Cuming County, Nebraska

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Cuming County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 10,203. Its county seat is West Point.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Cuming County is represented by the prefix 24 (it had the twenty-fourth-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 575 square miles (1,489.2 km2), of which 572 square miles (1,481.5 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.44%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Cuming County was formed in 1855. It was named after Thomas B. Cuming, an early governor of this territory.[2]

Demographics

1860 - 67
1870 - 2,964
1880 - 5,569
1890 - 12,265
1900 - 14,584
1910 - 13,782
1920 - 13,769
1930 - 14,327
1940 - 13,562
1950 - 12,994
1960 - 12,435
1970 - 12,034
1980 - 11,664
1990 - 10,117
2000 - 10,203

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,203 people, 3,945 households, and 2,757 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 4,283 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.88% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.63% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 5.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 67.4% were of German and 5.6% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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