Furnas County

Furnas County, Nebraska

PO Box 387
Beaver City, NE 68926
Phone: (308) 268-4145
Fax: (308) 268-3205

On the central southern border of NE, east of McCook; organized Feb 27, 1873 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For Col. Robert Wilkinson Furnas (1824-1905), an officer in the Civil War and governor of NE (1873-75)

Area (sq mi):: 720.51 (land 718.09; water 2.42) Population per square mile: 7.00
Population 2005: 5,019 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.70%; 1990-2000 -4.10% Population 2000: 5,324 (White 97.60%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 43.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,223; median household $30,498; Population below poverty level: 10.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,332-$24,627
Unemployment (2004): 3.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.30% Median travel time to work: 15.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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It has been found in several tributaries including Elm Creek in Webster County, Thompson Creek in Franklin County, Elk Creek in Furnas County, Spring Creek in Harlan County, Deer Creek in Red Willow County, Rock Creek in Dundy County as well as Red Willow Creek, Medicine Creek, and Frenchman Creek.
For example, the 246 plant species reported for Furnas County under-represent its potential, especially when floristic studies from adjacent areas are considered.