Greeley County, Nebraska

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Greeley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 2,714. Its county seat is Greeley[1].

In the Nebraska license plate system, Greeley County is represented by the prefix 62 (it had the sixty-second-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 571 square miles (1,478.9 km2), of which 570 square miles (1,476.3 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.15%) is water.

Adjacent counties

History

Greeley County was formed in 1871. It was named after Horace Greeley,[2] a newspaper editor and politician of the mid-19th century.

Demographics

1880 - 1,461
1890 - 4,869
1900 - 5,691
1910 - 8,047
1920 - 8,685
1930 - 8,442
1940 - 6,845
1950 - 5,575
1960 - 4,595
1970 - 4,000
1980 - 3,462
1990 - 3,006
2000 - 2,714

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,714 people, 1,077 households, and 734 families residing in the county. The population density was 5 people per square mile (2/km²). There were 1,199 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile (1/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.94% White, 0.66% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. 0.85% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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