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Hall County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Hall County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1858
Seat Grand Island
Largest City Grand Island
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

552 sq mi (1,430 km²)
546 sq mi (1,414 km²)
5.9 sq mi (15 km²), 1.1%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

61,680
107/sq mi (41/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.hallcountyne.gov
Named for: Augustus Hall

Hall County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,607, making it Nebraska's fourth-most populous county. Its county seat is Grand Island. The county was formed in 1858 and named after Augustus Hall, an early judge of this territory.

Hall County is part of the Grand Island, NE Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Hall County is represented by the prefix 8. Hall County had the 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 a total area of 552 square miles (1,430 km2), of which 546 square miles (1,410 km2) is land and 5.9 square miles (15 km2) (1.1%) is water.

Hall County has the highest density of tornado activity in Nebraska, with 121 tornadoes per 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2), about 4 times the state average.

Major highways

  • I-80.svg Interstate 80
  • US 30.svg U.S. Route 30
  • US 34.svg U.S. Route 34
  • US 281.svg U.S. Route 281
  • N-2.svg Nebraska Highway 2
  • N-11.svg Nebraska Highway 11

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 116
1870 1,057 811.2%
1880 8,572 711.0%
1890 16,513 92.6%
1900 17,206 4.2%
1910 20,361 18.3%
1920 23,720 16.5%
1930 27,117 14.3%
1940 27,523 1.5%
1950 32,186 16.9%
1960 35,757 11.1%
1970 42,851 19.8%
1980 47,690 11.3%
1990 48,925 2.6%
2000 53,534 9.4%
2010 58,607 9.5%
Est. 2015 61,680 5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 53,534 people, 20,356 households, and 14,086 families residing in the county. The population density was 98 people per square mile (38/km²). There were 21,574 housing units at an average density of 40 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.67% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 8.19% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 14.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,356 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.80% were non-families. 25.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,972, and the median income for a family was $43,963. Males had a median income of $29,158 versus $20,576 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,386. 12.00% of the population and 9.20% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.50% of those under the age of 18 and 8.30% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

Communities


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