Red Willow County, Nebraska

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Red Willow County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 11,448. Its county seat is McCook[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Red Willow County is represented by the prefix 48 (it had the forty-eighth-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 718 square miles (1,860 km²), of which, 717 square miles (1,856 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (4 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.

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Red Willow County was formed in 1873. It was named after the Red Willow Creek.[2]


1880 - 3,044
1890 - 8,837
1900 - 9,604
1910 - 11,056
1920 - 11,434
1930 - 13,859
1940 - 11,951
1950 - 12,977
1960 - 12,940
1970 - 12,191
1980 - 12,615
1990 - 11,705
2000 - 11,448

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,448 people, 4,710 households, and 3,188 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 5,278 housing units at an average density of 7 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.55% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 2.45% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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