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Gosper County, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Elwood
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

463 sq mi (1,199 km²)
458 sq mi (1,186 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.99%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Gosper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 2,143. Its county seat is Elwood6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Gosper County is represented by the prefix 73 (it had the seventy-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 1,198 km² (463 sq mi). 1,187 km² (458 sq mi) of it is land and 12 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.99%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Gosper County
Population by decade

1880 - 1,673
1890 - 4,816
1900 - 5,301
1910 - 4,933
1920 - 4,669
1930 - 4,287
1940 - 3,687
1950 - 2,734
1960 - 2,489
1970 - 2,178
1980 - 2,140
1990 - 1,928
2000 - 2,143

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,143 people, 863 households, and 655 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (5/sq mi). There were 1,281 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.79% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 863 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.10% were married couples living together, 3.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.10% were non-families. 22.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.40% from 18 to 24, 24.00% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 20.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 102.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,827, and the median income for a family was $42,702. Males had a median income of $28,836 versus $21,204 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,957. About 4.80% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.10% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over.

Villages Edit

Coordinates: 40°30′N 99°49′W / 40.50, -99.82

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