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.

Cedar County, NE

Population

Total Population

8,772

Population
Growth Rate

-0.11%

Median Age

46

Diversity Index

9.300

Housing & Income

Households

3,535

Total Housing Units

4,159


Owner Occupied

2,825

Renter Occupied

710

Vacant

624

Median Home Value

$121,653


Average Home Value

$153,522

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.01%


Per Capita Income

2.44%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,552 $52,896


Average Household

$64,698 $72,810


Per Capita

$26,206 $29,569

Workforce

Total Businesses

531

Total Employed

3,214

Workers 16+

4,490

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

43

Employed

121

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

1

Employed

27

Construction

Businesses

37

Employed

165

Manufacturing

Businesses

18

Employed

227

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

21

Employed

148

Some
High School

251

Graduated
High School

2,136

Associates
Degree

975

Bachelor's
Degree

846

Graduate
Degree

328

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

2,915

Non-Resident Commuters

761

Drive Alone

3,417

Carpooled

305

Public

3

Work At Home

448


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