McPherson County, Nebraska

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McPherson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 533. Its county seat is Tryon[1].

McPherson County is part of the North Platte, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, McPherson County is represented by the prefix 90 (it had the ninetieth-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 860 square miles (2,227 km²), of which, 859 square miles (2,225 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

McPherson County was formed in 1887. It was named after Union General James B. McPherson.[2]


Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 533 people, 202 households, and 157 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0/km²). There were 283 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.94% White, 0.38% Asian, 1.69% from other races. 1.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.4% were of German, 14.4% American, 9.2% Irish, 8.7% Swedish and 6.3% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

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