Gosper County

Gosper County, Nebraska

507 Smith Ave PO Box 136
Elwood, NE 68937
Phone: (308) 785-2611
Fax: (308) 785-2300
www.co.gosper.ne.us

In south-central NE, organized Aug 29, 1873 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For John J. Gosper, NE secretary of state (1873-75)

Area (sq mi):: 462.74 (land 458.18; water 4.57) Population per square mile: 4.40
Population 2005: 2,020 State rank: 76 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.70%; 1990-2000 11.20% Population 2000: 2,143 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 43.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,957; median household $36,827; Population below poverty level: 7.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,211-$27,305
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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For instance, agriculture's share of employment fell from 70 percent to 26 percent in McPherson County, 41 percent to 12 percent in Gosper County, and 60 percent to 33 percent in Hayes County just to name a few.
The Rainwater Basin Joint Venture that started in 1992 and covers a 21-county area from Seward County to Gosper County.