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Cedar County, Nebraska (NE)


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County population in 2012: 8,746 (all rural); it was 9,615 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,342
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,525
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,908
Renter-occupied apartments: 672 (it was 715 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 740 sq. mi.
Water area: 5.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 12 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cedar County: 75.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.1%), Manufacturing (10.7%), Retail trade (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 18%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Cedar County, Nebraska:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years

Males: 4,500  (54.3%)
Females: 4,352  (45.7%)

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Cedar County,NE real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Cedar County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,340 ($33,435 in 1999)
This county:

$40340
Nebraska:

$47357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $313 (lower quartile is $237, upper quartile is $396)
This county:

$313
State:

$518


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $86,320 (it was $58,700 in 2000)
Cedar County:

$86,320
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,000 - $132,978

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $127,821
Here:

$127,821
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $53,174
Here:

$53,174
State:

$145,274

In 2-unit structures: $94,071
Here:

$94,071
State:

$111,285

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,942
Here:

$100,942
State:

$141,086

Mobile homes: $50,060
Here:

$50,060
State:

$29,187
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,101
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $316

Institutionalized population: 144

Cedar County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,363 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,159 (1.5%)


Cedar County household income distribution in 2009 Cedar County home values distribution


Cedar County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.0%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 13.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 14 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 12 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.1%
Whole state:

9.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.1%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cedar County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $629 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hartington, Laurel, Randolph, Coleridge, Wynot, Fordyce, Belden, Bow Valley, Aten, St. Helena.

Cedar County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.co.cedar.ne.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cedar County: C D Feedlots (A), Cedar View Country Club (B), New Homewood Park Campgrounds (C), Cedar County Fairground (D), Lakeview Golf Course (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cedar County include: Saint Helena Chapel (A), Logan Center Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oliver Grove Cemetery (1), Paragon Cemetery (2), Hartington Cemetery (3), Saint Frances Cemetery (4), Saint Helena Cemetery (5), Saint Michael Cemetery (6), Saint Michaels Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Hansen Reservoir (A), Bartz Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Middle Logan Creek (A), Antelope Creek (B), Kerloo Creek (C), Pearl Creek (D), Perrin Creek (E), Baker Creek (F), Bow Creek (G), Dead Creek (H), Beaver Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cedar County include: Tatanka State Wildlife Management Area (1), Chalkrock State Wildlife Management Area (2), Wiseman State Wildlife Management Area (3), Historic Missouri Valley Historical Marker (4), Scenic Missouri Valley Historical Marker (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Clay County, South Dakota , Dixon County , Knox County , Yankton County, South Dakota , Pierce County , Wayne County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 215
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 40 (63% naturalized citizens)

Cedar County:

0.4%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.3%

Cedar County marital status for males
Cedar County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cedar County with a mortgage: 837 (49 second mortgage, 52 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,119

Here:

42.8% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 86.17%
Here86.2%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 8,285
Total congregations: 24

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents5,286 (63.8%)1,532 (18.5%)573 (6.9%)307 (3.7%)587 (7.1%)
Congregations11 (45.8%)3 (12.5%)3 (12.5%)2 (8.3%)5 (20.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Cedar County - Hartington, Laurel, Randolph, Coleridge, Wynot

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

5.86 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

8.21 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Cedar County:

8.21 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.3%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.8%
Nebraska:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cedar County:

20.2%
State:

12.9%


Agriculture in Cedar County:

Average size of farms: 485 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $176,997
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $167.70
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $156,934
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 70.30%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.66%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $102,401
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.69
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.20%
Corn for grain: 141062 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 182 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 123967 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Cedar County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 1.8 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1953, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cedar County-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Cedar County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Cedar County (%):





Cedar County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,226 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 494 (11%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0%)
  • Walked: 269 (6%)
  • Other means: 9 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 561 (12%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


180 people in nursing homes
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
140 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $39,668.

3.49% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,538 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.49%
Nebraska average:

7.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.20% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($23,109 average AGI)
1.29% relocated from other states ($11,429 average AGI)
Cedar County:

1.29%
Nebraska average:

2.84%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Madison County, NE  0.38% ($79,692 average AGI)
from Yankton County, SD  0.38% ($24,154)
from Wayne County, NE  0.32% ($29,091)


6.34% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.34%
Nebraska average:

7.41%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.87% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($20,076 average AGI)
2.47% relocated to other states ($11,722 average AGI)
Cedar County:

2.47%
Nebraska average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Yankton County, SD  0.71% ($30,400 average AGI)
to Madison County, NE  0.65% ($44,696)
to Lancaster County, NE  0.63% ($27,909)
to Wayne County, NE  0.40% ($30,286)
to Douglas County, NE  0.34% ($29,500)
to Dixon County, NE  0.28% ($25,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Cedar County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Cedar County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cedar County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,840 (1,744 aged, 96 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1147.140
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1114.050
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11.03

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.73
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77.21

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.03

Household type by relationship:

Households: 8,708

Size of family households: 1,298 2-persons, 418 3-persons, 360 4-persons, 235 5-persons, 118 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 968 1-person, 81 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 1 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

97.5% of residents of Cedar County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 24% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $56,263,000 ($6211 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,871,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,897,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,192,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,177,000
Federal grants: $8,169,000
Federal procurement contracts: $887,000 ($291,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,939,000 ($1,240,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,654,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,582,000
Federal Government insurance: $61,606,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 543
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 615
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -466
Here -51 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cedar County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.20 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Cedar County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 9
  • 3 rooms: 71
  • 4 rooms: 232
  • 5 rooms: 528
  • 6 rooms: 562
  • 7 rooms: 506
  • 8 rooms: 421
  • 9+ rooms: 579
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 38
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 136
  • 5 rooms: 108
  • 6 rooms: 118
  • 7 rooms: 79
  • 8 rooms: 90
  • 9+ rooms: 67
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cedar County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 73
  • 2 bedrooms: 700
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,094
  • 4 bedrooms: 804
  • 5+ bedrooms: 237
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 121
  • 2 bedrooms: 211
  • 3 bedrooms: 187
  • 4 bedrooms: 131
  • 5+ bedrooms: 49
Cars and other vehicles available in Cedar County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 87
  • 1 vehicle: 624
  • 2 vehicles: 1,284
  • 3 vehicles: 619
  • 4 vehicles: 221
  • 5+ vehicles: 73
  • no vehicle: 73
  • 1 vehicle: 275
  • 2 vehicles: 275
  • 3 vehicles: 67
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

73% of Cedar County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Nebraska.

Cedar County:

72.8%
State average:

55.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $28,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cedar County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (42.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.5%)
  • Electricity (21.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.7%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.7%)
  • Utility gas (32.4%)
  • Electricity (21.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9.0%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 369
Here:

26.8%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 182
Here:

24.2%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

20.7%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Cedar County government finances - Expenditure in 2004:


Cedar County government finances - Revenue in 2004:


Cedar County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Cedar County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cedar County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Cedar County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8377.7 years
William7278.8 years
Mary7185.7 years
Anna4986.0 years
Henry4480.5 years
George3779.2 years
Charles3679.5 years
Fred3481.5 years
Paul3378.1 years
Helen3384.2 years
Most common last names in Cedar County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson4079.1 years
Hansen3780.3 years
Johnson3679.8 years
Lammers3382.7 years
Jensen2781.9 years
Gubbels2580.3 years
Nelson2383.8 years
Sudbeck2275.7 years
Carlson2183.1 years
Kathol1976.6 years
Businesses in Cedar County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Pizza Hut1True Value3
RadioShack1U-Haul1
Subway1U.S. Cellular1
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