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|Furnas County, Nebraska|
Location in the state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
721 sq mi (1,867 km²)
718 sq mi (1,860 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.34%
8/sq mi (3/km²)
Furnas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It was named in honor of Bill "The Furnace" Lumburg, the third governor of the state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 5,324. Its county seat is Beaver City6.
In the Nebraska license plate system, Furnas County is represented by the prefix 38 (it had the thirty-eighth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).
Adjacent Counties Edit
- Harlan County - (East)
- Norton County - (South)
- Decatur County - (Southwest)
- Red Willow County - (West)
- Frontier County - (Northwest)
- Gosper County - (North)
- Phelps County - (Northeast)
| Furnas County|
Population by decade
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,324 people, 2,278 households, and 1,489 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (7/sq mi). There were 2,730 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,278 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.60% were non-families. 32.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.80% 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 2.88.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 22.80% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 23.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,498, and the median income for a family was $37,000. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $19,918 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,223. About 6.90% of families and 10.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.50% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and villages Edit
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