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Hitchcock County, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Trenton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

719 sq mi (1,862 km²)
710 sq mi (1,839 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 1.19%
 - (2000)
 - Density

5/sq mi (2/km²)

Hitchcock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 3,111. Its county seat is Trenton 6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Hitchcock County is represented by the prefix 67 (it had the sixty-seventh-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 1,861 km² (719 sq mi). 1,839 km² (710 sq mi) of it is land and 22 km² (9 sq mi) of it (1.19%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit


Hitchcock County
Population by decade

1880 - 1,012
1890 - 5,799
1900 - 4,409
1910 - 5,415
1920 - 6,045
1930 - 7,269
1940 - 6,404
1950 - 5,867
1960 - 4,829
1970 - 4,051
1980 - 4,079
1990 - 3,750
2000 - 3,111

As of the census 2 of 2000, there were 3,111 people, 1,287 households, and 899 families residing in the county. The population density was 2/km² (4/sq mi). There were 1,675 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (2/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.36% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,287 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.10% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% were non-families. 27.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 22.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,287, and the median income for a family was $34,490. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $18,879 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,804. About 10.90% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.90% of those under age 18 and 8.40% of those age 65 or over.


Coordinates: 40°11′N 101°02′W / 40.18, -101.04

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