Johnson County, Nebraska facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Johnson County, Nebraska
Map

Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1857
Seat Tecumseh
Largest City Tecumseh
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

377 sq mi (976 km²)
376 sq mi (974 km²)
0.7 sq mi (2 km²), 0.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

5,217
14/sq mi (5/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.johnson.ne.us
Named for: Richard Mentor Johnson

Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,217. Its county seat is Tecumseh. The county was formed in 1855 and later organized in 1857. It was named after Vice President Richard M. Johnson.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Johnson County is represented by the prefix 57 (it had the fifty-seventh-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 377 square miles (980 km2), of which 376 square miles (970 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.2%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in Nebraska by area.

Major highways

  • US 136.svg U.S. Highway 136
  • N-41.svg Nebraska Highway 41
  • N-50.svg Nebraska Highway 50
  • N-62.svg Nebraska Highway 62

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 528
1870 3,429 549.4%
1880 7,595 121.5%
1890 10,333 36.1%
1900 11,197 8.4%
1910 10,187 −9.0%
1920 8,940 −12.2%
1930 9,157 2.4%
1940 8,662 −5.4%
1950 7,251 −16.3%
1960 6,281 −13.4%
1970 5,743 −8.6%
1980 5,285 −8.0%
1990 4,673 −11.6%
2000 4,488 −4.0%
2010 5,217 16.2%
Est. 2015 5,173 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,488 people, 1,887 households, and 1,254 families residing in the county. The population density was 12 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,116 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.54% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.40% Native American, 2.67% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.96% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,887 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 5.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 22.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,460, and the median income for a family was $41,000. Males had a median income of $26,282 versus $20,799 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,437. About 6.70% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.50% of those under age 18 and 11.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities


Johnson County, Nebraska Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.