Webster County, Nebraska

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Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 4,061. Its county seat is Red Cloud[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Webster County is represented by the prefix 45 (it had the forty-fifth-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 575 square miles (1,489 km²), of which, 575 square miles (1,489 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (0 km²) of it (0.02%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Webster County was formed in 1871. It was named after the statesman Daniel Webster.[2]


Demographics

1870 - 16
1880 - 7,104
1890 - 11,210
1900 - 11,619
1910 - 12,008
1920 - 10,922
1930 - 10,210
1940 - 8,701
1950 - 7,395
1960 - 6,224
1970 - 5,396
1980 - 4,858
1990 - 4,279
2000 - 4,061

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,061 people, 1,708 households, and 1,118 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile (3/km²). There were 1,972 housing units at an average density of 3 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.10% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.7% were of German, 9.7% English, 8.3% American and 7.6% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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