Seward County, Nebraska

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Seward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 16,496. Its county seat is Seward[1].

Seward County is part of the Lincoln, Nebraska Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Seward County is represented by the prefix 16 (it had the sixteenth-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 a total area of 576 square miles (1,491 km²), of which, 575 square miles (1,489 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.

Adjacent counties


1870 - 2,953
1880 - 11,147
1890 - 16,140
1900 - 15,690
1910 - 15,895
1920 - 15,867
1930 - 15,938
1940 - 14,167
1950 - 13,155
1960 - 13,581
1970 - 14,460
1980 - 15,789
1990 - 15,450
2000 - 16,496

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,496 people, 6,013 households, and 4,215 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 people per square mile (11/km²). There were 6,428 housing units at an average density of 11 per square mile (4/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.05% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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