Garfield County, Nebraska

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Garfield County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 1,902. Its county seat is Burwell[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Garfield County is represented by the prefix 83 (it had the eighty-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 571 square miles (1,478.9 km2), of which 570 square miles (1,476.3 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.23%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

1890 - 1,659
1900 - 2,127
1910 - 3,417
1920 - 3,496
1930 - 3,207
1940 - 3,444
1950 - 2,912
1960 - 2,699
1970 - 2,411
1980 - 2,363
1990 - 2,141
2000 - 1,902

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,902 people, 813 households, and 529 families residing in the county. The population density was 3 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,021 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.79% White, 0.21% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 813 households out of which 26.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 3.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.90% were non-families. 32.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.

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