Colfax County, Nebraska facts for kids
|Colfax County, Nebraska|
Location in the state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
417 sq mi (1,080 km²)
412 sq mi (1,067 km²)
4.9 sq mi (13 km²), 1.2%
26/sq mi (10/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Named for: Schuyler Colfax|
Colfax County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,515. Its county seat is Schuyler. The county and its seat are named after former Vice President of the United States, Schuyler Colfax.
In the Nebraska license plate system, Colfax County is represented by the prefix 43 (it had the 43rd largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
Colfax County's first courthouse was completed in 1872.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 417 square miles (1,080 km2), of which 412 square miles (1,070 km2) is land and 4.9 square miles (13 km2) (1.2%) is water.
- Dodge County (east)
- Butler County (south)
- Platte County (west)
- Stanton County (north)
- Cuming County (northeast)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,441 people, 3,682 households, and 2,592 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 4,088 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.73% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 15.94% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. 26.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.8% were of German and 24.2% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 3,682 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.31.
In the county, the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 18.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,849, and the median income for a family was $40,936. Males had a median income of $25,656 versus $20,485 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,148. About 7.20% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.
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