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

575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
563 sq mi (1,458 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.23%
 - (2000)
 - Density

13/sq mi (5/km²)

Pierce County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 7,857. Its county seat is Pierce6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Pierce County is represented by the prefix 40 (it had the fortieth-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 1,490 km² (575 sq mi). 1,486 km² (574 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.23%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Pierce County
Population by decade

1870 - 152
1880 - 1,202
1890 - 4,864
1900 - 8,445
1910 - 10,122
1920 - 10,681
1930 - 11,080
1940 - 10,211
1950 - 9,405
1960 - 8,722
1970 - 8,493
1980 - 8,481
1990 - 7,827
2000 - 7,857

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,857 people, 2,979 households, and 2,141 families residing in the county. The population density was 5/km² (14/sq mi). There were 3,247 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (6/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.65% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.71% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,979 households out of which 35.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.40% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,239, and the median income for a family was $40,500. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $20,237 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,980. About 8.80% of families and 11.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 12.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and villages Edit

Coordinates: 42°16′N 97°37′W / 42.27, -97.61

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