Colfax County, Nebraska

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Colfax County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 10,441. Its county seat is Schuyler[1]. The county and its seat are named after former Vice President of the United States, Schuyler Colfax.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Colfax County is represented by the prefix 43 (it had the forty-third-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 419 square miles (1,085.2 km2), of which 413 square miles (1,069.7 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (1.30%) is water.

Adjacent counties


1870 - 1,424
1880 - 6,588
1890 - 10,453
1900 - 11,211
1910 - 11,610
1920 - 11,624
1930 - 11,434
1940 - 10,627
1950 - 10,010
1960 - 9,595
1970 - 9,498
1980 - 9,890
1990 - 9,139
2000 - 10,441

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,441 people, 3,682 households, and 2,592 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 4,088 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.73% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 15.94% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. 26.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.8% were of German and 24.2% Czech ancestry according to Census 2000.

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