County population in 2014: 453 (all rural); it was 444 in 2000County 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:
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)
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%)
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%
(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.
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
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)
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%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 211
One, attached: 2
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
0.0% with mortgage
64.8% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Arthur County
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
28.25 / 10,000 pop.
2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
28.25 / 10,000 pop.
7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
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%
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.
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
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 (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Arthur County (%):
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
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:
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:
77 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
42 per 1000 residents
46 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -1
-3 per 1000 residents
+13 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -74
-196 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
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
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 349
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