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Jefferson County, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Fairbury
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
573 sq mi (1,484 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.43%
 - (2000)
 - Density

16/sq mi (6/km²)

Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It was named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America. Its county seat is Fairbury6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Jefferson County is represented by the prefix 33 (it had the thirty-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 1,491 km² (576 sq mi). 1,484 km² (573 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.43%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Jefferson County
Population by decade

1870 - 2,440
1880 - 8,096
1890 - 14,850
1900 - 15,196
1910 - 16,852
1920 - 16,140
1930 - 16,409
1940 - 15,532
1950 - 13,623
1960 - 11,620
1970 - 10,436
1980 - 9,817
1990 - 8,759
2000 - 8,333

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,333 people, 3,527 households, and 2,352 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (14/sq mi). There were 3,942 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.42% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 1.31% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,527 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 5.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.30% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 22.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,629, and the median income for a family was $40,747. Males had a median income of $26,929 versus $18,594 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,380. About 8.00% of families and 8.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.20% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over.

City and villages Edit

Coordinates: 40°10′N 97°09′W / 40.17, -97.15

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