Morrill County, Nebraska

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Morrill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 5,440. Its county seat is Bridgeport.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Morrill County is represented by the prefix 64 (it had the sixty-fourth-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 1,430 square miles (3,703 km²), of which, 1,424 square miles (3,688 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (0.42%) is water.[2]

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Morrill County was formed in 1908 "carved out of Cheyenne County".[3] It was named after Charles Henry Morrill, a president of the Lincoln Land Company.[4]


Demographics

1910 - 4,584
1920 - 9,151
1930 - 9,950
1940 - 9,436
1950 - 8,263
1960 - 7,057
1970 - 5,813
1980 - 6,085
1990 - 5,423
2000 - 5,440

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 5,440 people, 2,138 households, and 1,494 families residing in the county. The population density was 4 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 2,460 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.68% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.72% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 4.12% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 10.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.5% were of German, 9.2% English, 7.3% Irish and 6.7% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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