Keith County is located in west-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Ogallala and the largest city is Ogallala. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.keithcountyne.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,121 and the 2010 census population was 8,368. The land area is 1,061.60 square miles and there are 7.9 persons per square mile.
96.9% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 6.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 92% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $91,500, there are 3,786 households, an average of 2.15 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,097, the median household income is $41,970, and 11.2% of the persons in Keith County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,053. Retail sales (in $1000) were $203,776, and sales per capita were $25,472. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.4%.
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