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Frontier County
Frontier County Courthouse in Stockville
Frontier County Courthouse in Stockville
Map of Nebraska highlighting Frontier County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Nebraska
Founded 1872
Seat Stockville
Largest city Curtis
Area
 • Total 980 sq mi (2,500 km2)
 • Land 975 sq mi (2,530 km2)
 • Water 5.5 sq mi (14 km2)  0.6%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
2,631
 • Density 2.7/sq mi (1.0/km2)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district 3rd

Frontier County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,756. Its county seat is Stockville.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Frontier County is represented by the prefix 60 (it had the sixtieth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History

Frontier County was formed in 1872. It was named for its location along the frontier border in the late 19th century.

The courthouse was completed in 1889.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 980 square miles (2,500 km2), of which 975 square miles (2,530 km2) is land and 5.5 square miles (14 km2) (0.6%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 83.svg U.S. Highway 83
  • N-18.svg Nebraska Highway 18
  • N-21.svg Nebraska Highway 21
  • N-23.svg Nebraska Highway 23

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 934
1890 8,497 809.7%
1900 8,781 3.3%
1910 8,572 −2.4%
1920 8,540 −0.4%
1930 8,114 −5.0%
1940 6,417 −20.9%
1950 5,282 −17.7%
1960 4,311 −18.4%
1970 3,982 −7.6%
1980 3,647 −8.4%
1990 3,101 −15.0%
2000 3,099 −0.1%
2010 2,756 −11.1%
2017 (est.) 2,631 −4.5%
US Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 3,099 people, 1,192 households, and 828 families in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km2). There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.29% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.8% were of German, 12.8% English, 6.3% American and 6.1% Irish ancestry.

There were 1,192 households, out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

The county population contained 26.00% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,038, and the median income for a family was $38,664. Males had a median income of $25,792 versus $16,941 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,648. About 9.30% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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