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Cass County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Cass County
Location in the state of Nebraska
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Nebraska's location in the U.S.
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Seat Plattsmouth
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

566 sq mi (1,466 km²)
559 sq mi (1,448 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 1.24%
 - (2000)
 - Density

44/sq mi (17/km²)

Cass County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 24,334. Its county seat is Plattsmouth6. It is one of five Nebraska counties in the eight-county Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

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


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,466 km² (566 sq mi). 1,448 km² (559 sq mi) of it is land and 18 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.24%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Cass County
Population by decade

1860 - 3,369
1870 - 8,151
1880 - 16,683
1890 - 24,080
1900 - 21,330
1910 - 19,786
1920 - 18,029
1930 - 17,684
1940 - 16,992
1950 - 16,361
1960 - 17,821
1970 - 18,076
1980 - 20,297
1990 - 21,318
2000 - 24,334

As of the census² of 2000, there were 24,334 people, 9,161 households, and 6,806 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (44/sq mi). There were 10,179 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). 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.

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.

In the county the population was spread out with 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.

Cities and villages Edit

Census Divisions Edit

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

  • Avoca
  • Center
  • East Rock Bluff
  • Eight Mile Grove
  • Elmwood
  • Greenwood
  • Liberty
  • Louisville
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Nehawka
  • City of Plattsmouth
  • Plattsmouth
  • Salt Creek
  • South Bend
  • Stove Creek
  • Tipton
  • City of Weeping Water
  • Weeping Water
  • West Rock Bluff.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ {{cite web|url= of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses|accessdate=2006-07-21|author=United States Office of Management and Budget

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

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