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Boyd County, Nebraska
Map

Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 20, 1891
Seat Butte
Largest village Spencer
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

545 sq mi (1,412 km²)
540 sq mi (1,399 km²)
4.6 sq mi (12 km²), 0.8%
PopulationEst.
 - (2013)
 - Density

2,032
3.9/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: http://www.boydcounty.ne.gov/
Named for: James E. Boyd

Boyd County is a county in the State of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,099. Its county seat is Butte. The county was formed in 1891 and named after Governor James E. Boyd.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Boyd County is represented by the prefix 63 (it had the 63rd-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

In the 2010 Census, three incorporated villages had populations of fewer than 10 people: Anoka, population 6, Gross, population 2, and Monowi, population 1. Monowi was the only incorporated city in the United States with only one resident at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 545 square miles (1,410 km2), of which 540 square miles (1,400 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (0.8%) is water.

Boyd County is in Nebraska's Outback region.

Major highways

  • US 281.svg U.S. Highway 281
  • N-11.svg Nebraska Highway 11
  • N-12.svg Nebraska Highway 12

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Karl E. Mundt National Wildlife Refuge (part)
  • Missouri National Recreational River (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 695
1900 7,332 955.0%
1910 8,826 20.4%
1920 8,243 −6.6%
1930 7,169 −13.0%
1940 6,060 −15.5%
1950 4,911 −19.0%
1960 4,513 −8.1%
1970 3,752 −16.9%
1980 3,331 −11.2%
1990 2,835 −14.9%
2000 2,438 −14.0%
2010 2,099 −13.9%
Est. 2015 2,006 −4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,438 people, 1,014 households, and 670 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,406 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.89% White, 0.57% Native American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.37% from two or more races. 0.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.2% were of German, 10.0% American, 9.3% Czech, 7.8% Irish, 6.9% English and 5.9% Swedish ancestry.

There were 1,014 households out of which 29.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 3.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.90% were non-families. 32.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 21.20% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 24.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,075, and the median income for a family was $32,000. Males had a median income of $20,859 versus $17,688 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,840. About 12.90% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.60% of those under age 18 and 11.20% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Villages

Townships

  • Basin
  • Bristow
  • Bush
  • Butte
  • Lynch
  • McCulley
  • Morton
  • Mullen
  • Spencer

Ghost towns


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