Nemaha County, NE

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Population

7,041

0.845% decline

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$55,536

5.31% growth

Poverty Rate

11.5%


Number of Employees

3,444

2.85% decline

Median Property Value

$114,600

4.95% growth

About

In 2017, Nemaha County, NE had a population of 7.04k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $55,536. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Nemaha County, NE declined from 7,101 to 7,041, a -0.845% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,736 to $55,536, a 5.31% increase.

The population of Nemaha County, NE is 94.3% White Alone, 2.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.41% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Nemaha County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Nemaha County, NE are Peru State College (507 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Nemaha County, NE is $114,600, and the homeownership rate is 71.9%. Most people in Nemaha County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Nemaha County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Nemaha County, NE employs 3.44k people. The largest industries in Nemaha County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (474 people), Educational Services (438 people), and Retail Trade (377 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,023), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,775), and Wholesale Trade ($52,232).

Median household income in Nemaha County, NE is $55,536. Males in Nemaha County, NE have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,865. The income inequality in Nemaha County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,536

2017 value

± $5,149

5.31%

1 Year Growth

± 12%

Households in Nemaha County, NE have a median annual income of $55,536, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,736 in 2016, which represents a 5.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,849

Average Male Salary

± $2,084

$42,865

Average Female Salary

± $1,555

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $46,766 ± $9,518

  2. White

    $44,931 ± $1,266

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $34,147 ± $19,585

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Nemaha County, NE is from Nebraska.

0.446

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.189% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9681

  2. Census Tract 9682

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Nemaha County, NE was Census Tract 9681 with a value of $55,978, followed by Census Tract 9682 and N/A, with respective values of $55,319 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nemaha County, NE (751 out of 6.52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    700 ± 142

  2. Hispanic

    41 ± 60

  3. Black

    29 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nemaha County, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.44k

2017 Value

± 281

-2.85%

1 Year decline

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nemaha County, NE declined at a rate of -2.85%, from 3.55k employees to 3.44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nemaha County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (446 people), Management Occupations (332 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (314 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nemaha County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Nemaha County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (446 people), Management Occupations (332 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (314 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nemaha County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.32 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.74 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Nemaha County, NE, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,344), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($74,167), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,333).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.44k

2017 Value

± 281

-2.85%

1 Year decline

± 11.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Nemaha County, NE declined at a rate of -2.85%, from 3.55k employees to 3.44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nemaha County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (474 people), Educational Services (438 people), and Retail Trade (377 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nemaha County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Nemaha County, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Nemaha County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (474 people), Educational Services (438 people), and Retail Trade (377 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Nemaha County, NE has an unusually high number of Utilities (13.1 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.35 times), and Educational Services (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Nemaha County, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,023), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,775), and Wholesale Trade ($52,232).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.4B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.4B, followed by Meat/seafood ($22.4B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($12.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nebraska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$162B

2020 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

41.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $162B. This is expected to increase 41.8% to $229B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nebraska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.3B

  2. $10B

  3. $9.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $13.3B, followed by Kansas with $10B and California and $9.14B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.4% of the population of Nemaha County, NE has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 9.71% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 0.967% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Nemaha County, NE was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Nemaha County, NE see 1409 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (1435 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2324 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.5%). Additionally, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,409 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nemaha County, NE see an average of 1,409 patients per year. This represents a 1.81% decrease from the previous year (1,435 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,536

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,964

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,956

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nebraska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.43%, from $8,133 to $8,412.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.62%

Uninsured

54.6%

Employer Coverage

9.71%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

0.967%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nemaha County, NE grew by 12.1% from 5.91% to 6.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Nemaha County, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.5% prevalence

  2. 14.8% prevalence

  3. 13.5% prevalence

Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska, at 16.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Nemaha County, NE is home to a population of 7.04k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.19% of Nemaha County, NE residents were born outside of the country (84 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Nemaha County, NE is composed of 6.64k White Alone residents (94.3%), 183 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.6%), 99 Black or African American Alone residents (1.41%), 50 Asian Alone residents (0.71%), 43 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.611%), 25 Two or More Races residents (0.355%), 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0142%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 43.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Nemaha County, NE was 38. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Nemaha County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Nemaha County, NE residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

84 people

0.887%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

63 people

As of 2017, 1.19% of Nemaha County, NE residents (84 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nemaha County, NE was 0.887%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    47,787 ± 5,299 people

  2. Guatemala

    8,331 ± 2,236 people

  3. Vietnam

    6,596 ± 1,990 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 47,787 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,331 and Vietnam with 6,596.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Nemaha County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Nemaha County, NE was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.64k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    183 ± 40.4

  3. Black or African American Alone

    99 ± 14

In 2017, there were 36.3 times more White Alone residents (6.64k people) in Nemaha County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 183 Hispanic or Latino and 99 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Nemaha County, NE as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    206 ± 59

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    126 ± 52

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    110 ± 44

Nemaha County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Nemaha County, NE awarded 507 degrees. The student population of Nemaha County, NE is skewed towards women, with 929 male students and 1,420 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Nemaha County, NE are White (435 and 86.3%), followed by Black or African American (26 and 5.16%), Hispanic or Latino (21 and 4.17%), and Two or More Races (8 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Nemaha County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Peru State College (507 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Nemaha County, NE are Curriculum & Instruction (158 and 31.2%), General Business Administration & Management (67 and 13.2%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (47 and 9.27%).

The median tuition costs in Nemaha County, NE are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,160 and $5,160 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Nemaha County, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 67 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Nemaha County, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

507 degrees awarded

$5,160

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Nemaha County, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Peru State College with 507 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

175

Degrees Awarded to Men

332

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 175 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Nemaha County, NE, which is 0.527 times less than the 332 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    435 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    26 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    21 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Nemaha County, NE were to White students. These 435 degrees mean that there were 16.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nemaha County, NE was $114,600 in 2017, which is 0.499 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $109,200 to $114,600, a 4.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Nemaha County, NE is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Nemaha County, NE have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nemaha County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,600

2017 Median

± $13,605

$109,200

2016 Median

± $11,696

In 2017, the median property value in Nemaha County, NE grew to to $114,600 from the previous year's value of $109,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Nemaha County, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nemaha County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$55,536

Median Household Income

± $5,149

2.81k

Number of Households

± 248

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.81k households in Nemaha County, NE grew to $55,536 from the previous year's value of $52,736.

The following chart displays the households in Nemaha County, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Nemaha County, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Nemaha County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.9% of the housing units in Nemaha County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Nemaha County, NE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nemaha County, NE have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.59% of the workforce in Nemaha County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Walked

    6.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Nemaha County, NE was Drove Alone (78.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Walked (6.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Nemaha County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nemaha County, NE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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