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

1,140 sq mi (2,953 km²)
1,108 sq mi (2,870 km²)
32 sq mi (83 km²), 2.77%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)

Knox County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 9,374. Its county seat is Center6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Knox County is represented by the prefix 12 (it had the twelfth-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 2,952 km² (1,140 sq mi). 2,870 km² (1,108 sq mi) of it is land and 82 km² (32 sq mi) of it (2.77%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Knox County
Population by decade

1860 - 152
1870 - 261
1880 - 3,666
1890 - 8,582
1900 - 14,343
1910 - 18,358
1920 - 18,894
1930 - 19,110
1940 - 16,478
1950 - 14,820
1960 - 13,300
1970 - 11,723
1980 - 11,457
1990 - 9,534
2000 - 9,374

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,374 people, 3,811 households, and 2,595 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 4,773 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.63% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 7.12% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,811 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.00% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.90% were non-families. 29.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 5.50% from 18 to 24, 21.90% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 23.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,564, and the median income for a family was $34,073. Males had a median income of $23,373 versus $18,319 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,971. About 12.50% of families and 15.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and villages Edit

External links Edit

Coordinates: 42°38′N 97°53′W / 42.63, -97.88

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