Cedar County, Nebraska

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Cedar County
Cedar County Courthouse in Hartington
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cedar County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 42°36′N 97°15′W / 42.6°N 97.25°W / 42.6; -97.25
Country United States
State Nebraska
Founded1857
SeatHartington
Largest cityHartington
Area
 • Total746 sq mi (1,930 km2)
 • Land740 sq mi (1,900 km2)
 • Water5.5 sq mi (14 km2)  0.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2017)
8,530
 • Density11.5/sq mi (4.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.co.cedar.ne.us

Cedar County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 8,852.[1] The county seat is Hartington.[2] The county was formed in 1857, and was named for the Cedar tree groves in the area.[3][4][5]

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

Geography[edit]

Gavins Point Dam, impounding Lewis and Clark Lake on the Missouri River in the northwestern part of Cedar County

Cedar County is on the northern edge of Nebraska. Its north boundary abuts the south boundary line of the state of South Dakota, across the Missouri River. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 746 square miles (1,930 km2), of which 740 square miles (1,900 km2) is land and 5.5 square miles (14 km2) (0.7%) is water.[6]

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Adjacent counties[edit]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860246
18701,032319.5%
18802,899180.9%
18907,028142.4%
190012,46777.4%
191015,19121.8%
192016,2256.8%
193016,4271.2%
194015,126−7.9%
195013,843−8.5%
196013,368−3.4%
197012,192−8.8%
198011,375−6.7%
199010,131−10.9%
20009,615−5.1%
20108,852−7.9%
Est. 20178,530[12]−3.6%
US Decennial Census[13]
1790-1960[14] 1900-1990[15]
1990-2000[16] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2000 United States Census[17] there were 9,615 people, 3,623 households, and 2,565 families 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.

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.

The county population contained 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.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Cedar County voters are strongly Republican. In only one national election since 1936 has the county selected the Democratic Party candidate (as of 2016).

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[18]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 79.9% 3,532 12.9% 571 7.2% 317
2012 75.6% 3,278 22.1% 958 2.3% 98
2008 69.8% 2,912 28.5% 1,190 1.7% 72
2004 74.7% 3,387 23.9% 1,083 1.5% 66
2000 70.0% 2,989 24.9% 1,062 5.1% 218
1996 52.2% 2,171 29.3% 1,218 18.5% 770
1992 43.9% 1,981 22.3% 1,007 33.9% 1,530
1988 58.1% 2,462 41.5% 1,759 0.4% 17
1984 72.7% 3,298 26.5% 1,201 0.8% 37
1980 67.1% 3,259 26.0% 1,265 6.9% 334
1976 50.7% 2,415 46.7% 2,225 2.5% 120
1972 62.4% 2,995 37.6% 1,807
1968 61.5% 2,853 31.1% 1,444 7.3% 340
1964 42.6% 2,299 57.5% 3,104
1960 51.0% 3,060 49.0% 2,939
1956 64.7% 3,809 35.3% 2,078
1952 77.0% 4,753 23.0% 1,417
1948 50.4% 2,616 49.6% 2,578
1944 66.3% 3,616 33.7% 1,839
1940 62.7% 4,397 37.3% 2,619
1936 35.2% 2,394 55.7% 3,781 9.1% 618
1932 25.2% 1,696 74.0% 4,981 0.8% 55
1928 49.6% 3,206 50.1% 3,241 0.3% 20
1924 39.9% 2,441 28.6% 1,747 31.5% 1,927
1920 74.5% 3,906 24.4% 1,279 1.1% 58
1916 49.5% 1,727 49.1% 1,715 1.4% 49
1912 21.7% 716 45.9% 1,511 32.4% 1,067
1908 47.8% 1,627 50.9% 1,732 1.3% 44
1904 59.4% 1,797 33.8% 1,023 6.8% 207
1900 47.4% 1,441 51.4% 1,565 1.2% 37

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 33. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Andreas, A. T. (1882). "Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska". The Kansas Collection. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Cedar County". Nebraska Association of County Officials. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  7. ^ NE Google Maps (accessed 10 February 2019)
  8. ^ NE Google Maps (accessed 17 January 2019)
  9. ^ NE Google Maps(accessed 10 February 2019)
  10. ^ NE Google Maps (accessed 17 January 2019)
  11. ^ NE Google Maps (accessed 17 January 2019)
  12. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  13. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  14. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  15. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  16. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  17. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  18. ^ Election Results

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