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Cass County, Nebraska

Cass County is a county located in the U.S. State of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 24,334. Its county seat is Plattsmouth6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,466 km² (566 mi²). 1,448 km² (559 mi²) of it is land and 18 km² (7 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.24% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 24,334 people, 9,161 households, and 6,806 families residing in the county. The population density is 17/km² (44/mi²). There are 10,179 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.89% White, 0.18% 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 are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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

In the county the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $46,515, and the median income for a family is $52,196. Males have a median income of $36,639 versus $24,612 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,156. 5.20% of the population and 4.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.10% are under the age of 18 and 4.50% are 65 or older.

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