Keith County, NE

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Population

8,129

0.321% growth

Median Age

49.7


Median Household Income

$45,078

4.59% growth

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

4,103

2.5% growth

Median Property Value

$108,400

3.63% growth

About

In 2017, Keith County, NE had a population of 8.13k people with a median age of 49.7 and a median household income of $45,078. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Keith County, NE grew from 8,103 to 8,129, a 0.321% increase and its median household income grew from $43,100 to $45,078, a 4.59% increase.

The population of Keith County, NE is 90.5% White Alone, 6.75% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.09% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Keith County, NE speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Keith County, NE is $108,400, and the homeownership rate is 67.5%. Most people in Keith County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Keith County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Keith County, NE employs 4.1k people. The largest industries in Keith County, NE are Retail Trade (664 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (425 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (375 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($67,935), Transportation & Warehousing ($49,231), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,000).

Median household income in Keith County, NE is $45,078. Males in Keith 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 Keith County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,078

2017 value

± $4,391

4.59%

1 Year Growth

± 13.2%

Households in Keith County, NE have a median annual income of $45,078, 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 $43,100 in 2016, which represents a 4.59% 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 Keith 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 3

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 1

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Keith County, NE was Census Tract 3 with a value of $52,378, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $37,847 and $36,033.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Keith County, NE (1.05k out of 8.05k 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 6 - 11, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

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

    960 ± 176

  2. Hispanic

    70 ± 73

  3. Native American

    57 ± 77

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

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

4.1k

2017 Value

± 306

2.5%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Keith County, NE grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 4k employees to 4.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Keith County, NE, are Management Occupations (623 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (536 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (454 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Keith County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Keith County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (623 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (536 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (454 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Keith County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.02 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.89 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Keith County, NE, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($110,707), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($68,125), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.1k

2017 Value

± 306

2.5%

1 Year growth

± 10.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Keith County, NE grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 4k employees to 4.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Keith County, NE, are Retail Trade (664 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (425 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (375 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Keith County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Keith 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 Keith County, NE, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (664 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (425 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (375 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Keith County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.76 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.91 times), and Retail Trade (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Keith County, NE, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($67,935), Transportation & Warehousing ($49,231), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,000).

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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

89% of the population of Keith County, NE has health coverage, with 33.6% on employee plans, 9.15% on Medicaid, 20.8% on Medicare, 21.4% on non-group plans, and 4.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Keith County, NE see 1613 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.677% decrease from the previous year (1624 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1604 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 617 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

1,613 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Keith County, NE see an average of 1,613 patients per year. This represents a 0.677% decrease from the previous year (1,624 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%).

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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

11%

Uninsured

33.6%

Employer Coverage

9.15%

Medicaid

20.8%

Medicare

21.4%

Non-Group

4.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Keith County, NE declined by 12.7% from 12.5% to 11%.

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

Keith County, NE is home to a population of 8.13k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.69% of Keith County, NE residents were born outside of the country (219 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Keith County, NE is composed of 7.36k White Alone residents (90.5%), 549 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.75%), 89 Asian Alone residents (1.09%), 57 Black or African American Alone residents (0.701%), 32 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.394%), 24 Two or More Races residents (0.295%), 23 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.283%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

53

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Keith County, NE was 49.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Keith County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Keith County, NE residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

219 people

2.23%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

181 people

As of 2017, 2.69% of Keith County, NE residents (219 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 Keith County, NE was 2.23%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Keith County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Keith County, NE was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.36k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    549 ± 63.4

  3. Asian Alone

    89 ± 43

In 2017, there were 13.4 times more White Alone residents (7.36k people) in Keith County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 549 Hispanic or Latino and 89 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    302 ± 76

  2. Korea

    101 ± 49

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    96 ± 58

Keith County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Keith County, NE was $108,400 in 2017, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $104,600 to $108,400, a 3.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Keith County, NE is 67.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Keith County, NE have an average commute time of 13.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Keith County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$108,400

2017 Median

± $6,952

$104,600

2016 Median

± $9,583

In 2017, the median property value in Keith County, NE grew to to $108,400 from the previous year's value of $104,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Keith 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 Keith 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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$45,078

Median Household Income

± $4,391

3.99k

Number of Households

± 315

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.99k households in Keith County, NE grew to $45,078 from the previous year's value of $43,100.

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

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Rent vs Own

67.5%

2017 Homeownership

65.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.5% of the housing units in Keith County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

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

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Commute Time

13.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Keith County, NE have a shorter commute time (13.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Keith County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    5.79%

  3. Carpooled

    5.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Keith County, NE was Drove Alone (79.3%), followed by those who Worked At Home (5.79%) and those who Carpooled (5.37%).

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

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