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The 2000 Census showed that Dixon County had a population of 6,339 people. This represented 0.37% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 50th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Dixon had a population of 6,289 people. This is a decrease of 0.79% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20106,000-5.35%-4.6% since 2009
20096,289-0.79%+0.38% since 2008
20086,265-1.17%+0.56% since 2007
20076,230-1.72%+0.56% since 2006
20066,195-2.27%+0.85% since 2005
20056,143-3.09%+1.24% since 2004
20046,068-4.28%-0.87% since 2003
20036,121-3.44%-0.99% since 2002
20026,182-2.48%-1.1% since 2001
20016,251-1.39%-1.39% since 2000
20006,339The Last Census

Dixon County had 2,673 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Dixon County has a total area<3> of 482.7 square miles [1,250 km²]. Of this total, 476.4 square miles [1,233 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.31%) being water (6.33 square miles [16.4 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Dixon County had a population density of 13.31 people per square mile [5.14 people/km²], making it the state's 38th most densely populated county (out of 93 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Dixon County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Dixon and the state of Nebraska.

Click here for the Dixon County QuickFact (QF-31051).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Dixon County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Dixon County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
CedarQF-31027   NW8,3629,615-13.03%
DakotaQF-31043   E20,65120,2531.97%
ThurstonQF-31173   SE7,3067,1711.88%
WayneQF-31179   SW9,2499,851-6.11%
Clay (SD)QF-46027   N13,49013,537-0.35%
Union (SD)QF-46127   N14,58912,58415.93%

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Census QuickFact for Dixon County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Dixon. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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