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Time Zone: Phelps County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Holdrege is the Seat for Phelps County.

Phelps County was founded in 1873 and was created by taking area from KearneyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Phelps had a population of 9,032 people. This is a decrease of 7.34% since the last Census (which gave a population of 9,747 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Phelps represented 0.57% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 30th 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
20109,188-5.74%+1.73% since 2009
20099,032-7.34%-0.82% since 2008
20089,107-6.57%-0.3% since 2007
20009,747The Last Census

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


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

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Holdrege   5,1215,6369.14% decrease  
Bertrand   7537864.2% decrease  
Loomis   3583979.82% decrease  
Funk   18320410.29% decrease  
Atlanta   1211306.92% decrease  

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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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