Gage County is located in southeast Nebraska. The County Seat is Beatrice and the largest city is Beatrice. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.gagecountynebraska.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,663 and the 2010 census population was 22,311. The land area is 851.49 square miles and there are 26.2 persons per square mile.
96.9% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 90.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 20% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,600, there are 9,133 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,555, the median household income is $47,654, and 11.7% of the persons in Gage County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,091. Retail sales (in $1000) were $238,113, and sales per capita were $10,321.
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