Brown County, Nebraska

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Brown County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 3,525. Its county seat is Ainsworth.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Brown County is represented by the prefix 75 (it had the seventy-fifth-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 1,225 square miles (3,172.7 km2), of which 1,221 square miles (3,162.4 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.31%) is water.[2]

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

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1890 - 4,359
1900 - 3,470
1910 - 6,083
1920 - 6,749
1930 - 5,772
1940 - 5,962
1950 - 5,164
1960 - 4,436
1970 - 4,021
1980 - 4,377
1990 - 3,657
2000 - 3,525

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,525 people, 1,530 households, and 996 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,916 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.64% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 43.0% were of German, 11.7% American, 11.6% English and 8.2% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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