Adams County, Nebraska

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Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of July 1, 2006, the population estimate was 33,185. Its name is in honor of the second President of the United States, John Adams. Its county seat is Hastings[1].

Adams County is part of the Hastings Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Adams County is represented by the prefix 14 (it had the fourteenth-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 564 square miles (1,460 km2), of which 563 square miles (1,460 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.13%) is water.

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1870 - 19
1880 - 10,235
1890 - 24,303
1900 - 18,840
1910 - 20,900
1920 - 22,621
1930 - 26,275
1940 - 24,576
1950 - 28,855
1960 - 28,944
1970 - 30,553
1980 - 30,656
1990 - 29,625
2000 - 31,151

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 31,151 people, 12,141 households, and 7,964 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 13,014 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.54% White, 0.64% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.99% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 4.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.6% were of German, 7.9% Irish, 7.7% English and 7.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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