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McPherson County, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Tryon
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

860 sq mi (2,227 km²)
859 sq mi (2,225 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.12%
 - (2000)
 - Density

0/sq mi (0/km²)

McPherson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 533. Its county seat is Tryon6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, McPherson County is represented by the prefix 90 (it had the nintieth-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 2,227 km² (860 sq mi). 2,225 km² (859 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


McPherson County
Population by decade

1890 - 401
1900 - 517
1910 - 2,470
1920 - 1,692
1930 - 1,358
1940 - 1,175
1950 - 825
1960 - 735
1970 - 623
1980 - 593
1990 - 546
2000 - 533

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 533 people, 202 households, and 157 families residing in the county. The population density was 0/km² (1/sq mi). There were 283 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (0/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.94% White, 0.38% Asian, 1.69% from other races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.4% were of German, 14.4% American, 9.2% Irish, 8.7% Swedish and 6.3% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 202 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.80% were married couples living together, 3.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.80% were non-families. 19.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.40% 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 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.60% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 99.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,750, and the median income for a family was $31,250. Males had a median income of $25,192 versus $13,393 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,055. 16.20% of the population and 14.00% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.70% are under the age of 18 and 17.30% are 65 or older.

Unincorporated community Edit

Coordinates: 41°34′N 101°04′W / 41.57, -101.06

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