Frontier County, Nebraska

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Frontier County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 3,099. Its county seat is Stockville[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Frontier County is represented by the prefix 60 (it had the sixtieth-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 980 square miles (2,538.2 km2), of which 975 square miles (2,525.2 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.56%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Frontier County was formed in 1872. It was named for its location along the frontier border in the late 19th century.[2]

Demographics

1880 - 934
1890 - 8,497
1900 - 8,781
1910 - 8,572
1920 - 8,540
1930 - 8,114
1940 - 6,417
1950 - 5,282
1960 - 4,311
1970 - 3,982
1980 - 3,647
1990 - 3,101
2000 - 3,099

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,099 people, 1,192 households, and 828 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,543 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.29% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.8% were of German, 12.8% English, 6.3% American and 6.1% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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