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Box Butte County, Nebraska
Box Butte County courthouse from SW 2
Box Butte County Courthouse in Alliance, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Box Butte County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1886
Seat Alliance
Largest city Alliance
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,078 sq mi (2,792 km²)
1,075 sq mi (2,784 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.24%
 - (2000)
 - Density

10/sq mi (4/km²)

Box Butte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 12,158. Its county seat is Alliance.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Box Butte County is represented by the prefix 65 (it had the sixty-fifth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,078 square miles (2,792.0 km2), of which 1,075 square miles (2,784.2 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.24%) is water.

Major highwaysEdit

Adjacent counties Edit


Box Butte County was formed in 1886.[2]


Box Butte County
Population by decade

1890 - 5,494
1900 - 5,572
1910 - 6,131
1920 - 8,407
1930 - 11,861
1940 - 10,736
1950 - 12,279
1960 - 11,688
1970 - 10,094
1980 - 13,696
1990 - 13,130
2000 - 12,158

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,158 people, 4,780 households, and 3,298 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 5,488 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.84% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 2.74% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.55% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. 7.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.4% were of German, 8.4% English, 8.1% Irish and 5.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 4,780 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 8.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.00% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.10% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,366, and the median income for a family was $46,670. Males had a median income of $36,966 versus $21,762 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,407. About 9.70% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.70% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ [1] Retrieved on March 15, 2008.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 42°13′N 103°05′W / 42.21, -103.08

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