0.7 sq mi (2 km²), 0.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

5,505
8.0/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.boone.ne.us
Named for: Daniel Boone

Boone County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,505. Its county seat is Albion. The county was organized in 1871 and named after Daniel Boone.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Boone County is represented by the prefix 23 (it had the twenty-third-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 an area of 687 square miles (1,780 km2), of which 687 square miles (1,780 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.1%) is water.

Major highways

  • N-14.svg Nebraska Highway 14
  • N-32.svg Nebraska Highway 32
  • N-39.svg Nebraska Highway 39
  • N-45.svg Nebraska Highway 45
  • N-52.svg Nebraska Highway 52
  • N-56.svg Nebraska Highway 56
  • N-91.svg Nebraska Highway 91

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 4,170
1890 8,683 108.2%
1900 11,689 34.6%
1910 13,145 12.5%
1920 14,146 7.6%
1930 14,738 4.2%
1940 12,127 −17.7%
1950 10,721 −11.6%
1960 9,134 −14.8%
1970 8,190 −10.3%
1980 7,391 −9.8%
1990 6,667 −9.8%
2000 6,259 −6.1%
2010 5,505 −12.0%
Est. 2015 5,315 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,259 people, 2,454 households, and 1,700 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,733 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.25% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.6% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 5.9% Polish, 5.3% Norwegian and 5.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 2,454 households out of which 33.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.80% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 29.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.11.

29.10% of the population is under the age of 18, 5.00% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,444, and the median income for a family was $38,226. Males had a median income of $26,779 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,831. About 8.30% of families and 10.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.70% of those under age 18 and 11.60% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

  • Albion (county seat)
  • St. Edward

Villages

Census-designated places


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