Boyd County, Nebraska

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Boyd County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 2,438. Its county seat is Butte.[1] Boyd County was the setting of Susan Cragin's 2007 documentary film and book, "Nuclear Nebraska", in which she chronicled the story of how local residents refused to allow a nuclear waste site in Boyd County.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Boyd County is represented by the prefix 63 (it had the sixty-third-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 545 square miles (1,411.5 km2), of which 540 square miles (1,398.6 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.83%) is water.[2]

Boyd County is located in Nebraska's Outback region.[3]

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History

Boyd County was formed in 1891. It was named after Governor James E. Boyd.

Demographics

1890 - 695
1900 - 7,332
1910 - 8,826
1920 - 8,243
1930 - 7,169
1940 - 6,060
1950 - 4,911
1960 - 4,513
1970 - 3,752
1980 - 3,331
1990 - 2,835
2000 - 2,438

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