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Hooker County Courthouse in Mullen
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Joseph Hooker|
|• Total||721 sq mi (1,870 km2)|
|• Land||721 sq mi (1,870 km2)|
|• Water||0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2) 0.05%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||0.9/sq mi (0.3/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (Mountain)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Hooker County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 736. Its county seat is Mullen, which (as of 2019) is the county's only community of substantial size.
In the Nebraska license plate system, Hooker County is represented by the prefix 93, because it had the smallest number of registered vehicles out of the state's 93 counties when the licensing system was established in 1922.
Hooker County was formed in 1889 with the advent of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad into that territory. It was named after General Joseph Hooker.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 721 square miles (1,870 km2), of which 721 square miles (1,870 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (0.05%) is water.
- Cherry County (north)
- Thomas County (east)
- McPherson County (south)
- Arthur County (southwest)
- Grant County (west)
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 783 people, 335 households, and 220 families in the county. The population density was 1.0 person per square mile (0.4/km2). There were 440 housing units at an average density of 0.6 per square mile (0.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.72% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 335 households, out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 3.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.30% were non-families. 33.10% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.90.
The county population contained 24.00% under the age of 18, 4.10% from 18 to 24, 21.60% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 26.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 83.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,868, and the median income for a family was $35,114. Males had a median income of $25,234 versus $16,250 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,513. About 4.90% of families and 6.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.30% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.
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