Thayer County, Nebraska
|Thayer County, Nebraska|
Thayer County Courthouse in Hebron, Nebraska
Location in the state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.13%
10/sq mi (4/km²)
In the Nebraska license plate system, Thayer County is represented by the prefix 32 (it had the thirty-second-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 575 square miles (1,490 km2), of which, 575 square miles (1,490 km2) of it is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) of it (0.13%) is water.
Major highways 
- U.S. Highway 81
- U.S. Highway 136
- Nebraska Highway 4
- Nebraska Highway 5
- Nebraska Highway 8
- Nebraska Highway 53
Adjacent counties 
- Jefferson County, Nebraska - (East)
- Washington County, Kansas - (Southeast)
- Republic County, Kansas - (South)
- Nuckolls County, Nebraska - (West)
- Fillmore County, Nebraska - (North)
Population by decade
1880 - 6,113
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,055 people, 2,541 households, and 1,689 families residing in the county. The population density was 10 people per square mile (4/km²). There were 2,828 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.70% White, 0.02% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,541 households out of which 27.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 5.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.50% were non-families. 31.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 4.90% from 18 to 24, 22.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 24.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 95.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $30,740, and the median income for a family was $38,346. Males had a median income of $26,964 versus $18,275 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,043. About 7.60% of families and 10.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.80% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and villages 
See also 
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
-  Retrieved on March 15, 2008.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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