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Hamilton County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Hamilton County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded information needed
Seat Aurora
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

547 sq mi (1,417 km²)

3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.57%
 - (2000)
 - Density

18/sq mi (7/km²)

Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state Nebraska. The county was named for Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury. As of 2000, the population is 9,403. Its county seat is Aurora6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Hamilton County is represented by the prefix 28 (it had the twenty-eighth-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 1,416 km² (547 sq mi). 1,408 km² (544 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.57%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


Hamilton County
Population by decade

1870 - 130
1880 - 8,267
1890 - 14,096
1900 - 13,330
1910 - 13,459
1920 - 13,237
1930 - 12,159
1940 - 9,982
1950 - 8,778
1960 - 8,714
1970 - 8,867
1980 - 9,301
1990 - 8,862
2000 - 9,403

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,403 people, 3,503 households, and 2,676 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (17/sq mi). There were 3,850 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.43% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,503 households out of which 37.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.40% were married couples living together, 5.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.60% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.10% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,277, and the median income for a family was $45,659. Males had a median income of $29,238 versus $20,308 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,590. About 5.90% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 5.40% of those age 65 or over.

Hamilton County courthouse, Aurora, Nebraska, USA

Hamilton County courthouse in Aurora

City and villages Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 40°53′N 98°01′W / 40.88, -98.02

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