Dawes County is located in northwest Nebraska. The County Seat is Chadron and the largest city is Chadron. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.dawes-county.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 9,042 and the 2010 census population was 9,182. The land area is 1,396.46 square miles and there are 6.6 persons per square mile.
89.7% of the population is White, 1.6% is Black or African American, 3.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.5% is Asian, 3.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.6% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.7% is two or more races. 93.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 40.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $100,700, there are 3,709 households, an average of 2.15 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,137, the median household income is $40,359, and 19.3% of the persons in Dawes County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,055. Retail sales (in $1000) were $164,591, and sales per capita were $18,763.
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