Holt County, Nebraska facts for kids
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Holt County Courthouse in O'Neill
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Joseph Holt|
|• Total||2,417 sq mi (6,260 km2)|
|• Land||2,412 sq mi (6,250 km2)|
|• Water||5.1 sq mi (13 km2) 0.2%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||4.2/sq mi (1.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Holt County is in the Outback area of Nebraska.
In the Nebraska license plate system, Holt County is represented by the prefix 36 (it had the 36th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
The county was created by an act of the Nebraska Legislature in 1862 and was organized in 1876. It is named for Joseph Holt of Kentucky, who was Postmaster General and Secretary of War under President James Buchanan. It shares its name with Holt County, Missouri, though it is named for a different Holt.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 2,417 square miles (6,260 km2), of which 2,412 square miles (6,250 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2) (0.2%) is water. It is Nebraska's fifth-largest county by area.
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2000 United States Census, 11,551 people, 4,608 households, and 3,170 families were residing in the county. The population density was 5 people/sq mi (2/km2). The 5,281 housing units averaged 2/sq mi (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.86% White, 0.03% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. About 0.71% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. By ancestry, 46.0% were German, 12.5% Irish, 8.6% American, 7.5% English, and 5.4% Czech.
Of the 4,608 households, 31.6% had children under 18 living with them, 60.7% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were not families. About 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.46, and the average family size was 3.06.
The county's age distribution was 27.30% under 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.80% who were 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,738, and for a family was $37,463. Males had a median income of $24,681 versus $17,593 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,256. About 9.8% of families and 13.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 12.1% of those age 65 or over.
- Green Valley
- Holt Creek
- Pleasant View
- Rock Falls
- Sand Creek
- Steel Creek
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