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Cherry County, Nebraska

PO Box 120
Valentine, NE 69201
Phone: (402) 376-2771
Fax: (402) 376-3095
www.co.cherry.ne.us

On the central northern border of NE; organized Feb 23, 1883 from unorganized territory. Claims to be the largest county in the U.S. Name Origin: For Lt. Samuel A. Cherry (?-1881), an army officer

Area (sq mi):: 6009.54 (land 5960.52; water 49.02) Population per square mile: 1.00
Population 2005: 6,098 State rank: 51 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 -2.50% Population 2000: 6,148 (White 93.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 5.30%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $15,943; median household $29,268; Population below poverty level: 12.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,722-$24,787
Unemployment (2004): 2.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 12.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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