Furnas County is located in south-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Beaver City and the largest city is Cambridge. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.furnascounty.ne.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 4,888 and the 2010 census population was 4,959. The land area is 719.13 square miles and there are 6.9 persons per square mile.
97.7% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 3.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 88.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 16.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $56,400, there are 2,215 households, an average of 2.18 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,068, the median household income is $39,603, and 16.2% of the persons in Furnas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 631. Retail sales (in $1000) were $50,222, and sales per capita were $10,789. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 38.5%.
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