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

The community of Hebron is the Seat for Thayer County.

Thayer County was founded in 1871 and was created by taking area from JeffersonCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Thayer had a population of 5,003 people. This is a decrease of 17.37% since the last Census (which gave a population of 6,055 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Thayer represented 0.35% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 54th 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
20105,228-13.66%+4.5% since 2009
20095,003-17.37%-1.57% since 2008
20085,083-16.05%-1.43% since 2007
20075,157-14.83% 
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20006,055The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Hebron   1,3021,56516.81% decrease  
Deshler   72487917.63% decrease  
Davenport   27033920.35% decrease  
Bruning   24030020% decrease  
Chester   23429420.41% decrease  

Websites for Thayer County

Official Website:   www.thayercounty.ne.gov/

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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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