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

8,695

Households

3,528

Median Age

45

Population Growth Rate

-0%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

3,528

Owner Occupied

2,784

Renter Occupied

744

Vacant

679

Median Home Value

$100,844


Average Home Value

$141,891

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$43,872

2021

$51,789

Average Household

2016

$61,557

2021

$69,729

Per Capita

2016

$25,112

2021

$28,640

Cost of living

85.40%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Commute

Average Commute Time

19 min.

Drive Alone

3,242

Carpooled

303

Public

20

Work At Home

497

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

4,353

Graduates

High School

2,340

Associates

855

Bacehlor's

797

Graduate

236

Total Employed

3,654

Total Businesses

613

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

52

Employed

148

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

1

Employed

27

Construction

Businesses

48

Employed

188

Manufacturing

Businesses

18

Employed

225

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

28

Employed

192

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02