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Time Zone: Cedar County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Hartington is the Seat for Cedar County.

Cedar County was founded in 1857. Cedar was created by taking area from Dixon and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cedar had a population of 8,362 people. This is a decrease of 13.03% since the last Census (which gave a population of 9,615 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cedar represented 0.56% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 31st most populous county (out of 93 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,852-7.94%+5.86% since 2009
20098,362-13.03%-0.42% since 2008
20088,397-12.67%-1.57% since 2007
20009,615The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cedar County Census Page for Cedar County.


Below are some of the communities located in Cedar County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cedar County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hartington   1,4751,64010.06% decrease  
Laurel   87098611.76% decrease  
Randolph   81695514.55% decrease  
Coleridge   46354114.42% decrease  
Wynot   16019116.23% decrease  

Websites for Cedar County

Official Website:   www.co.cedar.ne.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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