Valley County, Nebraska

related topics
{household, population, female}
{county, mile, population}

Valley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 4,647. Its county seat is Ord[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Valley County is represented by the prefix 47 (it had the forty-seventh-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 571 square miles (1,478 km²), 568 square miles (1,471 km²) of which is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (0.42%) of which is water. The county was the site of severe flooding in 2010 when the private Bredthauer Dam broke.[2]

Adjacent counties


Valley County was formed in 1871. It was named after the geological features of the area.[3]


1880 - 2,324
1890 - 7,092
1900 - 7,339
1910 - 9,480
1920 - 9,823
1930 - 9,533
1940 - 8,163
1950 - 7,252
1960 - 6,590
1970 - 5,783
1980 - 5,633
1990 - 5,169
2000 - 4,647

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,647 people, 1,965 households, and 1,298 families residing in the county. The population density was 8 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 2,273 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.15% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Full article ▸

related documents
Nuckolls County, Nebraska
Webster County, Nebraska
Wheeler County, Nebraska
Cuming County, Nebraska
Houston County, Georgia
Aiken County, South Carolina
Buffalo County, Nebraska
Kearney County, Nebraska
Stanton County, Nebraska
Hamilton County, Nebraska
Banks County, Georgia
Holt County, Nebraska
Morton County, North Dakota
Sherman County, Nebraska
Clay County, Minnesota
Shelby County, Iowa
Butler County, Nebraska
Clear Creek County, Colorado
Rice County, Minnesota
Dawson County, Nebraska
Greeley County, Nebraska
Furnas County, Nebraska
Morrill County, Nebraska
Fayette County, Kentucky
Dakota County, Nebraska
Bartow County, Georgia
Newton County, Mississippi
Boyd County, Nebraska
Merrick County, Nebraska
Frontier County, Nebraska