Rock County, Nebraska

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Rock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 1,756. Its county seat is Bassett.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Rock County is represented by the prefix 81 (it had the eighty-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 1,012 square miles (2,621 km²), of which, 1,008 square miles (2,612 km²) of it is land and 3 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.34%) is water.[2]

Rock County is located in Nebraska's Outback region.[3]

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1890 - 3,083
1900 - 2,809
1910 - 3,627
1920 - 3,703
1930 - 3,366
1940 - 3,977
1950 - 3,026
1960 - 2,554
1970 - 2,231
1980 - 2,383
1990 - 2,019
2000 - 1,756

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,756 people, 763 households, and 501 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 935 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.03% White, 0.46% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.1% were of German, 12.7% American, 10.5% Irish and 8.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000

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