Cass County, Nebraska

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Cass County, Nebraska
Cass County, Nebraska courthouse from SW 1.JPG
Cass County Courthouse in Plattsmouth
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cass County
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Map of the United States highlighting Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Founded1855
Named forLewis Cass
SeatPlattsmouth
Largest cityPlattsmouth
Area
 • Total566 sq mi (1,466 km2)
 • Land557 sq mi (1,443 km2)
 • Water8.4 sq mi (22 km2), 1.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2018)26,159
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitewww.cassne.org

Cass County is a county in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 25,241.[1] Its county seat is Plattsmouth.[2] The county was formed in 1855, and was named for General Lewis Cass.[3][4][5]

Cass County is included in the Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[6]

In the Nebraska license plate system, Cass County is represented by the prefix 20 (it had the 20th-largest number of vehicles registered in the county when the license plate system was established in 1922).

Geography[edit]

Cass County lies on the east side of Nebraska. Its east boundary line abuts the west boundary line of the state of Iowa, across the Missouri River. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has an area of 566 square miles (1,470 km2), of which 557 square miles (1,440 km2) is land and 8.4 square miles (22 km2) (1.5%) is water.[7]

Major highways[edit]

Protected areas[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Due to its proximity to Cass County, Iowa, and because both of those counties receive most of their broadcasts from Omaha, Nebraska, references to 'Cass County' must be frequently disambiguated, or result in confusion.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18603,369
18708,151141.9%
188016,683104.7%
189024,08044.3%
190021,330−11.4%
191019,786−7.2%
192018,029−8.9%
193017,684−1.9%
194016,992−3.9%
195016,361−3.7%
196017,8218.9%
197018,0761.4%
198020,29712.3%
199021,3185.0%
200024,33414.1%
201025,2413.7%
Est. 201826,159[8]3.6%
US Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 25,241 people, 9,698 households and 7,078 families. The population density was 45 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 11,117 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (7.7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.3% White, 0.7% Black or Black or African American, 1.0% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, 0.6% other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. 2.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the 2000 United States Census,[13] there were 24,334 people, 9,161 households, and 6,806 families in the county. The population density was 44 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 10,179 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.89% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 39.4% were of German, 9.6% American, 8.8% Irish and 7.9% English ancestry.

There were 9,161 households out of which 35.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.30% were married couples living together, 7.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 21.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.07.

The county population contained 27.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $46,515, and the median income for a family was $52,196. Males had a median income of $36,639 versus $24,612 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,156. About 4.20% of families and 5.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.10% of those under age 18 and 4.50% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Census divisions[edit]

Cass County is divided into the following divisions, called precincts, except for the cities of Plattsmouth and Weeping Water.

Politics[edit]

Cass County voters are overwhelmingly Republican. In only one national election since 1936 has the county given a majority to the Democratic Party candidate, that being 1964 which Lyndon B. Johnson won in a landslide nationally.

Presidential election results
Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 65.4% 8,452 26.9% 3,484 7.7% 997
2012 62.0% 7,556 35.9% 4,367 2.1% 257
2008 58.7% 7,120 39.2% 4,753 2.1% 249
2004 67.3% 7,763 31.4% 3,619 1.3% 147
2000 59.8% 6,144 35.6% 3,656 4.7% 480
1996 50.4% 4,878 35.9% 3,477 13.7% 1,330
1992 43.2% 4,314 29.6% 2,949 27.2% 2,716
1988 55.6% 4,664 43.8% 3,677 0.6% 46
1984 68.0% 5,461 31.1% 2,499 0.8% 66
1980 66.4% 5,193 25.7% 2,007 7.9% 618
1976 53.3% 3,807 44.9% 3,205 1.8% 129
1972 71.4% 4,503 28.6% 1,805
1968 57.6% 3,185 31.5% 1,739 10.9% 605
1964 42.6% 2,947 57.4% 3,975
1960 61.7% 4,506 38.3% 2,799
1956 63.9% 4,814 36.1% 2,723
1952 66.2% 5,088 33.8% 2,602
1948 53.7% 3,527 46.3% 3,041
1944 59.3% 4,588 40.7% 3,144
1940 56.5% 4,704 43.5% 3,627
1936 42.4% 3,669 56.9% 4,922 0.6% 54
1932 34.1% 2,756 63.9% 5,155 2.0% 161
1928 63.9% 4,970 35.2% 2,739 0.9% 68
1924 49.6% 3,639 32.0% 2,352 18.4% 1,353
1920 58.4% 3,575 35.8% 2,192 5.9% 360
1916 40.8% 1,927 54.9% 2,595 4.3% 202
1912 22.4% 970 46.4% 2,009 31.2% 1,350
1908 49.1% 2,440 48.0% 2,387 2.9% 143
1904 58.8% 2,711 31.8% 1,466 9.5% 437
1900 55.0% 2,922 42.5% 2,259 2.5% 130

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 31 May 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lilian Linder (1925). Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Studies in Language, Literature, and Criticism. p. 30. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Cass County Nebraska Historic Building Survey" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. August 2004. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 71.
  6. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2006. Retrieved 21 July 2006.
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". US Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 17 January 2019.
  9. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 12, 2013. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 September 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2008.
  14. ^ Cullom NE Google Maps (accessed 17 January 2019)
  15. ^ Election Results

Coordinates: 40°55′N 96°08′W / 40.91°N 96.14°W / 40.91; -96.14