Boone County, Nebraska

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Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 6,259. Its county seat is Albion[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Boone County is represented by the prefix 23 (it had the twenty-third-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 687 square miles (1,779.3 km2), of which 687 square miles (1,779.3 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Boone County was formed in 1871. It was named after Daniel Boone.[2]

Demographics

1880 - 4,170
1890 - 8,683
1900 - 11,689
1910 - 13,145
1920 - 14,146
1930 - 14,738
1940 - 12,127
1950 - 10,721
1960 - 9,134
1970 - 8,190
1980 - 7,391
1990 - 6,667
2000 - 6,259

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,259 people, 2,454 households, and 1,700 families residing in the county. The population density was 9 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,733 housing units at an average density of 4 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.25% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 54.6% were of German, 8.2% Irish, 5.9% Polish, 5.3% Norwegian and 5.1% Swedish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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