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Grant County, Nebraska
Map

Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded March 31, 1887
Seat Hyannis
Largest village Hyannis
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

783 sq mi (2,028 km²)
776 sq mi (2,010 km²)
7.0 sq mi (18 km²), 0.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

614
0.8/sq mi (0/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Named for: Ulysses S. Grant

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 614, making it the fourth-least populous county in Nebraska and the ninth-least populous county in the United States. Its county seat is Hyannis. The county was founded in 1887 and named for Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Grant County is represented by the prefix 92 (it had the ninety-second-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 a total area of 783 square miles (2,030 km2), of which 776 square miles (2,010 km2) is land and 7.0 square miles (18 km2) (0.9%) is water.

Major highways

  • N-2.svg Nebraska Highway 2
  • N-61.svg Nebraska Highway 61

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 458
1900 763 66.6%
1910 1,097 43.8%
1920 1,486 35.5%
1930 1,427 −4.0%
1940 1,327 −7.0%
1950 1,057 −20.3%
1960 1,009 −4.5%
1970 1,019 1.0%
1980 877 −13.9%
1990 769 −12.3%
2000 747 −2.9%
2010 614 −17.8%
Est. 2015 641 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 747 people, 292 households, and 226 families residing in the county. The population density was 0.95 people per square mile (0.37/km²). There were 449 housing units at an average density of 0.57 per square mile (0.22/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.80% White, 0.13% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.80% from other races. 1.34% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 292 households out of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.50% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.60% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.20% under the age of 18, 5.20% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 27.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 114.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,821, and the median income for a family was $37,011. Males had a median income of $26,319 versus $14,417 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,815. About 8.20% of families and 9.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.70% of those under age 18 and 0.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities


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