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Time Zone: Thurston County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Pender is the Seat for Thurston County.

Thurston County was founded in 1889.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Thurston had a population of 7,306 people. This is an increase of 1.88% since the last Census (which gave a population of 7,171 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Thurston represented 0.42% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 44th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

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
20106,940-3.22%-5.01% since 2009
20097,306+1.88%+1.36% since 2008
20087,208+0.52%-0.78% since 2007
20007,171The Last Census

More information can be found on the Thurston County Census Page for Thurston County.


Below are some of the communities located in Thurston County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Thurston County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pender   1,1721,1482.09% increase  
Winnebago   89276816.15% increase  
Walthill   8819093.08% decrease  
Rosalie   1901942.06% decrease  
Thurston   1231251.6% decrease  

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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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