Loup County

Loup County, Nebraska

408 4th St
Taylor, NE 68879
Phone: (308) 942-3135
Fax: (308) 942-3103

In central NE, northeast of North Platte; organized as Taylor County Mar 6, 1855 from unorganized territory (prior to statehood); name changed Jul 23, 1883. Name Origin: For the Loup River, which flows through the county; itself named for the Pawnee Loup Indians. Name is French translation of Pawnee skidi 'wolf.'

Area (sq mi):: 571.02 (land 569.71; water 1.31) Population per square mile: 1.20
Population 2005: 686 State rank: 88 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.70%; 1990-2000 4.20% Population 2000: 712 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 42.90
Income 2000: per capita $12,427; median household $26,250; Population below poverty level: 17.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $7,459-$12,819
Unemployment (2004): 3.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 24.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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When the Omaha World Herald proclaimed Loup County's poverty status, disturbed students in the 7th grade geography class developed the "Welcome to Taylor" Web site, showcasing the community's unique assets.
* Honorable mention: Lisbon Central School, Connecticut; Les Bois Junior High, Idaho; Hidden Oaks Middle School, Minnesota; and Loup County Public School, Nebraska.