Hooker County, Nebraska (NE)

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County population in 2012: 727 (all rural); it was 783 in 2000
County 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:

26%
State:

33%

Land area: 721 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hooker County: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 7%
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Races in Hooker County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  50.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 346  (48.4%)
Females: 390  (51.6%)
Average household size:
Hooker County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,150 ($27,868 in 1999)

This county:

$39150
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $470 (lower quartile is $388, upper quartile is $488)
This county:

$470
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $65,624 (it was $43,700 in 2000)
Hooker:

$65,624
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,700 - $98,988
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $808
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $419

Institutionalized population: 26

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):

Hooker County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $105,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,115 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $667 (1.0%)

Hooker County household income distribution in 2009 Hooker County home values distribution Hooker County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.8%
(13.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.2%
Hooker County:

13.2%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 51 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 56 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 82 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.

Cities in this county include: Mullen.

Hooker County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hooker County: A Moore Ranch (A), Carr Ranch (B), Dismal River Ranch (C), E Carr Ranch (D), Furrow Ranch (E), Peterson Ranch (F), Purdum Ranch (G), Taylor Ranch (H), Lee Boyer Ranch (I), J Tucker Ranch (J), Gragg Ranch (K), R Carr Ranch (L), Lattin Ranch (M), Krave Ranch (N), Sexton Ranch (O), French Ranch (P), Maire Ranch (Q), Hager Ranch (R), Mauser Ranch (S), Haney Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Hooker County: Eclipse Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Cedarview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Proctor Lake (A), Jefford Lake (B), Shimmins Lake (C), Rosebud Lake (D), Carr Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Bobtail Creek (B), North Fork Dismal River (C), South Fork Dismal River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Arthur County , Cherry County , Grant County , McPherson County , Thomas County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.9%
Nebraska:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

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%

Hooker County marital status for males Hooker County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


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

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hooker County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2302
Evangelical Protestant1362
Catholic701
None300-
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
Hooker County:

13.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

27.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hooker County:

9.6%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Hooker County:

29.0%
State:

28.0%

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

Tornado activity:

Hooker County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 17863961.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

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:


The number of natural disasters in Hooker County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • German (28%)
  • United States or American (17%)
  • Irish (14%)
  • English (11%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Danish (3%)

Hooker County mode of transportation to work chart

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 facilities
Average 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)

Here:

5.78%
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



5.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
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: 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

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

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hooker County

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: 268.820
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1747.310

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 284.9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 268.820

Household type by relationship:

Households: 710

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 ($6302 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:

Births: 33
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 66
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

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

Net internal migration: -1
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State -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:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 8
  • 2000 to 2004: 45
  • 1990 to 1999: 29
  • 1980 to 1989: 41
  • 1970 to 1979: 37
  • 1960 to 1969: 85
  • 1950 to 1959: 71
  • 1940 to 1949: 34
  • 1939 or earlier: 85
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hooker County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 4
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 56
  • 6 rooms: 36
  • 7 rooms: 36
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9+ rooms: 61
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 13
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 28
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 17
  • 8 rooms: 2
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hooker County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 52
  • 3 bedrooms: 108
  • 4 bedrooms: 55
  • 5+ bedrooms: 31
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 6
  • 2 bedrooms: 31
  • 3 bedrooms: 33
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3
Cars and other vehicles available in Hooker County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 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.

Hooker County:

69.3%
State average:

55.7%

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

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74.6%)
  • Electricity (13.3%)
  • Wood (6.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Utility gas (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (81.6%)
  • Electricity (11.5%)
  • Wood (4.6%)
  • Utility gas (2.3%)

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%

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)

Hooker County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $128,000
    General - Other: $119,000
    Central Staff Services: $60,000
    Police Protection: $36,000
    Financial Administration: $29,000
    Libraries: $23,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    General Public Buildings: $16,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $13,000
    Health Services - Other: $12,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $198,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $197,000

Hooker County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $30,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $130,000
    Interest Earnings: $28,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $103,000
    All Other: $50,000
    General Support: $13,000
  • Tax - Property: $251,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,000
    Total General Sales: $1,000

Hooker County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $461,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hooker County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1479.1 years
William877.3 years
Robert776.4 years
Charles678.0 years
Walter577.7 years
Joe575.4 years
George583.6 years
Ray581.8 years
Gladys581.2 years
Stanley478.8 years
Most common last names in Hooker County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Boyer1682.9 years
Long978.0 years
Simonson974.6 years
Carr777.4 years
Johnson672.8 years
Sexton677.1 years
Phipps583.4 years
Starr592.8 years
Maire577.2 years
Cooley584.0 years

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