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Garden County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Garden County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Nebraska's location in the U.S.
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Seat Oshkosh
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,731 sq mi (4,483 km²)
1,704 sq mi (4,413 km²)
27 sq mi (70 km²), 1.54%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Garden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 2,292. Its county seat is Oshkosh6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Garden County is represented by the prefix 77 (it had the seventy-seventh-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 4,483 km² (1,731 sq mi). 4,414 km² (1,704 sq mi) of it is land and 69 km² (27 sq mi) of it (1.54%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Garden County
Population by decade

1910 - 3,538
1920 - 4,572
1930 - 5,099
1940 - 4,680
1950 - 4,114
1960 - 3,472
1970 - 2,929
1980 - 2,802
1990 - 2,460
2000 - 2,292

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,292 people, 1,020 households, and 658 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (1/sq mi). There were 1,298 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.34% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,020 households out of which 24.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.90% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.40% were non-families. 32.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the county the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 4.60% from 18 to 24, 22.70% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,458, and the median income for a family was $32,546. Males had a median income of $21,495 versus $17,000 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,414. About 10.80% of families and 14.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.00% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

City, village and census-designated place Edit

Coordinates: 41°37′N 102°20′W / 41.62, -102.34

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