Dundy County, Nebraska

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Dundy County, Nebraska
Dundy County, Nebraska courthouse from SE 2.jpg
Map of Nebraska highlighting Dundy County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1873 (authorized)
1884 (organized)
Named forElmer Scipio Dundy
SeatBenkelman
Largest cityBenkelman
Area
 • Total921 sq mi (2,385 km2)
 • Land920 sq mi (2,383 km2)
 • Water1.2 sq mi (3 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)1,801
 • Density2.0/sq mi (0.8/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneMountain: UTC−7/−6
Websitewww.co.dundy.ne.us

Dundy County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,008,[1] its county seat is Benkelman.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dundy County is represented by the prefix 76 (it had the seventy-sixth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

Dundy County was formed in 1873 and attached to neighboring Hitchcock County,[3][4] it was named after Judge Elmer Scipio Dundy.[5][6] The county government was organized in 1884.[7]

Geography[edit]

Dundy County lies at the lower SW corner of Nebraska, its west boundary line abuts the east line of the state of Colorado, and its south boundary line abuts the north boundary line of the state of Kansas. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 921 square miles (2,390 km2), of which 920 square miles (2,400 km2) is land and 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.[8]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

  • Rock Creek State Recreation Area[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188037
18904,01210,743.2%
19002,434−39.3%
19104,09868.4%
19204,86918.8%
19305,61015.2%
19405,122−8.7%
19504,354−15.0%
19603,570−18.0%
19702,926−18.0%
19802,861−2.2%
19902,582−9.8%
20002,292−11.2%
20102,008−12.4%
Est. 20171,831[10]−8.8%
US Decennial Census[11]
1790–1960[12] 1900–1990[13]
1990–2000[14] 2010–2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[15] there were 2,292 people, 961 households, and 637 families in the county; the population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,196 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²); the racial makeup of the county was 96.95% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 3.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.9% were of German, 13.2% American, 13.2% English and 6.3% Irish ancestry.

There were 961 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.90% were married couples living together, 3.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.70% were non-families. 30.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.87.

The county population contained 23.30% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 22.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,010, and the median income for a family was $35,862. Males had a median income of $22,415 versus $18,583 for females; the per capita income for the county was $15,786. About 11.00% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.10% of those under age 18 and 15.00% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

City[edit]

Village[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Dundy County voters are reliably Republican. In only three national elections since 1900 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 86.4% 823 9.3% 89 4.3% 41
2012 80.4% 792 17.9% 176 1.7% 17
2008 76.8% 783 21.4% 218 1.8% 18
2004 81.5% 858 17.7% 186 0.9% 9
2000 79.2% 801 17.7% 179 3.1% 31
1996 68.3% 752 20.4% 224 11.4% 125
1992 53.0% 664 19.6% 245 27.5% 344
1988 70.3% 828 28.3% 333 1.4% 17
1984 81.0% 992 18.4% 225 0.7% 8
1980 80.7% 1,138 13.6% 192 5.7% 81
1976 61.3% 774 36.2% 457 2.5% 32
1972 81.9% 1,003 18.1% 221
1968 72.0% 1,001 18.8% 261 9.2% 128
1964 56.1% 911 43.9% 712
1960 71.9% 1,245 28.1% 486
1956 70.7% 1,196 29.3% 495
1952 80.8% 1,670 19.2% 397
1948 59.1% 935 40.9% 646
1944 68.3% 1,320 31.7% 613
1940 64.2% 1,441 35.8% 803
1936 43.8% 1,054 55.2% 1,328 1.1% 26
1932 41.4% 974 57.1% 1,344 1.5% 36
1928 76.4% 1,575 22.9% 472 0.7% 14
1924 56.7% 1,036 25.1% 459 18.2% 333
1920 69.6% 1,094 23.9% 375 6.6% 103
1916 35.5% 347 58.3% 570 6.1% 60
1912 16.8% 148 34.6% 304 48.6% 428
1908 52.8% 486 42.5% 391 4.7% 43
1904 65.6% 395 15.3% 92 19.1% 115
1900 51.0% 308 46.9% 283 2.2% 13

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 58. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 110.
  6. ^ Fitzpatrick, L.L.; Fairclough, G.T. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. A bison book. University of Nebraska Press. p. 58. ISBN 978-0-8032-5060-4. Retrieved May 13, 2019. Dundy county was named in honor of Judge Elmer S. Dundy (1830–1896) of the United States circuit court, a former resident of Falls City, Nebraska, its boundaries were defined by an act approved February 27, 1873.
  7. ^ "Dundy County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 14, 2014.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  9. ^ Rock Creek State Recreation Area, Parks NE Google Maps (accessed 20 January 2019)
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  11. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  13. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  14. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  15. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  16. ^ "Lamont" Dundy County NE Google Maps (accessed January 20, 2019)
  17. ^ Election Results

External links[edit]

Official website

Coordinates: 40°11′N 101°41′W / 40.18°N 101.69°W / 40.18; -101.69