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Seward County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2017: 17,280 (40% urban, 60% rural); it was 16,496 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,984
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,684
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,328
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,598 (it was 1,685 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

33%

Land area: 575 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Seward County: 75.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (33.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.9%), Educational, health and social services (14.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 36%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Seward County, NE (2017)
    • 16,25598.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4462.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2441.5%Two or more races
    • 1170.7%Asian alone
    • 820.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 210.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 10.01%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

38.5 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years
Males: 8,724  (50.5%)
Females: 8,556  (49.5%)
Average household size:
Seward County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $66,763 ($42,700 in 1999)
This county:

$66,763
Nebraska:

$59,970

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $554 (lower quartile is $430, upper quartile is $731)
This county:

$554
State:

$657


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $174,728 (it was $91,000 in 2000)
Seward:

$174,728
Nebraska:

$155,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $117,180 - $256,305

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $194,053
Here:

$194,053
State:

$190,034

Townhouses or other attached units: $179,201
Here:

$179,201
State:

$194,932

In 2-unit structures: $147,050
Here:

$147,050
State:

$113,855

Mobile homes: $64,913
Here:

$64,913
State:

$81,421

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,314
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $546

Institutionalized population: 242

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 17
  • Thefts: 42
  • Auto thefts: 3

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 11
  • Thefts: 51
  • Auto thefts: 0
Seward County, NE map from a distance

Health of residents in Seward County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
74.2% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
34.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
99.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
71.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 54 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 1998: 61 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 1999: 70 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2000: 50 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 2002: 80 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2003: 72 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2004: 82 buildings, average cost: $161,000
  • 2005: 81 buildings, average cost: $289,500
  • 2006: 76 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2007: 59 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2008: 29 buildings, average cost: $180,200
  • 2009: 33 buildings, average cost: $189,500
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2012: 39 buildings, average cost: $206,100
  • 2013: 49 buildings, average cost: $215,900
  • 2014: 67 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2015: 48 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2016: 62 buildings, average cost: $200,100
  • 2017: 56 buildings, average cost: $209,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Seward, NE residents
Average permit cost in Seward, NE
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,343 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,574 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Seward, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Seward, NE in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Seward, NE in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.3%
Seward County:

8.3%
Nebraska:

10.8%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.5% for Black residents, 7.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for American Indian residents, 4.4% for other race residents, 44.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 38.5 years old
(Males: 36.6 years old, Females: 39.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.1 years old, Black residents: 44.2 years old, American Indian residents: 46.7 years old, Asian residents: 20.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.7 years old, Other race residents: 28.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Seward County is $402 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $667 a month.

Cities in this county include: Seward, Milford, Utica, Beaver Crossing, Staplehurst, Garland, Pleasant Dale, Bee, Goehner, Cordova.

Seward County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Eureka County, Nevada , Butler County, Pennsylvania , Cheyenne County , Dauphin County, Pennsylvania , Iroquois County, Illinois , Kankakee County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.9%
Nebraska:

3.2%

Unemployment by year in Seward, NE
County total employment by year in Seward, NE
County average yearly wages by year in Seward, NE

Current college students: 1,915
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 345 (55.0% naturalized citizens)

Seward County:

2.0%
Whole state:

7.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 752010 or later
  • 832000 to 2009
  • 1061990 to 1999
  • 731980 to 1989
  • 161970 to 1979
  • 69Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 61.7%

Seward County marital status for males Seward County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,793
  • One, attached: 184
  • Two: 232
  • 3 or 4: 173
  • 5 to 9: 143
  • 10 to 19: 125
  • 20 to 49: 189
  • 50 or more: 115
  • Mobile homes: 211

Housing units in Seward County with a mortgage: 2,658 (59 second mortgage, 182 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,004

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

61.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Seward County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6,81524
Mainline Protestant2,66412
Catholic1,9934
Other31
None5,275-
Seward County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Seward County:

2.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Seward County:

4.84 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

6.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Seward County:

7.9%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Seward County:

27.1%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.1%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Seward County:

Average size of farms: 422 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $135,455
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $214.10
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $123,447
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 76.26%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $119,356
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.88%
Corn for grain: 134129 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2316 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 117228 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Seward County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 68% 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 159.4 miles away from Seward County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 258.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.5 miles away from the county center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.2 miles away from Seward County center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 732.0 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 06, 2015 to June 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4225: June 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 11, 2014 to May 13, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4179: June 17, 2014, FEMA Id: 4179, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Ice Jams, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 06, 2010 to April 03, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1902: April 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1878: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Nebraska Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 11, 2005 to May 12, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1590: June 23, 2005, FEMA Id: 1590, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1517: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1517, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 24, 1997 to October 26, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1190: November 01, 1997, FEMA Id: 1190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Nebraska Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 23, 1993 to August 05, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-998: July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: 998, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Seward County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Seward

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,527 (77.0%)
  • Carpooled: 591 (8.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 29 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 493 (6.9%)
  • Worked at home: 527 (7.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • El Salvador (16%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Ukraine (7%)
  • Turkey (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Seward County


  • German (49%)
  • American (7%)
  • Czech (7%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Seward County, Nebraska in 2000:

  • 995 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 223 people in nursing homes
  • 35 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 15 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other types of correctional institutions

People in group quarters in Seward County, Nebraska in 2010:

  • 1,054 people in college/university student housing
  • 216 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $72,488.

6.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,773 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Nebraska average:

6.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.13% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($33,210 average AGI)
1.44% relocated from other states ($10,564 average AGI)
Seward County:

1.44%
Nebraska average:

2.81%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lancaster County, NE  2.85% ($42,067 average AGI)
from York County, NE  0.33% ($36,095)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,615 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Nebraska average:

6.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.23% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($33,497 average AGI)
1.58% relocated to other states ($15,118 average AGI)
Seward County:

1.58%
Nebraska average:

2.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  2.94% ($42,027 average AGI)
to York County, NE  0.32% ($44,050)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Seward County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Seward County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 1.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Seward County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Seward County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,663 (2,432 aged, 231 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 246 (6%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Seward County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (214)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (177)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (154)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (134)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (90)
  • Unspecified dementia (85)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (82)
  • Congestive heart failure (72)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (66)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (51)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,337
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 925
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,354

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,051
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,105

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 90

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 24

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,280
  • In family households: 13,369 (2,587 male householders, 1,874 female householders)
    3,857 spouses, 4,424 children (3,971 natural, 202 adopted, 260 stepchildren), 114 grandchildren, 50 brothers or sisters, 47 parents, 40 other relatives, 366 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,468 (1,095 male householders (834 living alone)), 994 female householders (859 living alone)), 376 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,420

Size of family households: 2,309 2-persons, 635 3-persons, 843 4-persons, 356 5-persons, 219 6-persons, 92 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,694 1-person, 305 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 49 4-persons.

3,236 married couples with children.
609 single-parent households (195 men, 414 women).

96.2% of residents of Seward speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (10% speak English very well, 69% speak English well, 20% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (48% speak English very well, 52% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $79,717,000 ($4,786 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,600,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,703,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,359,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,205,000
Federal grants: $9,411,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,802,000 ($343,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,236,000 ($36,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $324,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,025,000
Federal Government insurance: $53,130,000

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

Births: 996
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 844
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +73
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +35
Here +2 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Seward County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.03 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.2
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.3

Year house built in Seward County, Nebraska
  • Year house built in Seward County, Nebraska
  • 1442014 or later
  • 2472010 to 2013
  • 9182000 to 2009
  • 8461990 to 1999
  • 4461980 to 1989
  • 1,2011970 to 1979
  • 7351960 to 1969
  • 5471950 to 1959
  • 2131940 to 1949
  • 1,8631939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Seward County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Seward County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Seward County, Nebraska
  • 71 room
  • 172 rooms
  • 673 rooms
  • 3624 rooms
  • 6085 rooms
  • 8166 rooms
  • 7527 rooms
  • 6158 rooms
  • 1,4239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seward County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seward County, Nebraska
  • 361 room
  • 1292 rooms
  • 3083 rooms
  • 3924 rooms
  • 4125 rooms
  • 1736 rooms
  • 1767 rooms
  • 988 rooms
  • 1539+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Seward County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Seward County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Seward County, Nebraska
  • 8no bedroom
  • 1251 bedroom
  • 9752 bedrooms
  • 1,8753 bedrooms
  • 1,1894 bedrooms
  • 4955+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seward County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seward County, Nebraska
  • 38no bedroom
  • 3781 bedroom
  • 7282 bedrooms
  • 4963 bedrooms
  • 1794 bedrooms
  • 665+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 52no vehicle
  • 6631 vehicle
  • 1,7592 vehicles
  • 1,3653 vehicles
  • 5874 vehicles
  • 2495+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 187no vehicle
  • 7601 vehicle
  • 5712 vehicles
  • 2133 vehicles
  • 1424 vehicles
  • 295+ vehicles

83.7% of Seward County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Nebraska.

Seward County:

83.7%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 12,819
  • Other state: 3,949
  • Northeast: 161
  • Midwest: 2,308
  • South: 599
  • West: 868
Year householders moved into unit in Seward County, NE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Seward County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.1%Utility gas
  • 24.9%Electricity
  • 21.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.5%Wood
  • 2.8%Other fuel
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 45.1%Utility gas
  • 37.3%Electricity
  • 13.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 447
Here:

24.2%
Nebraska:

14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 43
Here:

5.3%
Nebraska:

12.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 929
Here:

56.9%
Nebraska:

21.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Seward County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,549,000
  • Charges - Other: $808,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $441,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,678,000
    Regular Highways: $4,596,000
    Police Protection: $1,573,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,147,000
    Financial Administration: $600,000
    Correctional Institutions: $593,000
    Central Staff Services: $400,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $395,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $261,000
    General Public Buildings: $220,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $166,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,990,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,990,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $298,000
    General Revenue - Other: $197,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,738,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,533,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,126,000
    Other: $1,231,000
    General Local Government Support: $714,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,235,000
    Death and Gift: $815,000
    Other License: $63,000

Seward County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,549,000
  • Charges - Other: $808,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $441,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,678,000
    Regular Highways: $4,596,000
    Police Protection: $1,573,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,147,000
    Financial Administration: $600,000
    Correctional Institutions: $593,000
    Central Staff Services: $400,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $395,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $261,000
    General Public Buildings: $220,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $166,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,990,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,990,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $298,000
    General Revenue - Other: $197,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,738,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,533,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,126,000
    Other: $1,231,000
    General Local Government Support: $714,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,235,000
    Death and Gift: $815,000
    Other License: $63,000

Seward County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,549,000
  • Charges - Other: $808,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $441,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,678,000
    Regular Highways: $4,596,000
    Police Protection: $1,573,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,147,000
    Financial Administration: $600,000
    Correctional Institutions: $593,000
    Central Staff Services: $400,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $395,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $261,000
    General Public Buildings: $220,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $166,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,990,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,990,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $298,000
    General Revenue - Other: $197,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,738,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,533,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,126,000
    Other: $1,231,000
    General Local Government Support: $714,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,235,000
    Death and Gift: $815,000
    Other License: $63,000

Seward County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,549,000
  • Charges - Other: $808,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $441,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $5,678,000
    Regular Highways: $4,596,000
    Police Protection: $1,573,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,147,000
    Financial Administration: $600,000
    Correctional Institutions: $593,000
    Central Staff Services: $400,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $395,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $261,000
    General Public Buildings: $220,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $166,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,990,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,990,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $298,000
    General Revenue - Other: $197,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,738,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,533,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,126,000
    Other: $1,231,000
    General Local Government Support: $714,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,235,000
    Death and Gift: $815,000
    Other License: $63,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 135
  • Number of aged recipients: 14
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 121
  • Number of recipients under 18: 29
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 81
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 25
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 47
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 49
Most common first names in Seward County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13079.2 years
William10778.8 years
Mary8583.6 years
Anna7786.5 years
Walter5976.8 years
Edward5781.6 years
Charles5576.0 years
Frank5478.9 years
George5282.0 years
Emma4985.2 years
Most common last names in Seward County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Roth4976.0 years
Miller3581.3 years
Stutzman3176.6 years
Schweitzer2978.5 years
Meyer2783.5 years
Luebbe2682.0 years
Stauffer2480.8 years
Smith2373.0 years
Johnson2376.4 years
Hans2174.9 years
Businesses in Seward County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Subway2
Dairy Queen2Super 81
FedEx1U-Haul1
Ford1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1

Seward County on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"