Hitchcock County , Nebraska

Hitchcock County: County in Nebraska, United States of America


Hitchcock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,908 and a population density of 2 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 2,773 inhabitants. Its county seat is Trenton. The county was created 149 years ago in 1872.

Hitchcock County Quick Facts

Population : 2,773 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
Area : 1861 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.2%
Land as percent of area : 98.8%
Named for : Phineas Hitchcock
Altitude : 2,703 feet / 824 meters
Capital : Trenton
Establishment : January 01, 1873
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 01:33:28 (29th May 2022)
Density : 1 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -4.87% (2010-2020)
Hitchcock County locator map
Location of Hitchcock County on Nebraska map.
Hitchcock County 'Nebraska' courthouse from SW image
Hitchcock County 'Nebraska' courthouse from SW
Hitchcock County 'Nebraska' courthouse from SW image


Hitchcock County is located at 40°10'35"N 101°2'32"W (40.1763500, -101.0422700). It has 2 neighbors: Rawlins County and Hayes County.

Hitchcock County map

The largest city of Hitchcock County is Palisade with a population of 330. . See all Hitchcock County cities & populated places.

Hitchcock County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Culbertson 563 Village in the United States
Trenton 533 Village in Nebraska
Palisade 330 Human settlement in Nebraska, United States of America
Stratton 325 Village in Hitchcock County, Nebraska

Hitchcock County has 2 neighbours.

  • Trenton


According to census records, the population of Hitchcock County decreased by 4.87% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,908 - census
2011 2,857 -1.79% estimation process
2012 2,873 0.56% estimation process
2013 2,853 -0.7% estimation process
2014 2,879 0.9% estimation process
2015 2,879 0% estimation process
2016 2,828 -1.8% estimation process
2017 2,806 -0.78% estimation process
2018 2,801 -0.18% estimation process
2019 2,762 -1.41% estimation process
2020 2,773 0.4% estimation process

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