Hooker County, Nebraska

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Hooker County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 783. Its county seat is Mullen.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Hooker County is represented by the prefix 93, because it was the least populated of all 93 counties in the state when the licensing system was established in 1922.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 722 square miles (1,870.0 km2), of which 721 square miles (1,867.4 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.05%) is water.[3]

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Hooker County was formed in 1889. It was named after General Joseph Hooker.[4]


1890 - 426
1900 - 432
1910 - 981
1920 - 1,378
1930 - 1,180
1940 - 1,253
1950 - 1,061
1960 - 1,130
1970 - 939
1980 - 990
1990 - 793
2000 - 783

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 783 people, 335 households, and 220 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0/km²). There were 440 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.72% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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