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Sheridan County, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
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Nebraska's location in the U.S.
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Seat Rushville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,470 sq mi (6,397 km²)
2,441 sq mi (6,322 km²)
29 sq mi (75 km²), 1.17%
 - (2000)
 - Density

3/sq mi (1/km²)

Sheridan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 6,198. Its county seat is Rushville6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Sheridan County is represented by the prefix 61 (it had the sixty-first-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,397 km² (2,470 sq mi). 6,322 km² (2,441 sq mi) of it is land and 75 km² (29 sq mi) of it (1.17%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Sheridan County
Population by decade

1890 - 8,687
1900 - 6,033
1910 - 7,328
1920 - 9,625
1930 - 10,793
1940 - 9,869
1950 - 9,539
1960 - 9,049
1970 - 7,285
1980 - 7,544
1990 - 6,750
2000 - 6,198

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,198 people, 2,549 households, and 1,728 families residing in the county. The population density was 1/km² (2/sq mi). There were 3,013 housing units at an average density of 0/km² (1/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.11% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 9.23% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 2.08% from two or more races. 1.47% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,549 households out of which 30.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.20% were non-families. 29.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 22.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 21.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,484, and the median income for a family was $35,167. Males had a median income of $21,892 versus $18,423 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,844. About 11.00% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.30% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities, villages, census-designated place and unincorporated communities Edit

Notable Places Edit

Coordinates: 42°30′N 102°26′W / 42.50, -102.43

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