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Adams County, Nebraska
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Adams County Courthouse in Hastings, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Hastings
Largest city Hastings
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

564 sq mi (1,461 km²)
563 sq mi (1,458 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.13%
 - (2000)
 - Density

54/sq mi (21/km²)

Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of July 1, 2006, the population estimate was 33,185. Its name is in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams. Its county seat is Hastings[1].

Adams County is part of the Hastings Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Adams County is represented by the prefix 14 (it had the fourteenth-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 564 square miles (1,460 km2), of which 563 square miles (1,460 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.13%) is water.

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Adams County
Population by decade

1870 - 19
1880 - 10,235
1890 - 24,303
1900 - 18,840
1910 - 20,900
1920 - 22,621
1930 - 26,275
1940 - 24,576
1950 - 28,855
1960 - 28,944
1970 - 30,553
1980 - 30,656
1990 - 29,625
2000 - 31,151

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,151 people, 12,141 households, and 7,964 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 13,014 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.54% White, 0.64% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.99% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 4.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.6% were of German, 7.9% Irish, 7.7% English and 7.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 12,141 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.40% were non-families. 28.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 11.90% from 18 to 24, 26.20% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,160, and the median income for a family was $45,620. Males had a median income of $29,842 versus $21,236 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,308. About 5.50% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.40% of those under age 18 and 6.70% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 40°31′N 98°30′W / 40.52, -98.50

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