Pawnee County, Nebraska

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Pawnee County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 3,087. Its county seat is Pawnee City6.

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History

On May 30, 1879, the "Irving, Kansas Tornado" passed through Pawnee County. This tornado measured F4 on the Fujita scale, and had a damage path 800 yards wide and 100 miles long. Eighteen people were killed and sixty were injured in this tornado.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,121 km² (433 mi²). 1,118 km² (432 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.32% water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Pawnee County
Population by decade

1860 - 882
1870 - 4,171
1880 - 6,920
1890 - 10,340
1900 - 11,770
1910 - 10,582
1920 - 9,578
1930 - 9,423
1940 - 8,514
1950 - 6,744
1960 - 5,356
1970 - 4,473
1980 - 3,937
1990 - 3,317
2000 - 3,087

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,087 people, 1,339 households, and 850 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/mi²). There were 1,587 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.87% White, 0.00% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 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.

In the county the population was spread out with 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. 11.00% of the population and 6.80% of families were below the poverty line. 13.60% of those under the age of 18 and 11.80% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.





City and villages

Reference

  • [1] - Historical Tornadoes

See also

  • [2] - The Irving, KS Tornado
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