Blaine County, Nebraska (NE)

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
County population in 2012: 514 (all rural); it was 583 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 59
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 77
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 155
Renter-occupied apartments: 60 (it was 83 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

33%

Land area: 711 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.6 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Blaine County: 75.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

We are giving away a $200 prize - enter simply by sending us your own pictures of this county!
Click here to upload your Blaine County photos (outside city limits)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (87.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
Options
X
Data:
Options
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Blaine County races chart

Races in Blaine County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (99.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 247  (61.5%)
Females: 231  (38.5%)
Average household size:
Blaine County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,724 ($25,278 in 1999)

This county:

$42724
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $291 (lower quartile is $256, upper quartile is $426)
This county:

$291
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,300 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Blaine:

$59,300
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,653 - $104,540
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,079
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $334

Institutionalized population: 0
Blaine County, NE map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $994 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $701 (1.2%)

Blaine County household income distribution in 2009 Blaine County home values distribution Blaine County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.2%
Blaine County:

18.2%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(17.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 42 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Blaine County is $419 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dunning, Brewster.

Click to draw/clear Blaine County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Blaine County: Burke Ranch (A), Cook Ranch (B), Fowler Ranch (C), Hanna Ranch (D), Hazen Ranch (E), McMillen Ranch (F), Mellott Ranch (G), Miller Ranch (H), Neubauer Ranch (I), Niemoth Ranch (J), O Teaford Ranch (K), White Ranch (L), Hardscrabble School (M), Whitetail Canoe Launch/Campground (N), Teahon Ranch (O), School Number 21 (P), Linscott (Q), Purdum Rural Fire District (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Blaine County include: Prairie Bible Chapel (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Purdum United Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Brewster Cemetery (1), German Valley Cemetery (2), Hawley Flats Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Goldman Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Wild Horse Creek (A), Dismal River (B), Rifle Creek (C), Goose Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Brown County , Cherry County , Custer County , Logan County , Loup County , Thomas County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 2 (100% naturalized citizens)

Blaine County:

0.3%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 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): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.4%

Blaine County marital status for males Blaine County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Blaine County with a mortgage: 21 (2 second mortgage, 3 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 45

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Blaine County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2403
Mainline Protestant862
Other--
None152-
Blaine 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 convenience stores (with gas): 1
Blaine County:

22.73 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

22.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Blaine County:

10.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Blaine County:

28.4%
State:

28.0%

Agriculture in Blaine County:

Average size of farms: 4162 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $204,503
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $21.32
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: 97.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $191,157
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.58%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $91,003
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 78.30%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.62
Corn for grain: 4334 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Blaine County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 17686435.7 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Blaine County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 50% 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 569.2 miles away from Blaine 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 289.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 164.9 miles away from the county center
On 5/25/2003 at 07:32:33, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 125.4 miles away from Blaine County center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 342.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Blaine County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
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 (%):

  • Italy (100%)

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

  • German (45%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Danish (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Blaine County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 128 (47%)
  • Carpooled: 38 (14%)
  • Walked: 41 (15%)
  • Other means: 2 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 62 (23%)

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 $40,813.

9.09% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


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



9.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($21,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.09%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


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: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Blaine County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Blaine County

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

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Blaine County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 108 (96 aged, 12 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 30%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 30%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 826.450
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1652.890

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 206.610

Household type by relationship:

Households: 478

Size of family households: 85 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 6 6-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 43 1-person, 3 2-persons, 1 3-persons.

144 married couples with children.
8 single-parent households (2 men, 6 women).

95.8% of residents of Blaine County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $5,559,000 ($10732 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $25,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,307,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $506,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $323,000
Federal grants: $3,105,000
Federal procurement contracts: $66,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $251,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $530,000

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

Births: 30
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 16
Here:

33 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -107
Here -221 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Blaine County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.06 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 13
  • 1990 to 1999: 20
  • 1980 to 1989: 29
  • 1970 to 1979: 35
  • 1960 to 1969: 47
  • 1950 to 1959: 30
  • 1940 to 1949: 37
  • 1939 or earlier: 142
Rooms in houses/apartments in Blaine County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 2
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 60
  • 6 rooms: 29
  • 7 rooms: 21
  • 8 rooms: 6
  • 9+ rooms: 17
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 1
  • 3 rooms: 1
  • 4 rooms: 10
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 20
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9+ rooms: 12
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Blaine County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 48
  • 3 bedrooms: 78
  • 4 bedrooms: 19
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 13
  • 3 bedrooms: 50
  • 4 bedrooms: 9
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Blaine County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 32
  • 2 vehicles: 56
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 16
  • no vehicle: 5
  • 1 vehicle: 18
  • 2 vehicles: 25
  • 3 vehicles: 24
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 1

74% of Blaine County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Nebraska.

Blaine County:

74.3%
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: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 10%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Blaine County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (77.4%)
  • Electricity (19.4%)
  • Wood (1.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (80.7%)
  • Electricity (10.8%)
  • Utility gas (4.8%)
  • Wood (2.4%)

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: 0
Here:

0.0%
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)

Blaine County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $194,000
    General - Other: $77,000
    Central Staff Services: $69,000
    Financial Administration: $54,000
    Police Protection: $40,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    Health Services - Other: $18,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    General Public Buildings: $11,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $37,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $233,000

Blaine County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $24,000
    General Support: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $28,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000
    Property Sale Other: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $145,000
    General Support: $60,000
    All Other: $8,000
    Health & Hospitals: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $308,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $4,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000
    Total General Sales: $1,000
    NEC: $1,000

Blaine County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $435,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Blaine County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Blaine County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Blaine County on our top lists: