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Time Zone: The communities of Cherry County are split between two time zones. Some communities are located in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and they observe daylight saving time. The other communities are located in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and they observe daylight saving time.

The community of Valentine is the Seat for Cherry County.

Cherry County was founded in 1883.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cherry had a population of 5,474 people. This is a decrease of 10.96% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,148 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cherry represented 0.36% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 53rd 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
20105,713-7.08%+4.37% since 2009
20095,474-10.96%-1.81% since 2008
20085,575-9.32%-1.71% since 2007
20075,672-7.74% 
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20006,148The Last Census

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

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Below are some of the communities located in Cherry County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cherry County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Valentine   2,5342,82010.14% decrease  
Cody   13114912.08% decrease  
Merriman   10411811.86% decrease  
Kilgore   879912.12% decrease  
Crookston   839815.31% decrease  

Websites for Cherry County

Official Website:   www.co.cherry.ne.us/

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Footnotes ...

<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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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