Cedar County, NE

Founded in 1857, Cedar county is named for its abundant cedar trees. Coleridge (38 minutes to Yankton), Fordyce (17 minutes), Hartington (28 minutes), Laurel (50 minutes), and Randolph (40 minutes) offer the charms of rural, small town living. The county organizes an annual county fair, bringing in top name country musicians to perform. Cedar county borders South Dakota along the Missouri River to the north. Bow Creek Recreation Area offers access to the Missouri National Recreational River.

Public education from Kindergarten to high school is provided by Hartington-Newcastle Public Schools and Laurel-Concord-Coleridge Schools. Private education is available from Cedar Catholic Schools.

Demographics

Total Population

8,607

Households

3,470

Median Age

45

Population Growth Rate

-0%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

4,148

Owner Occupied

2,770

Renter Occupied

700

Vacant

678

Median Home Value

$109,118


Average Home Value

$142,780

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$47,475

2022

$52,600

Average Household

2017

$64,728

2022

$76,375

Per Capita

2017

$26,232

2022

$31,038

Cost of living

85.40%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

17 min.

Drive Alone

3,326

Carpooled

318

Public

13

Work At Home

514

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

4,504

Graduates

High School

2,270

Associates

877

Bachelor's

803

Graduate

308

Total Employed

3,410

Total Businesses

551

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

45

Employed

130

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

1

Employed

27

Construction

Businesses

40

Employed

172

Manufacturing

Businesses

16

Employed

214

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

24

Employed

159

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22