Deuel County, Nebraska

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Deuel County
Deuel County, Nebraska courthouse from SE 1.JPG
Map of Nebraska highlighting Deuel County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
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Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°07′N102°20′W / 41.11°N 102.33°W / 41.11; -102.33
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of Nebraska.svg  Nebraska
Founded1889
Named for Harry P. Deuel
Seat Chappell
Largest cityChappell
Area
  Total441 sq mi (1,140 km2)
  Land440 sq mi (1,100 km2)
  Water0.9 sq mi (2 km2)  0.2%%
Population
  Estimate 
(2018)
1,825
  Density4.3/sq mi (1.7/km2)
Time zone UTC−7 (Mountain)
  Summer (DST) UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district 3rd
Website www.co.deuel.ne.us

Deuel County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,941. [1] Its county seat is Chappell. [2] The county was formed in 1889 and named for Harry Porter Deuel, superintendent of the Union Pacific Railroad. [3]

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In the Nebraska license plate system, Deuel County is represented by the prefix 78 (it had the 78th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography

Deuel County lies on the south side of Nebraska. Its southern boundary abuts the northern boundary line of the state of Colorado. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 411 square miles (1,060 km2), of which 440 square miles (1,100 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (0.2%) is water. [4]

Since Deuel County lies in the western portion of Nebraska, its residents observe Mountain Time. The eastern portion of Nebraska observes Central Time.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1890 2,893
1900 2,630−9.1%
1910 1,786−32.1%
1920 3,28283.8%
1930 3,99221.6%
1940 3,580−10.3%
1950 3,330−7.0%
1960 3,125−6.2%
1970 2,717−13.1%
1980 2,462−9.4%
1990 2,237−9.1%
2000 2,098−6.2%
2010 1,941−7.5%
Est. 20181,825 [5] −6.0%
US Decennial Census [6]
1790-1960 [7] 1900-1990 [8]
1990-2000 [9] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the 2000 United States Census, [10] there were 2,098 people, 908 households, and 601 families in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,032 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.33% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 1.14% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.3% were of German, 10.7% Irish, 10.2% English, 10.0% Swedish and 9.5% American ancestry.

There were 908 households out of which 25.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.80% were non-families. 31.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% 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, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 24.40% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 22.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,981, and the median income for a family was $41,550. Males had a median income of $26,020 versus $19,479 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,891. About 5.30% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Politics

Deuel County voters have been strongly Republican for decades. In no national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results [11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.2%80912.2% 1205.6% 55
2012 75.0%76321.1% 2153.8% 39
2008 73.7%73224.5% 2431.8% 18
2004 77.9%82021.1% 2221.0% 11
2000 75.8%78320.6% 2133.6% 37
1996 63.5%62924.7% 24511.8% 117
1992 49.8%55820.7% 23229.5% 330
1988 71.2%76928.0% 3020.8% 9
1984 82.4%96217.0% 1980.6% 7
1980 77.5%94615.7% 1926.7% 82
1976 65.2%77633.4% 3981.4% 17
1972 81.7%1,00118.3% 224
1968 75.3%99718.9% 2505.9% 78
1964 64.6%97235.4% 533
1960 76.2%1,27623.8% 398
1956 79.9%1,16520.2% 294
1952 85.1%1,37214.9% 241
1948 71.7%1,04328.3% 412
1944 73.5%1,12526.5% 406
1940 67.2%1,15632.8% 565
1936 41.3% 74756.4%1,0202.3% 41
1932 35.7% 63061.9%1,0932.4% 42
1928 74.4%1,19725.1% 4030.6% 9
1924 58.2%77523.7% 31618.0% 240
1920 64.8%68430.4% 3214.7% 50
1916 33.3% 18162.5%3404.2% 23
1912 16.8% 6435.3% 13547.9%183
1908 56.1%52641.8% 3922.1% 20
1904 72.2%39919.7% 1098.1% 45
1900 61.3%40336.7% 2412.0% 13

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  11. Election Results

Coordinates: 41°07′N102°20′W / 41.11°N 102.33°W / 41.11; -102.33