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Dundy County, Nebraska
Map

Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1884
Seat Benkelman
Largest City Benkelman
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

921 sq mi (2,385 km²)
920 sq mi (2,383 km²)
1.2 sq mi (3 km²), 0.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

2,008
2.2/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.co.dundy.ne.us
Named for: Elmer Scipio Dundy

Dundy County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,008. Its county seat is Benkelman.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dundy County is represented by the prefix 76 (it had the seventy-sixth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History

Dundy County was formed in 1873 and attached to neighboring Hitchcock County. It was named after Judge Elmer S. Dundy. The county was later organized in 1884.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 921 square miles (2,390 km2), of which 920 square miles (2,400 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 34.svg U.S. Highway 34
  • N-27.svg Nebraska Highway 27
  • N-61.svg Nebraska Highway 61

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 37
1890 4,012 10,743.2%
1900 2,434 −39.3%
1910 4,098 68.4%
1920 4,869 18.8%
1930 5,610 15.2%
1940 5,122 −8.7%
1950 4,354 −15.0%
1960 3,570 −18.0%
1970 2,926 −18.0%
1980 2,861 −2.2%
1990 2,582 −9.8%
2000 2,292 −11.2%
2010 2,008 −12.4%
Est. 2015 1,799 −10.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,292 people, 961 households, and 637 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,196 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.95% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 3.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.9% were of German, 13.2% American, 13.2% English and 6.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 961 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 3.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 30.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% 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, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 22.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,010, and the median income for a family was $35,862. Males had a median income of $22,415 versus $18,583 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,786. About 11.00% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Village

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Other unincorporated communities


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