Cedar County, Nebraska

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Cedar County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 9,615. Its county seat is Hartington[1].

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).

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Geography

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.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

History

Cedar County was formed in 1855. It was named for the great number of cedars that grow there.[2]

Demographics

1860 - 246
1870 - 1,032
1880 - 2,899
1890 - 7,028
1900 - 12,467
1910 - 15,191
1920 - 16,225
1930 - 16,427
1940 - 15,126
1950 - 13,843
1960 - 13,368
1970 - 12,192
1980 - 11,375
1990 - 10,131
2000 - 9,615

As of the census[3] 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.

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