Gosper County, Nebraska

Gosper County: County in Nebraska, United States


Gosper County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,044 and a population density of 2 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 1,986 inhabitants. Its county seat is Elwood. The county was created 150 years ago in 1872.

Quick Facts about Gosper County

Population : 1,986 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
Area : 1198 km2
Water as percent of area : 1%
Land as percent of area : 99%
Named for : John J. Gosper
Altitude : 2,484 feet / 757 meters
Capital : Elwood
Establishment : January 01, 1873
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 09:52:06 (9th June 2023)
Density : 2 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.92% (2010-2020)
Gosper County locator map
Location of Gosper County on Nebraska map.
Gosper County courthouse from W image
Gosper County courthouse from W
Gosper County courthouse from W image


Gosper County is located at 40°30'53"N 99°49'51"W (40.5148200, -99.8307000). It has 3 neighbors: Furnas County, Phelps County and Frontier County.

Gosper County map

Gosper County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Gosper County.

City Name Population Title
Elwood 679 Village in Nebraska, USA
Smithfield 54 Village in Nebraska, United States

Gosper County has 3 neighbours.

  • Elwood


According to census records, the population of Gosper County decreased by 2.92% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,044 - census
2011 1,991 -2.66% estimation process
2012 2,080 4.28% estimation process
2013 2,017 -3.12% estimation process
2014 2,004 -0.65% estimation process
2015 2,025 1.04% estimation process
2016 2,025 0% estimation process
2017 2,028 0.15% estimation process
2018 1,996 -1.6% estimation process
2019 1,990 -0.3% estimation process
2020 1,986 -0.2% estimation process

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People born in Gosper County (1)

United States federal judge Robert Van Pelt was born in Gosper County

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