York County, Nebraska

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York County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 14,598. Its county seat is York[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, York County is represented by the prefix 17 (it had the seventeenth-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 576 square miles (1,492 km²), of which, 576 square miles (1,491 km²) of it is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) of it (0.06%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

York County was formed in 1855. It was either named after the city York in England or for York County in Pennsylvania.[2]

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,598 people, 5,722 households, and 3,931 families residing in the county. The population density was 25 people per square mile (10/km²). There were 6,172 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.78% White, 0.96% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 1.40% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 52.0% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 7.2% English and 5.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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