Seward County is located in east-central Nebraska. The County Seat is Seward and the largest city is Seward. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.connectseward.org/cgov. The 2014 population estimate is 17,150 and the 2010 census population was 16,750. The land area is 571.43 square miles and there are 29.3 persons per square mile.
97.3% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 2.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.5% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 91.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $142,600, there are 6,165 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $28,359, the median household income is $59,435, and 8.8% of the persons in Seward County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,276. Retail sales (in $1000) were $109,761, and sales per capita were $6,662. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.8%.
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