Cedar County, Nebraska

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Cedar County, Nebraska
Cedar County, Nebraska courthouse from SW 1.JPG
Cedar County courthouse in Hartington
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cedar County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1855
Seat Hartington
Largest city Hartington
Area
 • Total 746 sq mi (1,932 km2)
 • Land 740 sq mi (1,917 km2)
 • Water 6 sq mi (16 km2), 0.75%
Population
 • (2010) 8,852
 • Density 13/sq mi (5/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.cedar.ne.us

Cedar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,852.[1] Its county seat is Hartington.[2]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Cedar County is represented by the prefix 13 (it had the thirteenth-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 746 square miles (1,932.1 km2), of which 740 square miles (1,916.6 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.75%) is water.[3]

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History[edit]

Cedar County was formed in 1855. It was named for the great number of cedars that grow there.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 246
1870 1,032 319.5%
1880 2,899 180.9%
1890 7,028 142.4%
1900 12,467 77.4%
1910 15,191 21.8%
1920 16,225 6.8%
1930 16,427 1.2%
1940 15,126 −7.9%
1950 13,843 −8.5%
1960 13,368 −3.4%
1970 12,192 −8.8%
1980 11,375 −6.7%
1990 10,131 −10.9%
2000 9,615 −5.1%
2010 8,852 −7.9%
Est. 2012 8,746 −1.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 9,615 people, 3,623 households, and 2,565 families residing in the county. The population density was 13 people per square mile (5/km²). There were 4,200 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile (2/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 99.07% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 69.8% were of German and 5.1% American ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 3,623 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.60% were married couples living together, 4.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 6.00% from 18 to 24, 24.20% from 25 to 44, 20.30% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,435, and the median income for a family was $39,422. Males had a median income of $26,707 versus $18,370 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,514. About 6.30% of families and 9.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 9.70% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ [1] Retrieved on March 14, 2008.
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 42°36′N 97°15′W / 42.60°N 97.25°W / 42.60; -97.25