Gage County, Nebraska

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Gage County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 22,993. Its county seat is Beatrice[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Gage County is represented by the prefix 3 (it had the third-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 860 square miles (2,227.4 km2), of which 855 square miles (2,214.4 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.54%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Gage County was formed with land taken from the Oto in an 1854 treaty. It was named after the minister William D. Gage.[2]

Demographics

1860 - 421
1870 - 3,359
1880 - 13,164
1890 - 36,344
1900 - 30,051
1910 - 30,325
1920 - 29,721
1930 - 30,242
1940 - 29,588
1950 - 28,052
1960 - 26,818
1970 - 25,731
1980 - 24,456
1990 - 22,794
2000 - 22,993

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