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The 2000 Census showed that Saunders County had a population of 19,830 people. This represented 1.16% of the total population of Nebraska, making it the state's 16th most populous county (out of 93 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Saunders had a population of 20,057 people. This is an increase of 1.14% since the 2000 Census.

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

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201020,780+4.79%+3.6% since 2009
200920,057+1.14% 
200820,069+1.21%-0.34% since 2007
200720,138+1.55%+0.15% since 2006
200620,107+1.4%-0.49% since 2005
200520,206+1.9%+0.78% since 2004
200420,049+1.1%+0.47% since 2003
200319,956+0.64%+0.63% since 2002
200219,832  
200119,917+0.44%+0.44% since 2000
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200019,830The Last Census

Saunders County had 8,266 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Saunders County has a total area<3> of 758 square miles [1,965 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.92 square miles [12.75 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Saunders County had a population density of 26.3 people per square mile [10.16 people/km²], making it the state's 15th most densely populated county (out of 93 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Saunders County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Saunders and the state of Nebraska.

Click here for the Saunders County QuickFact (QF-31155).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Saunders County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Saunders County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
ButlerQF-31023   W8,4008,767-4.19%
CassQF-31025   SE25,48524,3344.73%
ColfaxQF-31037   NW10,33210,441-1.04%
DodgeQF-31053   N35,64036,160-1.44%
DouglasQF-31055   E510,199463,58510.06%
LancasterQF-31109   S281,531250,29112.48%
SarpyQF-31153   E153,504122,59525.21%
SewardQF-31159   SW16,48116,496-0.09%

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Census QuickFact for Saunders County

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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Saunders. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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