Frontier County, NE

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Population

2,624

0.962% growth

Median Age

45.5


Median Household Income

$52,090

1.75% growth

Poverty Rate

10.9%


Number of Employees

1,253

0.24% growth

Median Property Value

$98,200

3.37% growth

About

In 2017, Frontier County, NE had a population of 2.62k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $52,090. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Frontier County, NE grew from 2,599 to 2,624, a 0.962% increase and its median household income grew from $51,192 to $52,090, a 1.75% increase.

The population of Frontier County, NE is 96.4% White Alone, 1.45% Two or More Races, and 1.41% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Frontier County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Frontier County, NE are Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (127 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Frontier County, NE is $98,200, and the homeownership rate is 76.7%. Most people in Frontier County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Frontier County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Frontier County, NE employs 1.25k people. The largest industries in Frontier County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (250 people), Educational Services (180 people), and Retail Trade (127 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,833), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,875), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,250).

Median household income in Frontier County, NE is $52,090. Males in Frontier 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 Frontier County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,090

2017 value

± $2,358

1.75%

1 Year Growth

± 6.2%

Households in Frontier County, NE have a median annual income of $52,090, 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 $51,192 in 2016, which represents a 1.75% 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 Frontier 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 9611

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Frontier County, NE was Census Tract 9611 with a value of $52,090, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Frontier County, NE (270 out of 2.48k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females < 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

    255 ± 50

  2. Two Or More

    14 ± 43

  3. Hispanic

    4 ± 44

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Frontier County, NE is White, followed by Two Or More 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

1.25k

2017 Value

± 109

0.24%

1 Year growth

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Frontier County, NE grew at a rate of 0.24%, from 1.25k employees to 1.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Frontier County, NE, are Management Occupations (200 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (143 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (127 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Frontier County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Frontier County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (200 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (143 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (127 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Frontier County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13.1 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.71 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Frontier County, NE, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($47,917), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($46,875), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($46,136).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.25k

2017 Value

± 109

0.24%

1 Year growth

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Frontier County, NE grew at a rate of 0.24%, from 1.25k employees to 1.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Frontier County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (250 people), Educational Services (180 people), and Retail Trade (127 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Frontier County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Frontier 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 Frontier County, NE, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (250 people), Educational Services (180 people), and Retail Trade (127 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Frontier County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.9 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (1.65 times), and Educational Services (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Frontier County, NE, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,833), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,875), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,250).

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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

90.7% of the population of Frontier County, NE has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 6.38% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 20.7% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Frontier County, NE see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2621 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Frontier County, NE see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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

Data only available at state level.

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

9.25%

Uninsured

45.5%

Employer Coverage

6.38%

Medicaid

17%

Medicare

20.7%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Frontier County, NE declined by 10.3% from 10.3% to 9.25%.

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

Frontier County, NE is home to a population of 2.62k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.18% of Frontier County, NE residents were born outside of the country (31 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Frontier County, NE is composed of 2.53k White Alone residents (96.4%), 38 Two or More Races residents (1.45%), 37 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.41%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.61%), 2 Asian Alone residents (0.0762%), 1 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0381%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Frontier County, NE was 45.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Frontier County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Frontier County, NE residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

31 people

1.08%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

28 people

As of 2017, 1.18% of Frontier County, NE residents (31 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 Frontier County, NE was 1.08%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Frontier County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Frontier County, NE was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.53k ± 74

  2. Two or More Races

    38 ± 12.7

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    37 ± 34.3

In 2017, there were 66.6 times more White Alone residents (2.53k people) in Frontier County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38 Two or More Races and 37 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    68 ± 26

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    31 ± 17

  3. Korea

    19 ± 13

Frontier County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Frontier County, NE awarded 127 degrees. The student population of Frontier County, NE is skewed towards women, with 131 male students and 186 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Frontier County, NE are White (124 and 97.6%), followed by Two or More Races (2 and 1.57%), Asian (1 and 0.787%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Frontier County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (127 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Frontier County, NE are General Agricultural Production Operations (56 and 44.1%), Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant (51 and 40.2%), and General Agriculture Management (19 and 15%).

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

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Frontier County, NE was Veterinary Technician & Veterinary Assistant with 50 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

127 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Frontier County, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture with 127 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

51

Degrees Awarded to Men

76

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 51 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Frontier County, NE, which is 0.671 times less than the 76 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

    124 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Frontier County, NE were to White students. These 124 degrees mean that there were 62 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Frontier County, NE was $98,200 in 2017, which is 0.428 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,000 to $98,200, a 3.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Frontier County, NE is 76.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Frontier County, NE have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Frontier County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,200

2017 Median

± $7,813

$95,000

2016 Median

± $7,759

In 2017, the median property value in Frontier County, NE grew to to $98,200 from the previous year's value of $95,000.

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

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Household Income

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$52,090

Median Household Income

± $2,358

1.11k

Number of Households

± 95

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.11k households in Frontier County, NE grew to $52,090 from the previous year's value of $51,192.

The following chart displays the households in Frontier 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.7%

2017 Homeownership

75.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.7% of the housing units in Frontier County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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

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Commute Time

18.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Frontier County, NE have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.71% of the workforce in Frontier County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.94%

  3. Carpooled

    7.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Frontier County, NE was Drove Alone (76.5%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.94%) and those who Carpooled (7.88%).

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

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