Arthur County, Nebraska (NE)

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County population in 2012: 486 (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. 2013 cost of living index in Arthur County: 76.6 (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: 228  (48.7%)
Females: 232  (51.3%)
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):


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

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: Hawkins South Ranch (A), A Walz Ranch (B), Anderberg Ranch (C), Lyle Kramer Ranch (D), Beeken Ranch (E), Beekin Ranch (F), Beekins Ranch (G), Bucktail Ranch (H), Cerny Ranch (I), Cocklebur Windmill (J), Cross Ranch (K), Powers Ranch (L), Dale Corfield Ranch (M), Dancer Ranch (N), Dean Simpson Ranch (O), Tillingbast Ranch (P), East Ranch (Q), Enfield Ranch (R), Erie Corfield Ranch (S), Eymann Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Arthur County: Center Valley Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: K C Lake (A), Mechoglan Lake (B), Jensen Lake (C), Bean Soup Lake (D), Tilley Lake (E), Hulbert Lake (F), Soehls Lake (G), Frye Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Garden County , Grant County , Hooker County , Keith County , McPherson County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.8%
Nebraska:

3.7%

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:


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 14227980.2 times below overall U.S. average.

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:


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
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Arthur County

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

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:

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:

Arthur County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Arthur County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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