Phelps County is located in south-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Holdrege and the largest city is Holdrege. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.phelpsgov.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 9,187 and the 2010 census population was 9,188. The land area is 539.79 square miles and there are 17 persons per square mile.
97.6% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 5.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.6% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 94.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $100,700, there are 3,808 households, an average of 2.35 persons per household. The per capita income is $26,856, the median household income is $50,000, and 9.1% of the persons in Phelps County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,198. Retail sales (in $1000) were $94,533, and sales per capita were $10,350.
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