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Grant County, Nebraska
Population: 633
Seat: Hyannis

Grant County ranks as number 10 in our list of the most sparsely populated counties in the United States.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population of Grant County was probably 747 in the year 2000. By 2005 there were 661 inhabitants. By July, 2006 there were only 660 individuals calling Grant County, Nebraska home. As of 2013, the estimate has fallen to just 633 remaining residents.

The population of Grant County, Nebraska increased by 19 in 2013 bringing the total to 633 people living in 391 homes and apartments spread across 776 square miles.


People who live in Grant County have an annual income of $19831 which is $6692 less than the statewide average for Nebraska. The average per capita income nationwide is $28051. Grant County ranks number 117 for highest income in sparsely populated counties.


Homes are cheap here with the median value of a home being $48400 compared to $181400 nationwide. 68.7% of housing units in Grant County are occupied by their owners.


The US Census Bureau reports 0.7% of the county's residents are foreign immigrants who have settled in one of the most remote places in America.

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