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The 2000 Census showed that Pawnee County had a population of 3,087 people. This represented 0.18% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 72nd most populous county (out of 93 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Pawnee had a population of 2,614 people. This is a decrease of 15.32% since the 2000 Census.

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
20102,773-10.17%+6.08% since 2009
20092,614-15.32%+0.62% since 2008
20082,598-15.84%-3.28% since 2007
20072,686-12.99%-0.81% since 2006
20062,708-12.28%-3.39% since 2005
20052,803-9.2%-1.34% since 2004
20042,841-7.97%-0.49% since 2003
20032,855-7.52%-4.32% since 2002
20022,984-3.34%-0.53% since 2001
20013,000-2.82%-2.82% since 2000
20003,087The Last Census

Pawnee County had 1,587 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Pawnee County has a total area<3> of 432.9 square miles [1,121 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.38 square miles [3.57 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Pawnee County had a population density of 7.15 people per square mile [2.76 people/km²], making it the state's 56th most densely populated county (out of 93 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Pawnee County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Pawnee and the state of Nebraska.

Click here for the Pawnee County QuickFact (QF-31133).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Pawnee County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Pawnee County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Marshall (KS)QF-20117   SW10,12310,965-7.68%
Nemaha (KS)QF-20131   SE9,96810,717-6.99%
GageQF-31067   W22,65322,993-1.48%
JohnsonQF-31097   N5,0774,48813.12%
NemahaQF-31127   NE6,8567,576-9.5%
RichardsonQF-31147   E8,1259,531-14.75%

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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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Pawnee. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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