Nemaha County

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Nemaha County, Nebraska

1824 'N' St
Auburn, NE 68305
Phone: (402) 274-4285
Fax: (402) 274-4389
www.visitnemahacounty.org

On the southeastern border of NE, southeast of Lincoln; original county, organized Mar 7, 1855 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Nemaha River, which flows through the county; itself named from the Otoe Indian word nimaha 'murky water.'

Area (sq mi):: 411.89 (land 409.30; water 2.58) Population per square mile: 17.00
Population 2005: 6,965 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 -8.10%; 1990-2000 -5.10% Population 2000: 7,576 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.60%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 39.40
Income 2000: per capita $17,004; median household $32,588; Population below poverty level: 12.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,524-$29,625
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Nemaha County, Kansas

PO Box 186
Seneca, KS 66538
Phone: (785) 336-3570
Fax: (785) 336-3373

On northern border of KS, west of Saint Joseph, MO; original county; organized Aug 25, 1855 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Nemaha River, itself named from the Oto Indian nimaha 'muddy water.'

Area (sq mi):: 719.40 (land 717.99; water 1.41) Population per square mile: 14.50
Population 2005: 10,443 State rank: 39 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.60%; 1990-2000 2.60% Population 2000: 10,717 (White 97.90%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 39.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,121; median household $34,296; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,221-$23,937
Unemployment (2004): 3.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 15.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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