Nebraska Otoe County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Otoe County, Nebraska. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Nebraska Otoe County.

1. Library System MORTON-JAMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 923 First Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410
Phone Number: (402) 873-5609 Otoe 78,988 49,492

2. Central Library MORTON-JAMES PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 923 First Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410
Phone Number: (402) 873-5609 Otoe N/A N/A

3. Central Library PALMYRA MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 525 Illinois Place, Palmyra, NE 68418
Phone Number: (402) 780-5344 Otoe N/A N/A

4. Library System PALMYRA MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Street Address: 525 Illinois Place, Palmyra, NE 68418
Phone Number: (402) 780-5344 Otoe N/A N/A

5. Library System SYRACUSE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 496 6th Street, Syracuse, NE 68446
Phone Number: (402) 269-2336 Otoe 17,887 13,000

6. Central Library SYRACUSE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 496 6th Street, Syracuse, NE 68446
Phone Number: (402) 269-2336 Otoe N/A N/A

7. Central Library TALMAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 405 Main Street, Talmage, NE 68448
Phone Number: (402) 264-3875 Otoe N/A N/A

8. Library System TALMAGE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 405 Main Street, Talmage, NE 68448
Phone Number: (402) 264-3875 Otoe N/A N/A

Overview of Otoe County, Nebraska

Otoe County is a county located in the state of Nebraska. As of 2000, the population is 15,396. Its county seat is Nebraska City.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,603 km² (619 mi²). 1,595 km² (616 mi²) of it is land and 9 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.55% water.

The eastern boundary of this county is the Missouri River. It is a largely agricultural region with rolling hills and rich soil. Corn (maize), sorghum, wheat, and other, less common, grain crops are joined by several commercial apple orchards. Animal husbandry concentrates on beef cattle, the locally produced grains being excellent sources of feed for them. Otoe County derives its name from the Watota Indians. The Watota Indians lived along the Missouri river in the area that is now Otoe County. Otoe, as in the Otoe Indians, is an abbreviation for Watota, which means “lovers of pleasure”. [1]

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 15,396 people, 6,060 households, and 4,229 families residing in the county. The population density is 10/km² (25/mi²). There are 6,567 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.42% White, 0.29% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 2.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 6,060 households out of which 32.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% are married couples living together, 7.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% are non-families. 26.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $37,302, and the median income for a family is $45,295. Males have a median income of $30,682 versus $21,520 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,752. 8.10% of the population and 5.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.30% of those under the age of 18 and 7.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Otoe County, Nebraska has the following cities and towns:

  • Burr
  • Douglas
  • Dunbar
  • Lorton
  • Nebraska City
  • Otoe
  • Palmyra
  • Syracuse
  • Talmage
  • Unadilla

Map of Otoe County Nebraska