Thomas County, Nebraska

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Thomas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 729. Its county seat is Thedford.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Thomas County is represented by the prefix 89 (it had the eighty-ninth-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 714 square miles (1,848 km²), of which, 713 square miles (1,846 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.11%) is water.

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Thomas County was formed in 1887. It was named after General George H. Thomas.[2]


1890 - 517
1900 - 628
1910 - 1,191
1920 - 1,773
1930 - 1,510
1940 - 1,553
1950 - 1,206
1960 - 1,078
1970 - 954
1980 - 973
1990 - 851
2000 - 729

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 729 people, 325 households, and 216 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 person per square mile (0/km²). There were 446 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.45% White, 0.27% Native American, and 0.27% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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