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Deuel County, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1889
Seat Chappell
Largest City Chappell
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

441 sq mi (1,142 km²)
440 sq mi (1,140 km²)
0.9 sq mi (2 km²), 0.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

1,941
4.4/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.co.deuel.ne.us
Named for: Harry P. Deuel

Deuel County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,941. Its county seat is Chappell. The county was formed in 1889 and named after Harry Porter Deuel, superintendent of the Union Pacific Railroad.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Deuel County is represented by the prefix 78 (it had the seventy-eighth-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 411 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 440 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.2%) is water.

Major highways

  • I-76.svg Interstate 76
  • I-80.svg Interstate 80
  • US 30.svg U.S. Highway 30
  • US 138.svg U.S. Highway 138
  • US 385.svg U.S. Highway 385
  • N-27.svg Nebraska Highway 27

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,893
1900 2,630 −9.1%
1910 1,786 −32.1%
1920 3,282 83.8%
1930 3,992 21.6%
1940 3,580 −10.3%
1950 3,330 −7.0%
1960 3,125 −6.2%
1970 2,717 −13.1%
1980 2,462 −9.4%
1990 2,237 −9.1%
2000 2,098 −6.2%
2010 1,941 −7.5%
Est. 2015 1,921 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,098 people, 908 households, and 601 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,032 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.33% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 1.14% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.3% were of German, 10.7% Irish, 10.2% English, 10.0% Swedish and 9.5% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 908 households out of which 25.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 31.20% 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 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,981, and the median income for a family was $41,550. Males had a median income of $26,020 versus $19,479 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,891. About 5.30% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities


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