Harlan County is located in south-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Alma and the largest city is Alma. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.harlancounty.ne.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 3,492 and the 2010 census population was 3,423. The land area is 553.47 square miles and there are 6.2 persons per square mile.
98.5% of the population is White, 0.1% is Black or African American, 1.9% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 92.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $75,100, there are 1,573 households, an average of 2.15 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,322, the median household income is $45,920, and 12.1% of the persons in Harlan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 338. Retail sales (in $1000) were $25,999, and sales per capita were $7,708.
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