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Time Zone: Box Butte County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Alliance is the Seat for Box Butte County.

Box Butte County was founded in 1887 and was created by taking area from DawesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Box Butte had a population of 10,891 people. This is a decrease of 10.42% since the last Census (which gave a population of 12,158 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Box Butte represented 0.71% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201011,308-6.99%+3.83% since 2009
200910,891-10.42%-1.74% since 2008
200811,084-8.83%+0.4% since 2007
200711,040-9.2% 
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200012,158The Last Census

More information can be found on the Box Butte County Census Page for Box Butte County.

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Websites for Box Butte County

Official Website:   www.co.box-butte.ne.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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