Gosper County, Nebraska

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Gosper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 2,143. Its county seat is Elwood[1].

Gosper County is part of the Lexington, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Gosper County is represented by the prefix 73 (it had the seventy-third-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 463 square miles (1,199.2 km2), of which 458 square miles (1,186.2 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (0.99%) is water.

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Gosper County was formed in 1873. It was named after John J. Gosper, a Secretary of State of Nebraska.[2]


1880 - 1,673
1890 - 4,816
1900 - 5,301
1910 - 4,933
1920 - 4,669
1930 - 4,287
1940 - 3,687
1950 - 2,734
1960 - 2,489
1970 - 2,178
1980 - 2,140
1990 - 1,928
2000 - 2,143

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,143 people, 863 households, and 655 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,281 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.79% White, 0.14% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. 1.26% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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