Sherman County, Nebraska

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Sherman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 3,318. Its county seat is Loup City[1]. It was named after American Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Sherman County is represented by the prefix 56 (it had the fifty-sixth-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 572 square miles (1,481 km²), of which, 566 square miles (1,466 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (15 km²) of it (1.01%) is water.

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Sherman County was formed in 1871. It was named after General William Tecumseh Sherman.[2]


1880 - 2,061
1890 - 6,399
1900 - 6,550
1910 - 8,278
1920 - 8,877
1930 - 9,122
1940 - 7,764
1950 - 6,421
1960 - 5,382
1970 - 4,725
1980 - 4,226
1990 - 3,718
2000 - 3,318

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,318 people, 1,394 households, and 935 families residing in the county. The population density was 6 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,839 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.49% White, 0.06% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 1.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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