Gage County

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Gage County, Nebraska

PO Box 429
Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone: (402) 223-1300
Fax: (402) 223-1371
www.co.gage.ne.us

On the southern border of NE, south of Lincoln; original county; organized Mar 16, 1855 ( prior to statehood). Name Origin: For William D. Gage (1803-85). Methodist minister and a local official

Area (sq mi):: 859.94 (land 855.29; water 4.65) Population per square mile: 27.20
Population 2005: 23,306 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 1.40%; 1990-2000 0.90% Population 2000: 22,993 (White 97.20%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 39.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,190; median household $34,908; Population below poverty level: 8.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,444-$27,857
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 18.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Beatrice County seat (12,963)

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