Keya Paha County

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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KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on shaded decorticate log of Populus deltoides, Ladd 16412B.
KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on shaded decorticate branch of Juniperus virginiana, Ladd 16475.
KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on shaded, sheltered caliche face, Ladd 16439.
KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on exposed caliche, Ladd 16595; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77766, 77795, 77848, 77912.
KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on branches of Acer negundo, Ladd 16419.
KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on old, weathered concrete pillars, Ladd 16563.
The eastward migration by females to lay eggs in the fall does not extend much past the shortgrass prairie in most years, but, during exceptional years, breeding may extend as far east as the Niobrara River hills in Keya Paha County.