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Seward County, Nebraska
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Location in the state of Nebraska
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Seat Seward
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

576 sq mi (1,492 km²)
575 sq mi (1,489 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.17%
 - (2000)
 - Density

28/sq mi (11/km²)

Seward County is a county located in the U.S. state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 16,496. Its county seat is Seward6.

In the Nebraska license plate system, Seward County is represented by the prefix 16 (it had the sixteenth-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 1,491 km² (576 sq mi). 1,489 km² (575 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.17%) is water.

Adjacent Counties Edit


Seward County
Population by decade

1870 - 2,953
1880 - 11,147
1890 - 16,140
1900 - 15,690
1910 - 15,895
1920 - 15,867
1930 - 15,938
1940 - 14,167
1950 - 13,155
1960 - 13,581
1970 - 14,460
1980 - 15,789
1990 - 15,450
2000 - 16,496

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,496 people, 6,013 households, and 4,215 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 6,428 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.05% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.09% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,013 households out of which 32.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.50% were married couples living together, 5.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.90% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 14.30% from 18 to 24, 24.60% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $42,700, and the median income for a family was $51,813. Males had a median income of $32,218 versus $22,329 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,379. About 4.10% of families and 7.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.20% of those under age 18 and 6.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and villages Edit

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Coordinates: 40°52′N 97°08′W / 40.87, -97.14

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