Burt County, Nebraska facts for kids
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Location in the state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
497 sq mi (1,287 km²)
492 sq mi (1,274 km²)
5.5 sq mi (14 km²), 1.1%
14/sq mi (5/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Named for: Francis Burt|
Burt County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,858. Its county seat is Tekamah. The county was formed in 1854 and named after Francis Burt, the first governor of Nebraska Territory.
In the Nebraska license plate system, Burt County is represented by the prefix 31 (it had the 31st-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 497 square miles (1,290 km2), of which 492 square miles (1,270 km2) is land and 5.5 square miles (14 km2) (1.1%) is water.
- Thurston County, Nebraska - north
- Monona County, Iowa - northeast
- Harrison County, Iowa - southeast
- Washington County, Nebraska - south
- Dodge County, Nebraska - southwest
- Cuming County, Nebraska - west
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,791 people, 3,155 households, and 2,240 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,723 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.7% were of German, 13.9% Swedish, 10.1% Irish, 8.8% American, 7.0% English and 5.4% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 3,155 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.30% were married couples living together, 6.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 21.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,954, and the median income for a family was $40,515. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $20,663 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,654. About 6.60% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over.
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