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

394 sq mi (1,020 km²)
390 sq mi (1,010 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.83%
 - (2000)
 - Density

49/sq mi (19/km²)

Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 18,780. Its county seat is Blair6. It is one of five Nebraska counties in the eight-county Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Washington County is represented by the prefix 29 (it had the twenty-ninth 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 1,020 km² (394 sq mi). 1,011 km² (390 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.83%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Washington County
Population by decade

1860 - 1,249
1870 - 4,452
1880 - 8,631
1890 - 11,869
1900 - 13,086
1910 - 12,738
1920 - 12,180
1930 - 12,095
1940 - 11,578
1950 - 11,511
1960 - 12,103
1970 - 13,310
1980 - 15,508
1990 - 16,607
2000 - 18,780

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,780 people, 6,940 households, and 5,149 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (48/sq mi). There were 7,408 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.12% White, 0.34% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 1.08% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,940 households out of which 36.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.00% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.80% were non-families. 21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $48,500, and the median income for a family was $56,429. Males had a median income of $36,901 versus $25,893 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,055. About 4.10% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 7.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and villages Edit

Townships Edit

  • Blair, City of
  • Township 1
  • Township 2
  • Township 5
  • Township 6
  • Township 7


  1. ^ {{cite web|url= of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses|accessdate=2006-07-21|author=United States Office of Management and Budget

Coordinates: 41°32′N 96°13′W / 41.53, -96.22

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