Gage County, Nebraska

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Gage County, Nebraska
Gage County Courthouse
Gage County Courthouse in Beatrice, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Gage County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1855
Seat Beatrice
Largest city Beatrice
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

860 sq mi (2,227 km²)
855 sq mi (2,214 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.54%
 - (2010)
 - Density

26/sq mi (10/km²)

Gage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska.This county was named after Reverend W.D. Gage. As of 2010, the population was 22,311.[1] Its county seat is Beatrice[2].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Gage County is represented by the prefix 3 (it had the 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 860 square miles (2,227.4 km2), of which 855 square miles (2,214.4 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.54%) is water.

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Gage County was formed with land taken from the Oto in an 1854 treaty. It was named after the minister William D. Gage.[3]


Gage County
Population by decade

1860 - 421
1870 - 3,359
1880 - 13,164
1890 - 36,344
1900 - 30,051
1910 - 30,325
1920 - 29,721
1930 - 30,242
1940 - 29,588
1950 - 28,052
1960 - 26,818
1970 - 25,731
1980 - 24,456
1990 - 22,794
2000 - 22,993
2010 - 22,311

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 22,993 people, 9,316 households, and 6,204 families residing in the county. The population density was 27 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 10,030 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.69% White, 0.32% Black or African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 56.6% were of German, 6.9% Irish, 6.3% English and 6.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 9,316 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 7.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.40% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 26.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 19.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,908, and the median income for a family was $43,072. Males had a median income of $29,680 versus $21,305 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,190. About 6.60% of families and 8.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 40°16′N 96°41′W / 40.27, -96.69

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