Perkins County, Nebraska

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Perkins County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Perkins County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Grant
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

884 sq mi (2,290 km²)
883 sq mi (2,287 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.12%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Perkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 3,200. Its county seat is Grant6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Perkins County is represented by the prefix 74 (it had the seventy-fourth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,290 km² (884 sq mi). 2,287 km² (883 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Perkins County
Population by decade

1890 - 4,364
1900 - 1,702
1910 - 2,570
1920 - 3,967
1930 - 5,834
1940 - 5,197
1950 - 4,809
1960 - 4,189
1970 - 3,423
1980 - 3,637
1990 - 3,367
2000 - 3,200

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,200 people, 1,275 households, and 893 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (4/sq mi). There were 1,444 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.69% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 1.34% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,275 households out of which 32.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.90% were married couples living together, 4.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,205, and the median income for a family was $42,112. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $19,881 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,830. About 9.50% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.10% of those under age 18 and 8.90% of those age 65 or over.

City and villages Edit

Coordinates: 40°50′N 101°40′W / 40.84, -101.66

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