Hamilton County, Nebraska

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Hamilton County is a county located in the U.S. state Nebraska. The county was named for Alexander Hamilton, the first Secretary of the Treasury. As of 2000, the population was 9,403. Its county seat is Aurora[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Hamilton County is represented by the prefix 28 (it had the twenty-eighth-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 547 square miles (1,416.7 km2), of which 544 square miles (1,409.0 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.57%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Hamilton County was formed in 1867. It was named after Alexander Hamilton.[2]

Demographics

1870 - 130
1880 - 8,267
1890 - 14,096
1900 - 13,330
1910 - 13,459
1920 - 13,237
1930 - 12,159
1940 - 9,982
1950 - 8,778
1960 - 8,714
1970 - 8,867
1980 - 9,301
1990 - 8,862
2000 - 9,403

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,403 people, 3,503 households, and 2,676 families residing in the county. The population density was 17 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 3,850 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.43% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.49% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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