Keya Paha County, Nebraska

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Keya Paha County, Nebraska
Keya Paha County courthouse from SE 1.JPG
Keya Paha County Courthouse in Springview
Map of Nebraska highlighting Keya Paha County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded4 November 1884
SeatSpringview
Largest villageSpringview
Area
 • Total774 sq mi (2,005 km2)
 • Land773 sq mi (2,002 km2)
 • Water0.8 sq mi (2 km2), 0.1%
Population (est.)
 • (2017)793
 • Density1.0/sq mi (0.4/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.co.keya-paha.ne.us

Keya Paha County (/ˈkɪpəhɔː/ KIP-ə-haw)[1] is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 824,[2] its county seat is Springview.[3]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Keya Paha County is represented by the prefix 82 (it had the 82nd-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

History[edit]

Keya Paha County was organized in 1884 of land partitioned from Brown County.[4]

The name "Keya Paha" is taken from the Dakota language; literally translated, it means "turtle hill"; the Dakota name for a set of small hills was given to the county and to the Keya Paha River, which runs through it.[5]

Geography[edit]

Keya Paha County lies on the north line of Nebraska, its north boundary line abuts the south boundary line of the state of South Dakota. The county's terrain consists of low rolling hills, whose level areas are used for agriculture, including center pivot irrigation; the Keya Paha River flows east-southeastward through the NE part of the county, while the Niobrara River flows eastward along the south county line. The county has a total area of 774 square miles (2,000 km2), of which 773 square miles (2,000 km2) is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) (0.1%) is water.[6]

Keya Paha County is located in Nebraska's Outback region.[7]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18903,920
19003,076−21.5%
19103,45212.2%
19203,5944.1%
19303,203−10.9%
19403,2351.0%
19502,160−33.2%
19601,672−22.6%
19701,340−19.9%
19801,301−2.9%
19901,029−20.9%
2000983−4.5%
2010824−16.2%
Est. 2017793[8]−3.8%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[2]

As of the 2000 United States Census,[13] there were 983 people, 409 households, and 292 families in the county; the population density was 1.3 people per square mile (0.5/km²); there were 548 housing units at an average density of 0.7 per square mile (0.3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.39% White, 0.20% Native American, and 0.41% from two or more races; 3.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race; 46.7% were of German, 10.6% English, 9.8% American, 7.0% Irish and 6.0% Swedish ancestry.

There were 409 households out of which 24.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.30% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.91.

The county population contained 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 23.40% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 20.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 101.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,911, and the median income for a family was $28,287. Males had a median income of $18,750 versus $19,107 for females; the per capita income for the county was $11,860. About 22.40% of families and 26.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.30% of those under age 18 and 18.80% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

As of 2008, Keya Paha County was the most Republican of all the counties in Nebraska, with 82.7% of its 707 registered voters registered as Republicans.[14] The last Democratic Presidential candidate to win the county was Woodrow Wilson in 1916.[15] In 1994, Ben Nelson was the last Democratic gubernatorial candidate to carry the county.[16]

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[17]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 88.6% 460 7.7% 40 3.7% 19
2012 81.2% 393 16.5% 80 2.3% 11
2008 76.7% 409 21.6% 115 1.7% 9
2004 80.5% 442 17.9% 98 1.6% 9
2000 82.3% 422 15.2% 78 2.5% 13
1996 72.1% 385 17.6% 94 10.3% 55
1992 58.3% 368 16.6% 105 25.0% 158
1988 75.0% 446 24.4% 145 0.7% 4
1984 79.8% 507 20.2% 128
1980 76.5% 526 18.9% 130 4.7% 32
1976 60.7% 405 36.7% 245 2.6% 17
1972 79.4% 563 20.6% 146
1968 77.0% 531 15.8% 109 7.3% 50
1964 61.3% 506 38.7% 320
1960 72.8% 646 27.2% 241
1956 70.7% 635 29.3% 263
1952 79.1% 785 21.0% 208
1948 57.5% 538 42.5% 397
1944 70.0% 781 30.0% 334
1940 66.7% 1,004 33.3% 502
1936 59.6% 830 39.9% 556 0.5% 7
1932 50.5% 675 48.3% 645 1.2% 16
1928 79.8% 989 18.7% 232 1.5% 19
1924 41.5% 504 20.7% 251 37.9% 460
1920 64.7% 479 29.5% 218 5.8% 43
1916 39.8% 316 50.4% 401 9.8% 78
1912 32.1% 259 27.4% 221 40.5% 327[18]
1908 50.1% 422 42.0% 354 8.0% 67
1904 62.1% 448 13.5% 97 24.4% 176
1900 49.7% 380 46.2% 353 4.1% 31

Communities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McNally, Hannah, and Diana Lambdin Meyer (1997). Nebraska: Off the Beaten Path. Morris Book Publishing LLC. p. 81.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  4. ^ Burr, George L.; Buck, O. O. (1921). History of Hamilton and Clay Counties, Nebraska. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. p. 123.
  5. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). "Nebraska Place-Names". Archived 7 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine University of Nebraska Department of English.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  7. ^ "About" Archived 3 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine, North Central RC&D.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Archived from the original on August 16, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  14. ^ Final VR Report
  15. ^ Geographie Electorale
  16. ^ David Leip Electoral Atlas (Maps for Nebraska gubernatorial races)
  17. ^ Election Results
  18. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 246 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 70 votes and Prohibition Eugene Chafin received 11 votes.

Coordinates: 42°53′N 99°43′W / 42.88°N 99.72°W / 42.88; -99.72