Sarpy County, Nebraska

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Sarpy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 122,595, making it the third most populous county in Nebraska. It is also one of the state's fastest-growing counties, with the 2009 census estimate placing its population at 153,504. Its county seat is Papillion[1]. It is one of five Nebraska counties in the eight-county Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Sarpy County was represented by the prefix 59 (it had the fifty-ninth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922). In 2002, the state discontinued the 1922 system in Sarpy, Douglas and Lancaster counties.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 247 square miles (640 km²), of which, 241 square miles (623 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles (18 km²) of it (2.73%) is water. Sarpy County has the smallest area of any county in Nebraska.

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Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 122,595 people, 43,426 households, and 33,220 families residing in the county. The population density was 510 people per square mile (197/km²). There were 44,981 housing units at an average density of 187 per square mile (72/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.18% White, 4.36% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.90% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.86% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. 4.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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