Cedar County, Nebraska facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Cedar County Courthouse in Hartington
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
|• Total||746 sq mi (1,930 km2)|
|• Land||740 sq mi (1,900 km2)|
|• Water||5.5 sq mi (14 km2) 0.7%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||11.5/sq mi (4.4/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Cedar County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 8,852. The county seat is Hartington. The county was formed in 1857, and was named for the Cedar tree groves in the area.
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).
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.
- U.S. Highway 20
- U.S. Highway 81
- Nebraska Highway 12
- Nebraska Highway 15
- Nebraska Highway 57
- Nebraska Highway 59
- Nebraska Highway 84
- Nebraska Highway 121
- Clay County, South Dakota - northeast
- Dixon County, Nebraska - east
- Wayne County, Nebraska - southeast
- Pierce County, Nebraska - southwest
- Knox County, Nebraska - west
- Yankton County, South Dakota - northwest
National protected area
- Missouri National Recreational River (part)
|US Decennial Census
As of the 2000 United States Census 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.
- Hartington (county seat)
Other unincorporated places
Images for kids
Gavins Point Dam, impounding Lewis and Clark Lake on the Missouri River in the northwestern part of Cedar County
- In Spanish: Condado de Cedar (Nebraska)