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Arthur County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2014: 453 (all rural); it was 444 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 34
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 93
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 118
Renter-occupied apartments: 60 (it was 67 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

33%

Land area: 715 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Arthur County: 76.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (73.5%), Educational, health and social services (14.7%), Construction (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 18%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 82%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Arthur County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 224  (49.6%)
Females: 229  (50.4%)
Average household size:
Arthur County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $40,385 ($27,375 in 1999)

This county:

$40385
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $305 (lower quartile is $196, upper quartile is $472)
This county:

$305
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $79,205 (it was $48,800 in 2000)
Arthur:

$79,205
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,365 - $172,731
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $986
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $428

Institutionalized population: 0

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0
Arthur County, NE map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,131 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $941 (1.2%)

Arthur County household income distribution in 2009 Arthur County home values distribution Arthur County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.9%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 7.0%
Arthur County:

7.0%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Arthur County is $438 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.

Cities in this county include: Arthur.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Arthur County: Drinnin Feedlots (A), Eisenmenger Farms (B), Borg Dairy Farm (C), Sheldon Camp (D), Steepleview Golf Course (E), Sheldonville (F), Hower (G), Behlen (H), Oconee (I), Southgate Campground (J), Lake North Campground (K), Tailrace Park Campground (L), Powerhouse Park Campground (M), Country Shadows Golf Course (N), Elks Country Club Golf Course (O), Quail Run Golf Course (P), Tarnov (Q), Behlen Ambulance (R), Greenhouse (S), Maintenance Warehouse (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Arthur County include: Palestine Church (A), Postville Church (B), Gruetli Church (C), Saint Anthonys Church (D), Okay Church (E), Saint Johns Church (F), Saint Marys Church (G), Saint Pauls Church (H), Salem Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tracy Valley Cemetery (1), Creston Pioneer Cemetery (2), Greenwood Cemetery (3), Friends Cemetery (4), Fairview Cemetery (5), West Hill Cemetery (6), Burrows Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bellwood Lake (A), Lake North (B), Lake Babcock (C), Lake Babcock-Lake North (D), Goedeken Reservoir (E), Loseke-Frese Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Schaad Creek (A), Prairie Creek (B), Loup River (C), Lost Creek (D), Loseke Creek (E), Looking Glass Creek (F), Tracy Creek (G), Elm Creek (H), Beaver Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Arthur County include: Loup Park (1), George Syas State Wildlife Management Area (2), Lookingglass Creek State Wildlife Management Area (3), Columbus Races Thoroughbred Track (4), Powerhouse Park (5), Tailrace Park (6), West Hill Community Historical Marker (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Grundy County, Illinois , Putnam County, New York , Hooker County , Keith County , Louisa County, Iowa , McPherson County , Madison County , Whiteside County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 11
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 3 (33% naturalized citizens)

Arthur County:

0.7%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 69.7%

Arthur County marital status for males Arthur County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 211
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 3
  • Mobile homes: 50
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Arthur County with a mortgage: 15 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 41

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Arthur County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3141
Evangelical Protestant--
None146-
Arthur County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Arthur County:

28.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

28.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Arthur County:

7.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Arthur County:

28.1%
State:

28.0%

Agriculture in Arthur County:

Average size of farms: 5740 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $183,509
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $44.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.35%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $189,795
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $92,524
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 71.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.81
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%

Tornado activity:

Arthur County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 2371330.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 42 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/30/1954, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 23 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Arthur County-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 497.7 miles away from Arthur County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 207.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 282.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 637.8 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 283.9 miles away from Arthur County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1924): July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Ice Jams, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 6, 2010 to April 3, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1902): April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 5, 2009 to June 26, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1853): July 31, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1853, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • NebraskaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 11, 2007 to June 16, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1721): August 29, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1721, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • NebraskaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3245): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • NebraskaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: July 18, 1967, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-228): July 18, 1967, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-228, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Arthur County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (24%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (52%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (3%)
  • Production occupations (3%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (23%)
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (17%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (67%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Arthur County (%):

  • German (50%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • Danish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Czech (3%)

Arthur County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 146 (58%)
  • Carpooled: 17 (7%)
  • Walked: 30 (12%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 56 (22%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $1,000.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Nebraska.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Nebraska.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3

Births per 1000 population in Arthur County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Arthur County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 24.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Arthur County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Arthur County


Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 13 (15%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 113 (0 aged, 0 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 30%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 31%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 793.650
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1587.300

Household type by relationship:

Households: 460
  • In family households: 406 (112 male householders, 23 female householders)
    116 spouses, 138 children (123 natural, 11 adopted, 4 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 4 other relatives, 4 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 54 (33 male householders (31 living alone)), 19 female householders (19 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 64 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 11 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 50 1-person, 2 2-persons.

86 married couples with children.
15 single-parent households (7 men, 8 women).

97.9% of residents of Arthur County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,227,000 ($5540 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $77,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,261,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $361,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $275,000
Federal grants: $171,000
Federal procurement contracts: $33,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $126,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $674,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 29
Here:

77 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 16
Here:

42 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -74
Here -196 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Arthur County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.00 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 17
  • 1990 to 1999: 19
  • 1980 to 1989: 13
  • 1970 to 1979: 50
  • 1960 to 1969: 21
  • 1950 to 1959: 22
  • 1940 to 1949: 12
  • 1939 or earlier: 81
Rooms in houses/apartments in Arthur County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 19
  • 6 rooms: 18
  • 7 rooms: 30
  • 8 rooms: 18
  • 9+ rooms: 23
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 22
  • 6 rooms: 8
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9+ rooms: 7
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Arthur County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 22
  • 3 bedrooms: 52
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 24
  • 4 bedrooms: 13
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Arthur County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 49
  • 3 vehicles: 33
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 5
  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 16
  • 2 vehicles: 33
  • 3 vehicles: 7
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

65% of Arthur County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Nebraska.

Arthur County:

64.8%
State average:

55.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 349
  • Northeast: 1
  • Midwest: 58
  • South: 5
  • West: 25

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 11%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Arthur County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66.9%)
  • Electricity (28.0%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (80.6%)
  • Electricity (16.4%)
  • Wood (3.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

27.3%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Arthur County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $223,000
    Central Staff Services: $35,000
    Police Protection: $26,000
    Financial Administration: $24,000
    General Public Buildings: $15,000
    Parks & Recreation: $13,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
    Health Services - Other: $5,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
    General - Other: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $109,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $152,000

Arthur County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000
    Highways: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $23,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $119,000
    General Support: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $108,000
    NEC: $6,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000

Arthur County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $236,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2
Arthur County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Arthur County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Arthur County on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"