Dodge County, Nebraska

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Dodge County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 36,160. Its county seat is Fremont.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dodge County is represented by the prefix 5 (it had the fifth-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 544 square miles (1,409.0 km2), of which 534 square miles (1,383.1 km2) is land and 10 square miles (25.9 km2) (1.75%) is water.

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History

Dodge County was formed in 1855. It was named after the US Senator Augustus Caesar Dodge.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 36,160 people, 14,433 households, and 9,756 families residing in the county. The population density was 68 people per square mile (26/km²). There were 15,468 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.90% White, 0.43% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 2.06% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 3.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 48.1% were of German, 7.6% Irish, 5.7% English and 5.4% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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