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Saunders County, Nebraska
Map of Nebraska highlighting Saunders County
Location in the state of Nebraska
Map of USA NE
Nebraska's location in the U.S.
Founded 1854
Seat Wahoo
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

754 sq mi (1,953 km²)
749 sq mi (1,940 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.65%
 - (2000)
 - Density

681/sq mi (263/km²)

Saunders County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population was 19,830. Its county seat is Wahoo6. It is one of five Nebraska counties in the eight-county Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

Map of Nebraska highlighting Saunders County

Map of Nebraska highlighting Saunders County

In the Nebraska license plate system, Saunders County is represented by the prefix 6 (the county had the sixth-largest number of vehicles registered in the state when the license plate system was established in 1922).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,965 km² (759 sq mi). 1,953 km² (754 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.65%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,830 people, 7,498 households, and 5,443 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 8,266 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.49% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Saunders County
Population by decade

1870 - 4,547
1880 - 15,810
1890 - 21,577
1900 - 22,085
1910 - 21,179
1920 - 20,589
1930 - 20,167
1940 - 17,892
1950 - 16,923
1960 - 17,270
1970 - 17,018
1980 - 18,716
1990 - 18,285
2000 - 19,830

There were 7,498 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.90% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 27.60% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,173, and the median income for a family was $49,443. Males had a median income of $33,309 versus $22,922 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,392. About 5.30% of families and 6.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.30% of those under age 18 and 7.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and villages Edit

School 58 Cass County Nebraska

Historic schoolhouse in Saunders County

Townships Edit

  • Ashland
  • Bohemia
  • Center
  • Chapman
  • Chester
  • Clear Creek
  • Elk
  • Green
  • Leshara
  • Marble
  • Marietta
  • Mariposa
  • Morse Bluff
  • Newman
  • North Cedar
  • Oak Creek
  • Pohocco
  • Richland
  • Rock Creek
  • South Cedar
  • Stocking
  • Union
  • Wahoo, City of
  • Wahoo


  1. ^ {{subst:#ifexist:United States Office of Management and Budget|[[United States Office of Management and Budget|]]|[[Wikipedia:United States Office of Management and Budget|]]}}. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36.. Retrieved 2006-07-21. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°14′N 96°38′W / 41.23, -96.63

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