Furnas County, Nebraska

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Furnas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It was named in honor of Robert W. Furnas, the second governor of the state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 5,324. Its county seat is Beaver City[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Furnas County is represented by the prefix 38 (it had the thirty-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 721 square miles (1,867.4 km2), of which 718 square miles (1,859.6 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.34%) is water.

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1880 - 6,407
1890 - 9,840
1900 - 12,373
1910 - 12,083
1920 - 11,657
1930 - 12,140
1940 - 10,098
1950 - 9,385
1960 - 7,711
1970 - 6,897
1980 - 6,486
1990 - 5,553
2000 - 5,324

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,324 people, 2,278 households, and 1,489 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,730 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.22% White, 0.08% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.6% were of German, 13.8% American, 11.4% English, 7.4% Irish and 5.2% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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