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Hooker County, Nebraska
Map

Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1889
Seat Mullen
Largest village Mullen
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

721 sq mi (1,867 km²)
721 sq mi (1,867 km²)
0.3 sq mi (1 km²), 0.05%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

736
1.0/sq mi (0/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.co.hooker.ne.us
Named for: Joseph Hooker
Hooker County
Map of Hooker County

Hooker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 736. Its county seat is Mullen.

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 all 93 counties in the state when the licensing system was established in 1922.

History

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.

Geography

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.

Major highways

  • N-2.svg Nebraska Highway 2
  • N-97.svg Nebraska Highway 97

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 426
1900 432 1.4%
1910 981 127.1%
1920 1,378 40.5%
1930 1,180 −14.4%
1940 1,253 6.2%
1950 1,061 −15.3%
1960 1,130 6.5%
1970 939 −16.9%
1980 990 5.4%
1990 793 −19.9%
2000 783 −1.3%
2010 736 −6.0%
Est. 2015 732 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 783 people, 335 households, and 220 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0/km²). There were 440 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/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.

In the county, the age distribution of the population shows 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.

Communities


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