Kimball County, Nebraska

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Kimball County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 4,089. Its county seat is Kimball.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Kimball County is represented by the prefix 71 (it had the seventy-first-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 952 square miles (2,466 km²), of which, 952 square miles (2,465 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.06%) is water. The highest natural point in Nebraska, Panorama Point at 5,424 feet (1,653 m), is located in Kimball County.[2]

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Kimball County was formed in 1888. It was named after railroad pioneer Thomas L. Kimball. [3]


1890 - 959
1900 - 758
1910 - 1,942
1920 - 4,498
1930 - 4,675
1940 - 3,913
1950 - 4,283
1960 - 7,975
1970 - 6,009
1980 - 4,882
1990 - 4,108
2000 - 4,089

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,089 people, 1,727 households, and 1,136 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,972 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.99% White, 0.22% Black or African American, 0.66% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 3.33% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 34.3% were of German, 12.2% English, 7.9% Irish, 6.1% American and 5.5% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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