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McCook is a city and county seat of Red Willow County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 7,698 at the 2010 census.HistoryMcCook was platted in 1882 when the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad was extended to that point. It was named in honor of Alexander McDowell McCook, a Brigadier General in the Union Army during the American Civil War.GeographyMcCook is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.39sqmi, all of it land.ClimateMcCook's climate is formally classified as hot-summer humid continental. Due to the very hot and humid summers typical of the Midwest and the January daily mean averaging around -3C (the isotherm for being continental) it has significant influence of the humid subtropical climate, lying in the transition zone between the climate types. Winters are generally dry and summers wet.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 7,698 people, 3,324 households, and 2,021 families residing in the city. The population density was 1428.2PD/sqmi. There were 3,717 housing units at an average density of 689.6/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 1.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.9% of the population.Take a peek at our international travel planner: McCook and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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