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

1,110 sq mi (2,875 km²)
1,061 sq mi (2,748 km²)
49 sq mi (127 km²), 4.37%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)

Keith County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 8,875. Its county seat is Ogallala6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Keith County is represented by the prefix 68 (it had the sixty-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 2,874 km² (1,110 sq mi). 2,749 km² (1,061 sq mi) of it is land and 126 km² (49 sq mi) of it (4.37%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Keith County
Population by decade

1880 - 194
1890 - 2,556
1900 - 1,951
1910 - 3,692
1920 - 5,294
1930 - 6,721
1940 - 8,333
1950 - 7,449
1960 - 7,958
1970 - 8,487
1980 - 9,364
1990 - 8,584
2000 - 8,875

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,875 people, 3,707 households, and 2,535 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 5,178 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.75% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 1.49% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 4.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,707 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.60% were non-families. 27.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% 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 25.30% under the age of 18, 5.70% from 18 to 24, 25.30% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 18.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,325, and the median income for a family was $39,118. Males had a median income of $26,523 versus $19,024 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,421. About 6.60% of families and 9.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.10% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over.

City and villages Edit

Coordinates: 41°12′N 101°40′W / 41.20, -101.66

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