Deuel County, Nebraska

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Deuel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 2,098. Its county seat is Chappell.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Deuel County is represented by the prefix 78 (it had the seventy-eighth-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 441 square miles (1,142.2 km2), of which 440 square miles (1,139.6 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.20%) is water.[2]

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Deuel County was formed in 1889. It was named after Harry Porter Deuel, an early pioneer in this area.


1890 - 2,893
1900 - 2,630
1910 - 1,786
1920 - 3,282
1930 - 3,992
1940 - 3,580
1950 - 3,330
1960 - 3,125
1970 - 2,717
1980 - 2,462
1990 - 2,237
2000 - 2,098

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,098 people, 908 households, and 601 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,032 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.33% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 1.14% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 2.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.3% were of German, 10.7% Irish, 10.2% English, 10.0% Swedish and 9.5% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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