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Sioux County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Sioux County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1877
Seat Harrison
Largest village Harrison
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,067 sq mi (5,354 km²)
2,067 sq mi (5,354 km²)
0.7 sq mi (2 km²), 0.03%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

1,311
0.6/sq mi (0/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Named for: Sioux people

Sioux County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,311. Its county seat is Harrison.

Sioux County is included in the Scottsbluff, NE Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Sioux County is represented by the prefix 80 (it had the 80th-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 an area of 2,067 square miles (5,350 km2), of which 2,067 square miles (5,350 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.03%) is water.

Major highways

  • US 20.svg U.S. Highway 20
  • US 26.svg U.S. Highway 26
  • N-2.svg Nebraska Highway 2
  • N-29.svg Nebraska Highway 29
  • N-71.svg Nebraska Highway 71

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Nebraska National Forest (part)
  • Oglala National Grassland (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 699
1890 2,452 250.8%
1900 2,055 −16.2%
1910 5,599 172.5%
1920 4,528 −19.1%
1930 4,667 3.1%
1940 4,001 −14.3%
1950 3,124 −21.9%
1960 2,575 −17.6%
1970 2,034 −21.0%
1980 1,845 −9.3%
1990 1,549 −16.0%
2000 1,475 −4.8%
2010 1,311 −11.1%
Est. 2015 1,260 −3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,475 people, 605 households, and 444 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 780 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.9% were of German, 11.3% Irish, 11.0% American and 10.6% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 605 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.30% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.30% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 24.70% from 25 to 44, 27.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 111.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,851, and the median income for a family was $31,406. Males had a median income of $23,409 versus $21,490 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,999. About 11.10% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.40% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Attractions

  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Oglala National Grassland
  • Toadstool Geologic Park
  • Hudson-Meng Bison Kill

Communities


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