Wayne County, Nebraska

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Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 9,851. Its county seat is Wayne[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Wayne County is represented by the prefix 27 (it had the twenty-seventh-largest number of vehicles registered in the county 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 443 square miles (1,149 km²), of which, 443 square miles (1,148 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.01%) is water.

Adjacent counties


Demographics

1870 - 182
1880 - 813
1890 - 6,189
1900 - 9,862
1910 - 10,397
1920 - 9,725
1930 - 10,566
1940 - 9,880
1950 - 10,129
1960 - 9,959
1970 - 10,400
1980 - 9,858
1990 - 9,364
2000 - 9,851

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,851 people, 3,437 households, and 2,206 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 people per square mile (9/km²). There were 3,662 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.78% White, 0.94% Black or African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 57.5% were of German, 6.0% Irish and 5.9% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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