Furnas County

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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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