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On behalf of the Cuming County Visitors Bureau, we extend a sincere welcome to you and encourage you to experience the welcoming atmosphere that our communities and businesses offer.

   Cuming County is located in the Elkhorn Valley Region and is a recognized leader in the agriculture industry. In addition to the area’s abundant resources, we offer a safe place to visit or call home.

While in Cuming County, test your golf skills on the Indian Trails Country Club 18-hole golf course located just 2 miles south of Beemer, brush up on your knowledge of poet John G. Neihardt at the Neihardt Center located in Bancroft, or enjoy any of our county’s hometown restaurants.

   Cuming County also hosts a variety of events to keep you entertained throughout the year. Visit our county to enjoy the largest one-day car show in the Midwest, the Last Fling ‘Til Spring Car Show in West Point, the nationally sanctioned Thunder by the River Tractor Pull in Wisner, Beemer Play Daze, Wisner’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration, or one of the many exhibits at the Neihardt Center in Bancroft. Our county is also home to one of the finest county fairs in the Midwest, with nearly 30,000 people that pass through the gates each year.

Our county also offers unique businesses that are ready to meet your individual needs. In addition, our education and health care systems allow you to receive urban services in a rural setting.

We are happy you have chosen to visit Cuming County and hope to see you again soon!

  Cuming County Visitors Bureau

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Nebraska continues to rank high

  • 4th Best Quality of Life
    Business Facilities Magazine, 2008 Annual Rankings Report
  • 5th Best Education Climate
    Business Facilities Magazine, 2008 Annual Rankings Report
  • 4th Best State for Jobs
    CareerBuilder.com, 2008
  • 4th Lowest Average Travel Time to Work
    U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • Top 10 States Receiving a 5-Star on the 2007 State's Healthcare Cost Quotient
    Expansion Management Magazine
  • Top 10 Best States for Business
    2008 Forbes Magazine

Cuming County Ranks:

  • 1st in the state for total value of agricultural products sold
  • 1st in the state for value of livestock, poultry and their products
Top crop items:
  • Corn for grain (23rd in the State)
  • Soybeans for beans (6th in the State
  • Corn for Silage (5th in the State)
Top Livestock inventory items :
  • Quail (1st in the state)
  • Cattle and calves (2nd in the state)
  • Hogs and Pigs (3rd in the state)
  • Colonies of Bees (5th in the state)
  • Sheep and lamb (12th in the state)

Cuming County Mission

To renew, retain, and recruit our businesses, people, and future.

To work in partnership with local citizens in our communities to support the economic opportunities of our county by retaining, expanding, and attracting business, industry, and agriculture.

Demographics

Demographics


Population: 9,306
(2008 estimate)
Projected Population: 9,118
(2013 estimate)
Median Age: 39.2 years
(2008 estimate)

 


Average Household Income:
$44,672
(2008 estimate)

Number of Business Establishments:
989
(2002 estimate)

Education: (2000 estimates)
78.7% have High School Diploma or higher
12.3% have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher

 

Major Economic Activities:

 
Agriculture - 48%;
Manufacturing - 27%;
Trade - 5%;

 

Finance, insurance, real estate - 4%;
Construction - 3%
Services - 5%;