Keya Paha County

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Keya Paha County, Nebraska

PO Box 349
Springview, NE 68778
Phone: (402) 497-3791
Fax: (402) 497-3799
www.co.keya-paha.ne.us

On the central northern border of NE; organized Nov 4, 1884 from Brown County. Name Origin: For the Keya Paha River, which flows through the northeastern part of the county. From Dakota Indian keya 'turtle' and paha 'hill,' for a turtle-shaped hill.

Area (sq mi):: 774.17 (land 773.29; water 0.89) Population per square mile: 1.20
Population 2005: 902 State rank: 83 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.20%; 1990-2000 -4.50% Population 2000: 983 (White 95.70%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 3.90%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 41.90
Income 2000: per capita $11,860; median household $24,911; Population below poverty level: 26.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,423-$23,932
Unemployment (2004): 3.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 18.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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