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Cedar County, Nebraska
Map
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cedar County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of the USA highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1857
Seat Hartington
Largest City Hartington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

746 sq mi (1,932 km²)
740 sq mi (1,917 km²)
5.5 sq mi (14 km²), 0.7%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

8,852
12/sq mi (5/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.co.cedar.ne.us

Cedar County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,852. Its county seat is Hartington. The county was formed in 1857 and named for the many cedars that grow there.

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

According to the U.S. 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.

Major highways

  • US 20.svg U.S. Highway 20
  • US 81.svg U.S. Highway 81
  • N-12.svg Nebraska Highway 12
  • N-15.svg Nebraska Highway 15
  • N-57.svg Nebraska Highway 57
  • N-59.svg Nebraska Highway 59
  • N-84.svg Nebraska Highway 84
  • N-121.svg Nebraska Highway 121

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Missouri National Recreational River (part)

Demographics

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. 2015 8,564 −3.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census 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.

Communities

Cities

Villages

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated places


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