Dundy County, Nebraska

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Dundy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 2,292. Its county seat is Benkelman[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Dundy County is represented by the prefix 76 (it had the seventy-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 921 square miles (2,385.4 km2), of which 920 square miles (2,382.8 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.10%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Dundy County was formed in 1873. It was named after Judge Elmer S. Dundy.[2]

Demographics

1880 - 37
1890 - 4,012
1900 - 2,434
1910 - 4,098
1920 - 4,869
1930 - 5,610
1940 - 5,122
1950 - 4,354
1960 - 3,570
1970 - 2,926
1980 - 2,861
1990 - 2,582
2000 - 2,292

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,292 people, 961 households, and 637 families residing in the county. The population density was 2 people per square mile (1/km²). There were 1,196 housing units at an average density of 1 per square mile (0/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.95% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.79% Native American, 0.48% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 3.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 41.9% were of German, 13.2% American, 13.2% English and 6.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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