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Cheyenne County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cheyenne County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1871
Seat Sidney
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,196 sq mi (3,099 km²)
1,196 sq mi (3,099 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.01%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6

Cheyenne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 9,830. Its county seat is Sidney6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Cheyenne County is represented by the prefix 39 (it had the thirty-ninth-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 3,099 km² (1,196 sq mi). 3,099 km² (1,196 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.01%) is water.

Oil was discovered in the area in somewhat recent years.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Cheyenne County
Population by decade

1870 - 190
1880 - 1,558
1890 - 5,693
1900 - 5,570
1910 - 4,551
1920 - 8,405
1930 - 10,187
1940 - 9,505
1950 - 12,081
1960 - 14,828
1970 - 10,778
1980 - 10,057
1990 - 9,494
2000 - 9,830

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,830 people, 4,071 households, and 2,686 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 4,569 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.34% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 4.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,071 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. 30.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,438, and the median income for a family was $41,024. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,467 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,437. About 8.20% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.80% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over.

City and villages Edit

Coordinates: 41°13′N 102°59′W / 41.22, -102.99

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