Pawnee County, Nebraska facts for kids
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Pawnee County Courthouse in Pawnee City
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Pawnee people|
|Largest city||Pawnee City|
|• Total||433 sq mi (1,120 km2)|
|• Land||431 sq mi (1,120 km2)|
|• Water||1.9 sq mi (5 km2) 0.4%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||6.13/sq mi (2.37/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
In the Nebraska license plate system, Pawnee County is represented by the prefix 54 (it had the fifty-fourth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
Pawnee County was formed in 1854. It was named after the Pawnee Native American tribe.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has an area of 433 square miles (1,120 km2), of which 431 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) (0.4%) is water. Pawnee County is covered with rolling hills and farmland.
- Nebraska Highway 4
- Nebraska Highway 8
- Nebraska Highway 50
- Nebraska Highway 65
- Nebraska Highway 99
- Nebraska Highway 105
- Richardson County (east)
- Nemaha County, Kansas (southeast)
- Marshall County, Kansas (southwest)
- Gage County (west)
- Johnson County (north)
- Nemaha County (northeast)
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 3,087 people, 1,339 households, and 850 families in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km2). There were 1,587 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.87% White, 0.19% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,339 households, out of which 24.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.50% were non-families. 32.90% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.86.
The county population contained 22.70% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 21.00% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 27.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 92.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,000, and the median income for a family was $36,326. Males had a median income of $24,770 versus $17,976 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,687. About 6.80% of families and 11.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.60% of those under age 18 and 11.80% of those age 65 or over.
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