Blaine County, Nebraska

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Blaine County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 583. Its county seat is Brewster.[1]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Blaine County is represented by the prefix 86 (it had the eighty-sixth-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 714 square miles (1,849.3 km2), of which 711 square miles (1,841.5 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (0.50%) is water.[2]

Blaine County is located in Nebraska's Outback region.[3]

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Blaine County was formed in 1885. It was named after presidential candidate James G. Blaine.[4]

Demographics

1890 - 1,146
1900 - 603
1910 - 1,672
1920 - 1,778
1930 - 1,584
1940 - 1,538
1950 - 1,203
1960 - 1,016
1970 - 847
1980 - 867
1990 - 675
2000 - 583

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 583 people, 238 households, and 168 families residing in the county. The population density was 1 people per square mile (0.32/km²). There were 333 housing units at an average density of 0 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.97% White, 0.51% Native American, and 0.51% from two or more races. 0.17% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.1% were of German, 12.2% English, 10.2% Irish and 8.4% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

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