The county of Otoe is located in and was founded in 1855. There are 15,740 residents in Otoe who have access to courthouses in Nebraska City. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. is part of the 8th federal circuit court as well.
There are 7,289 residents in Nebraska City, which is 4.7 square miles and 1,056ft above sea level.