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Hayes County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Hayes County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 19, 1884
Seat Hayes Center
Largest village Hayes Center
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

713 sq mi (1,847 km²)
713 sq mi (1,847 km²)
0.2 sq mi (1 km²), 0.03%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

967
1.4/sq mi (1/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.hayescounty.ne.gov/
Named for: Rutherford B. Hayes

Hayes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 967. Its county seat is Hayes Center. The county was created in 1877 and later organized in 1884. It was named after President Rutherford B. Hayes.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Hayes County is represented by the prefix 79 (it had the seventy-ninth-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 713 square miles (1,850 km2), of which 713 square miles (1,850 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.03%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 6.svg U.S. Highway 6
  • N-25.svg Nebraska Highway 25
  • N-25A.svg Nebraska Highway 25A

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 119
1890 3,953 3,221.8%
1900 2,708 −31.5%
1910 3,011 11.2%
1920 3,327 10.5%
1930 3,603 8.3%
1940 2,958 −17.9%
1950 2,404 −18.7%
1960 1,919 −20.2%
1970 1,530 −20.3%
1980 1,356 −11.4%
1990 1,222 −9.9%
2000 1,068 −12.6%
2010 967 −9.5%
Est. 2015 932 −3.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,068 people, 430 households, and 312 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 526 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.19% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.28% Asian, 1.78% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 2.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 430 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.00% were married couples living together, 2.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.60% 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.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 21.50% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 19.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 100.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,667, and the median income for a family was $31,125. Males had a median income of $19,211 versus $16,806 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,099. About 14.60% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.20% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

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