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

The community of Ogallala is the Seat for Keith County.

Keith County was founded in 1873.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Keith had a population of 7,760 people. This is a decrease of 12.56% since the last Census (which gave a population of 8,875 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Keith represented 0.52% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 36th 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.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,368-5.71%+7.84% since 2009
20097,760-12.56%-0.55% since 2008
20087,803-12.08%-2.46% since 2007
20008,875The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ogallala   4,3914,93010.93% decrease  
Paxton   50761417.43% decrease  
Brule   30937216.94% decrease  

Websites for Keith County

Official Website:   www.co.keith.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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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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