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Dixon County, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Ponca
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

483 sq mi (1,251 km²)
476 sq mi (1,233 km²)
6 sq mi (16 km²), 1.31%
 - (2000)
 - Density

13/sq mi (5/km²)

Dixon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It is part of the Sioux City/Iowa/Nebraska/South Dakota Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population is 6,339. Its county seat is Ponca6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dixon County is represented by the prefix 35 (it had the thirty-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 1,250 km² (483 sq mi). 1,234 km² (476 sq mi) of it is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.31%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Dixon County
Population by decade

1860 - 274
1870 - 1,345
1880 - 4,177
1890 - 8,084
1900 - 10,535
1910 - 11,477
1920 - 11,815
1930 - 11,586
1940 - 10,413
1950 - 9,129
1960 - 8,106
1970 - 7,453
1980 - 7,137
1990 - 6,143
2000 - 6,339

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,339 people, 2,413 households, and 1,705 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (13/sq mi). There were 2,673 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.64% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 3.79% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 5.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,413 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 6.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 25.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.50% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 24.90% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,201, and the median income for a family was $41,122. Males had a median income of $27,784 versus $20,573 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,350. About 7.50% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.40% of those under age 18 and 9.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and villages Edit

Townships Edit

  • Clark
  • Concord
  • Daily
  • Emerson
  • Galena
  • Hooker
  • Logan
  • Newcastle
  • Ottercreek
  • Ponca, City of
  • Ponca
  • Silvercreek
  • Springbank
  • Wakefield

Coordinates: 42°30′N 96°52′W / 42.50, -96.87

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