Red Willow County

Red Willow County, Nebraska

502 Norris Ave
McCook, NE 69001
Phone: (308) 345-1552
Fax: (308) 345-4460
www.co.red-willow.ne.us

On the central southern border of NE, south of North Platte; organized Feb 27, 1873 from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For Red Willow Creek, which runs through the county; a mistranslation of the Dakota term for 'Red Dogwood Creek,' for the trees that grow there

Area (sq mi):: 718.06 (land 716.65; water 1.40) Population per square mile: 15.40
Population 2005: 11,060 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.40%; 1990-2000 -2.20% Population 2000: 11,448 (White 96.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,303; median household $32,293; Population below poverty level: 9.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,817-$25,910
Unemployment (2004): 3.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 12.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 7.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Governor Pete Ricketts named Red Willow County as the newest county in Nebraska, and the first one this year, to be designated a Livestock Friendly County (LFC).
By requesting and receiving the states Livestock Friendly County designation, Red Willow County is showing a true commitment to growing Nebraska and creating more opportunities for the next generation, said Governor Ricketts.
Department of Agriculture, of the $180 million Red Willow County had in agricultural receipts for the year 2012, $98 million, or 54 percent, came from livestock sales, and $82 million, or 46 percent, came from crops.
Keystone, Keith County, July 18, 1978 (under wood by railroad); Brownville, Nemaha County, June 16, 1976 (under stones around abandon building); Danbury, Red Willow County, July 7, 1981 (under wood by railroad); Valparaiso, Saunders County, 17 August 1976 (under boards by grain elevator).