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Kimball County, Nebraska
Map

Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1888
Seat Kimball
Largest City Kimball
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

952 sq mi (2,466 km²)
952 sq mi (2,466 km²)
0.6 sq mi (2 km²), 0.06%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

3,821
4.0/sq mi (2/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.co.kimball.ne.us

Kimball County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,821. Its county seat is Kimball. The county was formed in 1888 and named after railroad pioneer Thomas L. Kimball.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Kimball County is represented by the prefix 71 (it was the county having the seventy-first-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 952 square miles (2,470 km2), of which 952 square miles (2,470 km2) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) (0.06%) is water. The highest natural point in Nebraska, Panorama Point at 5,424 feet (1,653 m), is located in Kimball County.

The FIPS code of Kimball county is 31105.

Major highways

  • I-80.svg Interstate 80
  • US 30.svg U.S. Highway 30
  • N-71.svg Nebraska Highway 71

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 959
1900 758 −21.0%
1910 1,942 156.2%
1920 4,498 131.6%
1930 4,675 3.9%
1940 3,913 −16.3%
1950 4,283 9.5%
1960 7,975 86.2%
1970 6,009 −24.7%
1980 4,882 −18.8%
1990 4,108 −15.9%
2000 4,089 −0.5%
2010 3,821 −6.6%
Est. 2015 3,689 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,089 people, 1,727 households, and 1,136 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,972 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.99% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 3.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.3% were of German, 12.2% English, 7.9% Irish, 6.1% American and 5.5% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 1,727 households out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.20% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 23.00% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 21.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,586, and the median income for a family was $35,880. Males had a median income of $28,300 versus $16,863 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,525. About 9.10% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.30% of those under age 18 and 5.90% of those age 65 or over.

Communities


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