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Colfax County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Colfax County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Schuyler
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

419 sq mi (1,085 km²)
413 sq mi (1,070 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 1.30%
 - (2000)
 - Density

655/sq mi (253/km²)

Colfax County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 10,441. Its county seat is Schuyler6. The County and its seat are named after former Vice President of the United States, Schuyler Colfax.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Colfax County is represented by the prefix 43 (it had the forty-third-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 1,084 km² (419 sq mi). 1,070 km² (413 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.30%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Colfax County
Population by decade

1870 - 1,424
1880 - 6,588
1890 - 10,453
1900 - 11,211
1910 - 11,610
1920 - 11,624
1930 - 11,434
1940 - 10,627
1950 - 10,010
1960 - 9,595
1970 - 9,498
1980 - 9,890
1990 - 9,139
2000 - 10,441

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,441 people, 3,682 households, and 2,592 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (25/sq mi). There were 4,088 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 81.73% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 15.94% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. 26.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,682 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.31.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.90% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 18.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 106.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,849, and the median income for a family was $40,936. Males had a median income of $25,656 versus $20,485 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,148. About 7.20% of families and 10.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and villages Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Bain, David Haward (2004). The Old Iron Road: An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West. New York City, New York: Penguin Books. pp. 65-6. ISBN 0143035266. 

Coordinates: 41°35′N 97°05′W / 41.58, -97.09

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