Dixon County, Nebraska

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Dixon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2000, the population was 6,339. Its county seat is Ponca[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dixon County is represented by the prefix 35 (it had the thirty-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 483 square miles (1,251.0 km2), of which 476 square miles (1,232.8 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (1.31%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Dixon County was formed in 1856.[2]

Demographics

1860 - 274
1870 - 1,345
1880 - 4,177
1890 - 8,084
1900 - 10,535
1910 - 11,477
1920 - 11,815
1930 - 11,586
1940 - 10,413
1950 - 9,129
1960 - 8,106
1970 - 7,453
1980 - 7,137
1990 - 6,143
2000 - 6,339

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,339 people, 2,413 households, and 1,705 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 2,673 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 94.64% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 3.79% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 5.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.5% were of German, 10.4% Irish, 8.5% Swedish, 5.9% American, 5.9% Norwegian and 5.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

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