Thayer County, Nebraska

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Thayer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 6,055. Its county seat is Hebron[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Thayer County is represented by the prefix 32 (it had the thirty-second-largest number of vehicles registered in the state 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 575 square miles (1,490 km²), of which, 575 square miles (1,488 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.13%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Thayer County was formed in 1872. It was named after the General and Governor John Milton Thayer.[2]


Demographics

1880 - 6,113
1890 - 12,738
1900 - 14,325
1910 - 14,775
1920 - 13,976
1930 - 13,684
1940 - 12,262
1950 - 10,563
1960 - 9,118
1970 - 7,779
1980 - 7,582
1990 - 6,635
2000 - 6,055

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,055 people, 2,541 households, and 1,689 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,828 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.70% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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