Cedar County, NE

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Population

8,561

1.11% decline

Median Age

44.1


Median Household Income

$57,208

5.18% growth

Poverty Rate

9.67%


Number of Employees

4,599

0.327% growth

Median Property Value

$113,600

2.81% growth

About

In 2017, Cedar County, NE had a population of 8.56k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $57,208. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cedar County, NE declined from 8,657 to 8,561, a -1.11% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,391 to $57,208, a 5.18% increase.

The population of Cedar County, NE is 97% White Alone, 1.71% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.806% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Cedar County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cedar County, NE is $113,600, and the homeownership rate is 80.7%. Most people in Cedar County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Cedar County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cedar County, NE employs 4.6k people. The largest industries in Cedar County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (777 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (668 people), and Manufacturing (543 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,167), and Wholesale Trade ($42,292).

Median household income in Cedar County, NE is $57,208. Males in Cedar 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 Cedar County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,208

2017 value

± $2,946

5.18%

1 Year Growth

± 6.65%

Households in Cedar County, NE have a median annual income of $57,208, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,391 in 2016, which represents a 5.18% 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 Cedar 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 9771

  2. Census Tract 9772

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cedar County, NE was Census Tract 9771 with a value of $58,016, followed by Census Tract 9772 and N/A, with respective values of $55,536 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cedar County, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cedar County, NE (810 out of 8.38k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    745 ± 107

  2. Native American

    55 ± 62

  3. Hispanic

    29 ± 60

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

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

4.6k

2017 Value

± 237

0.327%

1 Year growth

± 7.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cedar County, NE grew at a rate of 0.327%, from 4.58k employees to 4.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cedar County, NE, are Management Occupations (821 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (572 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (402 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cedar County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cedar County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (821 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (572 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (402 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cedar County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.05 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.75 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cedar County, NE, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($113,000), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,458), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.6k

2017 Value

± 237

0.327%

1 Year growth

± 7.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cedar County, NE grew at a rate of 0.327%, from 4.58k employees to 4.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cedar County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (777 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (668 people), and Manufacturing (543 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cedar County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Cedar 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 Cedar County, NE, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (777 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (668 people), and Manufacturing (543 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cedar County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14.3 times higher than expected), Construction (1.24 times), and Manufacturing (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cedar County, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,167), and Wholesale Trade ($42,292).

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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. $24.1B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $11.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.1B, followed by Meat/seafood ($20.7B) and Live animals/fish ($11.6B).

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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$149B

2015 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

53.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nebraska trade was $149B. This is expected to increase 53.9% 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. $12.4B

  2. $9.12B

  3. $8.39B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $12.4B, followed by Kansas with $9.12B and California and $8.39B.

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

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Health

94.5% of the population of Cedar County, NE has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 6.85% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 22.7% on non-group plans, and 1.09% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cedar County, NE see 8564 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.534% decrease from the previous year (8610 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2890 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8671 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

8,564 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cedar County, NE see an average of 8,564 patients per year. This represents a 0.534% decrease from the previous year (8,610 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cedar County, NE in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

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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

5.52%

Uninsured

48.3%

Employer Coverage

6.85%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

22.7%

Non-Group

1.09%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cedar County, NE declined by 4.23% from 5.76% to 5.52%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cedar 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

Cedar County, NE is home to a population of 8.56k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.397% of Cedar County, NE residents were born outside of the country (34 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cedar County, NE is composed of 8.3k White Alone residents (97%), 146 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.71%), 69 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.806%), 34 Two or More Races residents (0.397%), 4 Asian Alone residents (0.0467%), 2 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0234%), 2 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0234%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cedar County, NE are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 58.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cedar County, NE was 44.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Cedar County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Cedar County, NE residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.397%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

34 people

0.335%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

29 people

As of 2017, 0.397% of Cedar County, NE residents (34 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 Cedar County, NE was 0.335%, 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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Cedar County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cedar County, NE was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.3k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    146 ± 55.4

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    69 ± 30

In 2017, there were 56.9 times more White Alone residents (8.3k people) in Cedar County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 146 Hispanic or Latino and 69 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Cedar County, NE citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Cedar County, NE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cedar County, NE are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    199 ± 40

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    110 ± 41

  3. Korea

    97 ± 34

Cedar County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cedar County, NE was $113,600 in 2017, which is 0.522 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,500 to $113,600, a 2.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Cedar County, NE is 80.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cedar County, NE have an average commute time of 14.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cedar County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,208

Median Household Income

± $2,946

3.51k

Number of Households

± 197

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.51k households in Cedar County, NE grew to $57,208 from the previous year's value of $54,391.

The following chart displays the households in Cedar 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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Housing

Property Value

$113,600

2017 Median

± $5,239

$110,500

2016 Median

± $5,230

In 2017, the median property value in Cedar County, NE grew to to $113,600 from the previous year's value of $110,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cedar 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 Cedar County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.7%

2017 Homeownership

80.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.7% of the housing units in Cedar County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.3%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

14.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cedar County, NE have a shorter commute time (14.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.891% of the workforce in Cedar County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.7%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.8%

  3. Carpooled

    6.68%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cedar County, NE was Drove Alone (76.7%), followed by those who Worked At Home (9.8%) and those who Carpooled (6.68%).

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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