Dawes County, Nebraska

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Dawes County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Dawes County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Chadron
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,401 sq mi (3,629 km²)

5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.33%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)

Dawes County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 9,060. Its county seat is Chadron6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dawes County is represented by the prefix 69 (it had the sixty-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 3,628 km² (1,401 sq mi). 3,616 km² (1,396 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.33%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Kimball County
Population by decade

1890 - 9,722
1900 - 6,215
1910 - 8,254
1920 - 10,160
1930 - 11,493
1940 - 10,128
1950 - 9,708
1960 - 9,536
1970 - 9,761
1980 - 9,609
1990 - 9,021
2000 - 9,060

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,060 people, 3,512 households, and 2,086 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (6/sq mi). There were 4,004 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.34% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 2.88% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.03% from other races, and 1.58% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,512 households out of which 26.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.60% were non-families. 31.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.20% under the age of 18, 23.40% from 18 to 24, 20.40% from 25 to 44, 20.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,476, and the median income for a family was $41,092. Males had a median income of $29,162 versus $17,404 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,353. About 9.80% of families and 18.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.40% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and village Edit

Coordinates: 42°43′N 103°08′W / 42.71, -103.14

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