Burt County, Nebraska

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Burt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 7,791. Its county seat is Tekamah[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Burt County is represented by the prefix 31 (it had the thirty-first-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 497 square miles (1,287.2 km2), of which 493 square miles (1,276.9 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.87%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Burt County was formed in 1854. It was named after Francis Burt, the first governor of Nebraska Territory.[2]

Demographics

1860 - 388
1870 - 2,847
1880 - 6,937
1890 - 11,609
1900 - 13,040
1910 - 12,726
1920 - 12,559
1930 - 13,062
1940 - 12,546
1950 - 11,536
1960 - 10,192
1970 - 9,247
1980 - 8,813
1990 - 7,868
2000 - 7,791

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,791 people, 3,155 households, and 2,240 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 3,723 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.63% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.7% were of German, 13.9% Swedish, 10.1% Irish, 8.8% American, 7.0% English and 5.4% Danish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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