Rock County, Nebraska

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Rock County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Rock County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
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Seat Bassett
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,012 sq mi (2,621 km²)
1,008 sq mi (2,611 km²)
Expression error: Unexpected ( operator. sq mi (9 (3 sq mi) km²), 0.34%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Rock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 1,756. Its county seat is Bassett6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Rock County is represented by the prefix 81 (it had the eighty-first-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 2,621 km² (1,012 sq mi). 2,612 km² (1,008 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.34%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Rock County
Population by decade

1890 - 3,083
1900 - 2,809
1910 - 3,627
1920 - 3,703
1930 - 3,366
1940 - 3,977
1950 - 3,026
1960 - 2,554
1970 - 2,231
1980 - 2,383
1990 - 2,019
2000 - 1,756

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 1,756 people, 763 households, and 501 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 935 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.03% White, 0.46% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 763 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 6.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.30% were non-families. 31.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 22.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 92.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,795, and the median income for a family was $29,917. Males had a median income of $24,167 versus $16,490 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,350. About 17.70% of families and 21.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.30% of those under age 18 and 14.00% of those age 65 or over.

City and village Edit

Coordinates: 42°25′N 99°27′W / 42.42, -99.45

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