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Valley County, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Ord
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

564 sq mi (1,461 km²)
568 sq mi (1,471 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.13%
 - (2000)
 - Density

8/sq mi (3/km²)

Valley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 4,647. Its county seat is Ord6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Valley County is represented by the prefix 47 (it had the forty-seventh-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,478 km² (571 sq mi). 1,471 km² (568 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.42%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Valley County
Population by decade

1880 - 2,324
1890 - 7,092
1900 - 7,339
1910 - 9,480
1920 - 9,823
1930 - 9,533
1940 - 8,163
1950 - 7,252
1960 - 6,590
1970 - 5,783
1980 - 5,633
1990 - 5,169
2000 - 4,647

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,647 people, 1,965 households, and 1,298 families residing in the county. The population density was 3/km² (8/sq mi). There were 2,273 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.15% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 1.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,965 households out of which 28.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 5.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.90% were non-families. 31.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 4.80% from 18 to 24, 22.60% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 24.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 91.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,926, and the median income for a family was $35,571. Males had a median income of $25,224 versus $17,217 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,996. About 10.10% of families and 12.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.30% of those under age 18 and 12.70% of those age 65 or over.

City and villages Edit

Coordinates: 41°34′N 98°59′W / 41.57, -98.98

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