County population in 2014: 728 (all rural); it was 783 in 2000County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 108 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 145 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 248 Renter-occupied apartments: 73 (it was 87 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 721 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 1 people per square mile (very low).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hooker County: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,220 (1.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $635 (0.9%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 18.9%
(19.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 18.6%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for Black residents)
Median age of residents in 2015: 57 years old
(Males: 56 years old, Females: 57 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 57 years old, Asian residents: 54 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 74 years old)
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hooker 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 Hooker County: River View Stock Farm (A), Central Hatchery (B), Pleasant Valley Community Hall (C), South Norfolk (D), Enola (E), Kellys Country Club (F), Fairplay Golf Course (G), Newman Grove Golf Club (H), Taylor Creek Golf Club (I), Taylor Creek Campground (J), Evergreen Hill Golf Course (K), Nucor Steel Emergency Squad (L), Madison County Courthouse (M), Madison County Sheriffs Office (N). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Hooker County include: Fairview Church (A), Rose Hill Church (B), Saint Francis de Sales Church (C), Saint Pauls Church (D), Victory Road Evangelical Free Church (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Shepherd of Peace Lutheran Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Allbery Cemetery (1), Green Garden Cemetery (2), Crown Hill Cemetery (3), Shell Creek Cemetery (4), Besk Cemetery (5), Best Cemetery (6), Deer Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Pofahl Lake (A), Medelmans Lake (B), Andys Lake (C), Jackson Lake (D), Ueckers Lake (E), Lehman Lake (F), Wendts Lake (G), Raasch Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Creeks: Meridian Creek (A), Al Hopins Creek (B), North Taylor Creek (C), North Shell Creek (D), North Fork Union Creek (E), Battle Creek (F), South Fork Union Creek (G), Buffalo Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Hooker County include: Elkhorn State Wildlife Management Area (1), Oak Valley State Wildlife Management Area (2), Yellowbanks State Wildlife Management Area (3), Meadow Grove Historical Marker (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Current college students: 7 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.7% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.1%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 345
3 or 4: 12
5 to 9: 7
Mobile homes: 66
Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5
Housing units in Hooker County with a mortgage: 53 (3 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 123
30.1% with mortgage
64.8% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Hooker County
Hooker 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
13.72 / 10,000 pop.
2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
27.43 / 10,000 pop.
7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Agriculture in Hooker County:
Average size of farms: 5233 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $141,441 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $38.95 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: 95.17% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $120,292 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.35% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $57,374 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.19% Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.50 Corn for grain: 1259 harvested acres
Hooker County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 2305027.3 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 16 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 6/20/1954, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Hooker County-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 40% 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 512.2 miles away from Hooker 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 231.1 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 172.3 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) earthquake occurred 122.4 miles away from the county center On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 287.4 miles away from Hooker 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 80.9 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:
Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1924: July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: 1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Nebraska Severe Storms, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to April 23, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1373: May 16, 2001, FEMA Id: 1373, Natural disaster type: Storm
The number of natural disasters in Hooker County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2 Emergencies Declared: 1
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
Sales and related occupations (9%)
Production occupations (9%)
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)
Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
Community and social service occupations (11%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
Management occupations (9%)
Personal care and service occupations (7%)
Sales and related occupations (5%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Hooker County (%):
United States or American (17%)
French (except Basque) (5%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 253 (69%)
Carpooled: 34 (9%)
Bicycle: 2 (1%)
Walked: 36 (10%)
Other means: 3 (1%)
Worked at home: 40 (11%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)
26 people in nursing homes
26 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilitiesAverage gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,076.
5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,824 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
5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,412 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: 9.4 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Births per 1000 population in Hooker County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 19.9 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9
Deaths per 1000 population in Hooker County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1% Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hooker County
Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (12)
Atherosclerotic heart disease (10)
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 214 (199 aged, 15 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 269 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,747
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 285 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 269
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 586 (176 male householders, 35 female householders)
185 spouses, 175 children (171 natural, 2 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 1 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 124 (50 male householders (44 living alone)), 65 female householders (62 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 26 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 128 2-persons, 33 3-persons, 28 4-persons, 16 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 106 1-person, 9 2-persons.
166 married couples with children.
19 single-parent households (6 men, 13 women).
99.5% of residents of Hooker County speak English at home.
0.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $4,720,000 ($6,302 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $47,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,565,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,122,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $81,000 Federal grants: $655,000 Federal procurement contracts: $33,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $264,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $69,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $325,000 Federal Government insurance: $0,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
44 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
89 per 1000 residents
46 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -1
-1 per 1000 residents
+13 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1
-1 per 1000 residents
-15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hooker County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.16 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2014 or later: 0
2010 to 2013: 11
2000 to 2009: 32
1990 to 1999: 34
1980 to 1989: 29
1970 to 1979: 57
1960 to 1969: 80
1950 to 1959: 78
1940 to 1949: 24
1939 or earlier: 98
Note: State values scaled to Hooker population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hooker County, Nebraska
Note: State values scaled to Hooker County population
no vehicle: 4
1 vehicle: 51
2 vehicles: 100
3 vehicles: 52
4 vehicles: 24
5+ vehicles: 17
no vehicle: 9
1 vehicle: 22
2 vehicles: 30
3 vehicles: 16
4 vehicles: 8
5+ vehicles: 2
69% of Hooker County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Nebraska.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 651
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $10,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hooker County