Box Butte County, Nebraska

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Box Butte County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 12,158. Its county seat is Alliance.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Box Butte County is represented by the prefix 65 (it had the sixty-fifth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,078 square miles (2,792.0 km2), of which 1,075 square miles (2,784.2 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.24%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Box Butte County was formed in 1886.[2]

Demographics

1890 - 5,494
1900 - 5,572
1910 - 6,131
1920 - 8,407
1930 - 11,861
1940 - 10,736
1950 - 12,279
1960 - 11,688
1970 - 10,094
1980 - 13,696
1990 - 13,130
2000 - 12,158

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,158 people, 4,780 households, and 3,298 families residing in the county. The population density was 11 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 5,488 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.84% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 2.74% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 3.55% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. 7.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.4% were of German, 8.4% English, 8.1% Irish and 5.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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