Cass County
Cass County Courthouse in Plattsmouth
Location within the U.S. state of Nebraska
Nebraska's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°55′N 96°08′W / 40.91°N 96.14°W / 40.91; -96.14
Country United States
State Nebraska
Founded1855
Named forLewis Cass
SeatPlattsmouth
Largest cityPlattsmouth
Area
 • Total566 sq mi (1,470 km2)
 • Land557 sq mi (1,440 km2)
 • Water8.4 sq mi (22 km2)  1.5%%
Population
 • Total26,598
 • Estimate 
(2018)
26,159
 • Density47/sq mi (18/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
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 and largest city 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

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

Protected areas

Adjacent counties

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

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%
202026,5985.4%
US Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 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,[12] 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

Cities

Villages

Unincorporated communities

Census divisions

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

Politics

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.

United States presidential election results for Cass County, Nebraska[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 10,121 66.04% 4,737 30.91% 468 3.05%
2016 8,452 65.35% 3,484 26.94% 997 7.71%
2012 7,556 62.04% 4,367 35.85% 257 2.11%
2008 7,120 58.74% 4,753 39.21% 249 2.05%
2004 7,763 67.33% 3,619 31.39% 147 1.28%
2000 6,144 59.77% 3,656 35.56% 480 4.67%
1996 4,878 50.37% 3,477 35.90% 1,330 13.73%
1992 4,314 43.23% 2,949 29.55% 2,716 27.22%
1988 4,664 55.61% 3,677 43.84% 46 0.55%
1984 5,461 68.04% 2,499 31.14% 66 0.82%
1980 5,193 66.42% 2,007 25.67% 618 7.90%
1976 3,807 53.31% 3,205 44.88% 129 1.81%
1972 4,503 71.39% 1,805 28.61% 0 0.00%
1968 3,185 57.61% 1,739 31.45% 605 10.94%
1964 2,947 42.57% 3,975 57.43% 0 0.00%
1960 4,506 61.68% 2,799 38.32% 0 0.00%
1956 4,814 63.87% 2,723 36.13% 0 0.00%
1952 5,088 66.16% 2,602 33.84% 0 0.00%
1948 3,527 53.70% 3,041 46.30% 0 0.00%
1944 4,588 59.34% 3,144 40.66% 0 0.00%
1940 4,704 56.46% 3,627 43.54% 0 0.00%
1936 3,669 42.44% 4,922 56.93% 54 0.62%
1932 2,756 34.14% 5,155 63.86% 161 1.99%
1928 4,970 63.91% 2,739 35.22% 68 0.87%
1924 3,639 49.55% 2,352 32.03% 1,353 18.42%
1920 3,575 58.35% 2,192 35.78% 360 5.88%
1916 1,927 40.79% 2,595 54.93% 202 4.28%
1912 970 22.41% 2,009 46.41% 1,350 31.19%
1908 2,440 49.09% 2,387 48.03% 143 2.88%
1904 2,711 58.76% 1,466 31.77% 437 9.47%
1900 2,922 55.02% 2,259 42.53% 130 2.45%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". US Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 8, 2011. Retrieved September 17, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 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. Archived from the original on November 16, 2006. Retrieved December 18, 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  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 May 14, 2006. Retrieved July 21, 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. ^ "US Decennial Census". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). US Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2014.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". US Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  13. ^ Cullom NE Google Maps (accessed 17 January 2019)
  14. ^ Election Results

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