Frontier County, Nebraska
Frontier County is a county in the U. S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 2,756, its county seat is Stockville. In the Nebraska license plate system, Frontier County is represented by the prefix 60. Frontier County was formed in 1872, it was named for its location along the frontier border in the late 19th century. The courthouse was completed in 1889. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 980 square miles, of which 975 square miles is land and 5.5 square miles is water. Hugh Butler Lake / Red Willow Reservoir State Wildlife Management Area Medicine Creek Reservoir State Recreation Area As of the 2000 United States Census, there were 3,099 people, 1,192 households, 828 families in the county; the population density was 3 people per square mile. There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.29% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.39% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races.
0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.8% were of German, 12.8% English, 6.3% American and 6.1% Irish ancestry. There were 1,192 households out of which 31.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.50% were married couples living together, 4.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.50% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02. The county population contained 26.00% under the age of 18, 11.30% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.50 males. The median income for a household in the county was $33,038, the median income for a family was $38,664. Males had a median income of $25,792 versus $16,941 for females.
The per capita income for the county was $16,648. About 9.30% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.90% of those under age 18 and 8.30% of those age 65 or over. Frontier County voters are Republican. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate. National Register of Historic Places listings in Frontier County, Nebraska
Lexington is a city in Dawson County, United States. The population was 10,230 at the 2010 census, it is the county seat of Dawson County. Lexington is located on the Platte River, southeast of North Platte, it sits along the route of U. S. Route 30 and the Union Pacific Railroad. In the 1860s it was the location of a stop along the Pony Express. Lexington began as a frontier trading post in 1860; the post was destroyed. Fort Plum Creek was established near its ruins in 1864. Lexington was founded in 1871, it was called Plum Creek. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.51 square miles, of which, 4.50 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water. Lexington is the principal city of the Lexington, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of Dawson and Gosper counties; as of the census of 2010, there were 10,230 people, 3,180 households, 2,320 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,273.3 inhabitants per square mile. There were 3,403 housing units at an average density of 756.2 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 57.9% White, 6.6% African American, 1.2% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 29.7% from other races, 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 60.4% of the population. There were 3,180 households of which 45.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, 27.0% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.17 and the average family size was 3.70. The median age in the city was 29.4 years. 32.5% of residents were under the age of 18. The gender makeup of the city was 51.7% male and 48.3% female. As of the census of 2000, there were 10,011 people, 3,095 households, 2,237 families residing in the city; the population density was 3,401.7 people per square mile.
There were 3,322 housing units at an average density of 1,128.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 64.20% White, 0.44% African American, 1.17% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 30.78% from other races, 2.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 51.15% of the population. There were 3,095 households out of which 43.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.7% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.14 and the average family size was 3.65. In the city, the population was spread out with 32.6% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.6 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $38,098, the median income for a family was $43,571. Males had a median income of $25,207 versus $20,857 for females; the per capita income for the city was $14,148. About 10.7% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over. In 1990, Iowa Beef Packers built a large beef packing plant in Lexington, has over 2700 employees. In 2001, this facility was sold to Tyson; the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles is located in Lexington adjacent to I-80. The Dawson County Historical Society is a museum with the art pieces made by locals and objects such as cars and household objects from former times that were owned by locals. RadioKRVN and KRVN-FM are in Lexington, owned by the Nebraska Rural Radio Association; the radio network is owned and operated by a cooperative of farmers and ranchers, founded in 1948 and started KRVN in 1951. NewspaperLexington is served by the biweekly Lexington Clipper-Herald.
Bill Barrett - U. S. Congressman Aage Brix - competitor in soccer at the 1924 Olympics Monte Kiffin - football coach Donald Roe Ross - United States federal court judge and mayor of Lexington, Nebraska Wee Willie Smith - football player Mick Tingelhoff - football player John Wightman - lawyer, Nebraska state legislator, mayor of Lexington, Nebraska City of Lexington White Flight in Rural America: The Case Study of Lexington, Nebraska
U.S. Route 283
U. S. Route 283 is a spur of U. S. Route 83, it runs for 731 miles from Brady, Texas at U. S. Route 87 to Lexington, Nebraska at U. S. Route 30, it passes through the states of Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. This route went southeast from Albany via Cisco, Rising Star, Brownwood to end at Brady. In 1951, this route became US 380, US 183, US 377, it was rerouted to its current routing between Albany and Brady in 1951, replacing the old route of US 183. US-283 enters Oklahoma from Texas in rural Jackson County at a crossing of the Red River, it runs concurrently with State Highway 5 for several miles past Elmer and continues north to Altus, the largest Oklahoma town on the route. At the intersection of U. S. Highway 62 in Altus, SH-5 splits off and 283 joins with State Highway 6 for the next 12 miles before it takes a western bend to the town of Mangum; the route continues northwesterly. Through northwestern Oklahoma, US-283 passes through sparsely populated areas and is the main north–south traffic corridor.
After passing through Cheyenne, 283 meanders through Black Kettle National Grassland crosses the Canadian River. It continues north to Arnett where it joins with State Highway 51 west for 7 miles turns north again passing through Shattuck and Laverne following part of State Highway 15 along the way. North of Laverne, 283 turns west for 2 miles to visit the town of Rosston turns north again to cross the Cimarron River shortly before leaving the state for Kansas; some points of interest along US-283 in Oklahoma include the Museum of the Western Prairie in Altus. US-283 enters from Oklahoma south of Englewood in Clark County, passes through unpopulated areas of the county until joining up for a brief concurrency with U. S. Route 160. Following the split, US-283 continues north through Minneola before making its way into Dodge City, the only town with a population of more than 3,300 the highway passes through in the Sunflower State. At Dodge City, US-283 jogs east, it meets with U. S. Route 400. After passing the airport, the route bends northeast before joining U.
S. Route 50 and U. S. Route 56 for a brief stint. US-50 and US-56 split east towards Kinsley, US-283 resumes a due northerly course through open fields before reaching Jetmore, where K-156 crosses in an east–west direction. K-156 heads to Garden City westbound and Great Bend eastbound; the highway continues on another stretch through sparsely populated farmland before reaching Ness City and K-96, the first of two junctions in Ness County. The other junction in the county is at K-4 near Ransom; the highway reaches Interstate 70 in WaKeeney, makes a brief jog east through downtown WaKeeney before turning back to the north. US-283 between Ransom and I-70 was closed for much of 2006 as part of a major reconstruction program; the highway continues north to Hill City, where it crosses U. S. Route 24; the route stays on course until it reaches southern Norton County, where it has a brief concurrency with K-9. At the split, K-9 continues west to Lenora, US-283 resumes a straight northerly direction until the city of Norton, where after crossing U.
S. Route 36, it reaches Nebraska 11 miles later. With the exception of small sections in Dodge City, all portions of US-283 in Kansas are two-laned. U. S. Highway 283 enters Nebraska south of Arapahoe. At Arapahoe, US 283 meets U. S. Highway 6 and U. S. Highway 34, it continues north through Elwood turns northeast. Near Lexington, US 283 crosses the Platte River and intersects Interstate 80, it continues north into Lexington as a divided highway, turns back to a 2 lane road, crosses the Union Pacific railroad tracks via an overpass, after taking 2 right turns on city streets, it ends at an intersection with U. S. Highway 30. Texas US 87 northwest of Brady US 67 / US 84 in Santa Anna. US 67/US 283 travels concurrently through Santa Anna. US 84/US 283 travels concurrently to Coleman. I‑20 in Baird US 180 in Albany; the highways travel concurrently through Albany. US 183 south of Throckmorton; the highways travel concurrently to Vernon. US 380 in Throckmorton US 277 south-southwest of Seymour; the highways travel concurrently to Mabelle.
US 82 north-northeast of Seymour. The highways travel concurrently to Mabelle. US 70 / US 183 / US 287 in Vernon Oklahoma US 62 in Altus I‑40 in Sayre US 60 east of Arnett; the highways travel concurrently to west of Arnett. US 270 / US 412 south-southeast of Laverne US 64 east of Rosston; the highways travel concurrently to northwest of Rosston. Kansas US 160 north of Englewood; the highways travel concurrently to south-southeast of Minneola. US 54 in Minneola US 56 / US 400 south of Dodge City. US 56/US 283 travels concurrently to. US 283/US 400 travels concurrently to Dodge City. US 50 east-northeast of Dodge City; the highways travel concurrently to west-southwest of Wright. I‑70 / US 40 in WaKeeney US 24 in Hill City US 36 in Norton Nebraska US 6 / US 34 in Arapahoe I‑80 south of Lexington US 30 in Lexington Endpoints of U. S. Highway 283
The Kasilof River or Ggasilatnu in the Dena'ina language is a river on the western Kenai Peninsula in southern Alaska. The name is an anglicization of Reka Kasilova, the name given to the river by early Russian settlers in the area, it flows northwest to Cook Inlet near Kasilof. The upper section of the river is swift, with several sections considered Class II whitewater, underwater hazards are difficult to detect, due to the silty nature of the glacial runoff that comprises most of the river; the entire river has powerful currents and is cold. There is public access to the lower section from the Sterling Highway. Drift and bank fishing for salmon is popular on the lower Kasilof. Three Alaska State Parks units are near the Kasilof River. At mile 109 of the Sterling Highway, adjacent to the bridge where the highway crosses the river is the Kasilof River State Recreation Site, a day-use only park with picnic areas and a boat launch; the Crooked Creek State Recreation Site has a large campground and walk-in access to the point where Crooked Creek joins the river, a prime salmon fishing spot.
Johnson Lake State Recreation Area is situated on 332 acres wooded acres on the shores of Johnson Lake. It has a large campground, picnic areas, access to the Tustumena Lake road, which ends at the Slackwater boat launch on the river with a small, free campground. List of Alaska rivers
Vehicle registration plates of Nebraska
The U. S. state of Nebraska first required its residents to register their motor vehicles in 1905. Registrants provided their own license plates for display until 1915, when the state began to issue plates. All state-issued plates were made of steel until 1947. With the exception of 1945, all plates have been issued in pairs since 1922. In 1956, the United States and Mexico came to an agreement with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the Automobile Manufacturers Association and the National Safety Council that standardized the size for license plates for vehicles at 6 inches in height by 12 inches in width, with standardized mounting holes; the 1955 issue was the first Nebraska license plate. Nebraska established a county-code system for its passenger and motorcycle plates in 1922, with one- or two-digit codes assigned to each county in order of the number of registered vehicles in the county at that time; these codes remained constant through 1950. For 1951, letter codes were used.
One-letter codes were assigned to the first counties whose names began with those letters, while all other counties were assigned two-letter codes consisting of the initial letter and the next available letter in their names. There were three exceptions: Douglas County, the most populous in the state, was assigned single-letter X to increase capacity; the numeric code system was reintroduced with the codes the same as before. It remains in use to this day, except in Douglas and Sarpy Counties, which adopted an uncoded ABC 123 serial format in 2002. Nebraska license plates 1969-present
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is applied to living organisms, most of the time to humans, it is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square. Population density is population divided by total land water volume, as appropriate. Low densities may lead to further reduced fertility; this is called the Allee effect after the scientist. Examples of the causes in low population densities include: Increased problems with locating sexual mates Increased inbreeding For humans, population density is the number of people per unit of area quoted per square kilometer or square mile; this may be calculated for a county, country, another territory or the entire world. The world's population is around 7,500,000,000 and Earth's total area is 510,000,000 square kilometers. Therefore, the worldwide human population density is around 7,500,000,000 ÷ 510,000,000 = 14.7 per km2. If only the Earth's land area of 150,000,000 km2 is taken into account human population density is 50 per km2.
This includes all continental and island land area, including Antarctica. If Antarctica is excluded population density rises to over 55 people per km2. However, over half of the Earth's land mass consists of areas inhospitable to human habitation, such as deserts and high mountains, population tends to cluster around seaports and fresh-water sources. Thus, this number by itself does not give any helpful measurement of human population density. Several of the most densely populated territories in the world are city-states and dependencies; these territories have a small area and a high urbanization level, with an economically specialized city population drawing on rural resources outside the area, illustrating the difference between high population density and overpopulation The potential to maintain the agricultural aspects of deserts is limited as there is not enough precipitation to support a sustainable land. The population in these areas are low. Therefore, cities in the Middle East, such as Dubai, have been increasing in population and infrastructure growth at a fast pace.
Cities with high population densities are, by some, considered to be overpopulated, though this will depend on factors like quality of housing and infrastructure and access to resources. Most of the most densely populated cities are in Southeast Asia, though Cairo and Lagos in Africa fall into this category. City population and area are, however dependent on the definition of "urban area" used: densities are invariably higher for the central city area than when suburban settlements and the intervening rural areas are included, as in the areas of agglomeration or metropolitan area, the latter sometimes including neighboring cities. For instance, Milwaukee has a greater population density when just the inner city is measured, the surrounding suburbs excluded. In comparison, based on a world population of seven billion, the world's inhabitants, as a loose crowd taking up ten square feet per person, would occupy a space a little larger than Delaware's land area; the Gaza Strip has a population density of 5,046 pop/km.
Although arithmetic density is the most common way of measuring population density, several other methods have been developed to provide a more accurate measure of population density over a specific area. Arithmetic density: The total number of people / area of land Physiological density: The total population / area of arable land Agricultural density: The total rural population / area of arable land Residential density: The number of people living in an urban area / area of residential land Urban density: The number of people inhabiting an urban area / total area of urban land Ecological optimum: The density of population that can be supported by the natural resources Demography Human geography Idealized population Optimum population Population genetics Population health Population momentum Population pyramid Rural transport problem Small population size Distance sampling List of population concern organizations List of countries by population density List of cities by population density List of city districts by population density List of English districts by population density List of European cities proper by population density List of United States cities by population density List of islands by population density List of U.
S. states by population density List of Australian suburbs by population density Selected Current and Historic City, Ward & Neighborhood Density Duncan Smith / UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. "World Population Density". Exploratory map shows data from the Global Human Settlement Layer produced by the European Commission JRC and the CIESIN Columbia University
Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States. It is bordered by South Dakota to the north, it is the only triply landlocked U. S. state. Nebraska's area is just over 77,220 square miles with a population of 1.9 million people. Its state capital is Lincoln, its largest city is Omaha, on the Missouri River. Indigenous peoples, including Omaha, Ponca, Pawnee and various branches of the Lakota tribes, lived in the region for thousands of years before European exploration; the state is crossed including that of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Nebraska was admitted as the 37th state of the United States in 1867, it is the only state in the United States whose legislature is unicameral and nonpartisan. Nebraska is composed of two major land regions: the Great Plains; the Dissected Till Plains region consist of rolling hills and contains the state's largest cities and Lincoln. The Great Plains region, occupying most of western Nebraska, is characterized by treeless prairie, suitable for cattle-grazing.
Nebraska has two major climatic zones. The eastern half of the state has a humid continental climate; the western half of the state has a semi-arid climate. The state has wide variations between winter and summer temperatures, variations that decrease moving south in the state. Violent thunderstorms and tornadoes occur during spring and summer and sometimes in autumn. Chinook winds tend to warm the state in the winter and early spring. Nebraska's name is derived from transliteration of the archaic Otoe words Ñí Brásge, pronounced, or the Omaha Ní Btháska, meaning "flat water", after the Platte River that flows through the state. Indigenous peoples lived in the region of present-day Nebraska for thousands of years before European exploration; the historic tribes in the state included the Omaha, Ponca, Pawnee and various branches of the Lakota, some of which migrated from eastern areas into this region. When European exploration and settlement began, both Spain and France sought to control the region.
In the 1690s, Spain established trade connections with the Apaches, whose territory included western Nebraska. By 1703, France had developed a regular trade with the native peoples along the Missouri River in Nebraska, by 1719 had signed treaties with several of these peoples. After war broke out between the two countries, Spain dispatched an armed expedition to Nebraska under Lieutenant General Pedro de Villasur in 1720; the party was attacked and destroyed near present-day Columbus by a large force of Pawnees and Otoes, both allied to the French. The massacre ended Spanish exploration of the area for the remainder of the 18th century. In 1762, during the Seven Years' War, France ceded the Louisiana territory to Spain; this left Spain competing for dominance along the Mississippi. In response, Spain dispatched two trading expeditions up the Missouri in 1794 and 1795; that year, Mackay's party built a trading post, dubbed Fort Carlos IV, near present-day Homer. In 1819, the United States established Fort Atkinson as the first U.
S. Army post west of the Missouri River, just east of present-day Fort Calhoun; the army abandoned the fort in 1827. European-American settlement was scarce until the California Gold Rush. On May 30, 1854, the US Congress created the Kansas and the Nebraska territories, divided by the Parallel 40° North, under the Kansas–Nebraska Act; the Nebraska Territory included parts of the current states of Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. The territorial capital of Nebraska was Omaha. In the 1860s, after the U. S. government forced many of the Native American tribes to cede their lands and settle on reservations, it opened large tracts of land to agricultural development by Europeans and Americans. Under the Homestead Act, thousands of settlers migrated into Nebraska to claim free land granted by the federal government; because so few trees grew on the prairies, many of the first farming settlers built their homes of sod, as had Native Americans such as the Omaha. The first wave of settlement gave the territory a sufficient population to apply for statehood.
Nebraska became the 37th state on March 1, 1867, the capital was moved from Omaha to the center at Lancaster renamed Lincoln after the assassinated President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The battle of Massacre Canyon on August 5, 1873, was the last major battle between the Pawnee and the Sioux. During the 1870s to the 1880s, Nebraska experienced a large growth in population. Several factors contributed to attracting new residents; the first was. This helped settlers to learn the unfamiliar geography of the area; the second factor was the invention of several farming technologies. Agricultural inventions such as barbed wire, wind mills, the steel plow, combined with good weather, enabled settlers to use of Nebraska as prime farming land. By the 1880s, Nebraska's population