McPherson County, NE

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Population
454
5.09% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
Median Age
50.9

Poverty Rate
17%

Median Household Income
$48,882
19.5% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$119,300
13.2% 1-year decline
Number of Employees
222
1.33% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, McPherson County, NE had a population of 454 people with a median age of 50.9 and a median household income of $48,882. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of McPherson County, NE grew from 432 to 454, a 5.09% increase and its median household income declined from $60,714 to $48,882, a -19.5% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.1%), Other (Hispanic) (0.881%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%). NaNN% of the people in McPherson County, NE speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in McPherson County, NE is $119,300, and the homeownership rate is 68.5%. Most people in McPherson County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in McPherson County, NE is 5 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Nebraska (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nebraska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in McPherson County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 89.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Other (5.57%), followed by Hillary Rodham Clinton (4.88%). The most partisan county was Keya Paha County, NE with 96% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for McPherson County, NE
89.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Nebraska
  1. 96% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 91.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 90.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Nebraska was Keya Paha County, NE with 96% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Nebraska colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Nebraska

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Deb Fischer
Senator from Nebraska1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Sasse
Senator from Nebraska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

McPherson County, NE is home to a population of 454 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2018, 0% of McPherson County, NE residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

In 2018, there were 28.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (430 people) in McPherson County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    430 ± 77
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    15 ± 23.8
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5 ± 8
1.98%
Hispanic Population
9 people

In 2018, there were 28.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (430 people) in McPherson County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 5 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.98% of the people in McPherson County, NE are hispanic (9 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in McPherson County, NE as a share of the total population.

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Age by Nativity

N/A
Median Native-Born Age
± N/A
N/A
Median Foreign-Born Age
± N/A

In 2018, the median age of all people in McPherson County, NE was 50.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in McPherson County, NE are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all McPherson County, NE residents was 49.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    48,994 ± 5,364 people
  2. Guatemala
    8,374 ± 2,242 people
  3. India
    6,543 ± 1,983 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 48,994 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,374 and India with 6,543.

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Citizenship

100%
2018 Citizenship
100%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 100% of McPherson County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in McPherson County, NE was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    12 ± 15
  2. World War II
    11 ± 8
  3. Vietnam
    6 ± 14

McPherson County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in McPherson County, NE is $48,882. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in McPherson County, NE was Census Tract 9579 with a value of $48,882, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,453. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of McPherson County, NE employs 222 people. The largest industries in McPherson County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (54 people), Retail Trade (27 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (24 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($90,938), Transportation & Warehousing ($90,938), and Wholesale Trade ($42,143).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,882
2018 value
± $7,216
-19.5%
1 Year Growth
± 28.1%

Households in McPherson County, NE have a median annual income of $48,882, 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 $60,714 in 2017, which represents a -19.5% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,233
Average Male Salary in Nebraska
± $2,227
$46,453
Average Female Salary in Nebraska
± $1,721

In 2019, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Nebraska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Nebraska
  1. White
    $48,483 ± $1,383
  2. Asian
    $45,945 ± $9,205
  3. Two or More Races
    $36,413 ± $8,665

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Nebraska.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Nebraska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McPherson County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.445
2018 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2019, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.297% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nebraska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9579
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McPherson County, NE was Census Tract 9579 with a value of $48,882, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in McPherson 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

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McPherson County, NE (77 out of 454 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, 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
    77 ± 37
  2. Black
    0 ± 46
  3. Native American
    0 ± 46

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

222
2018 Value
± 65
-1.33%
1 Year decline
± 40.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in McPherson County, NE declined at a rate of -1.33%, from 225 employees to 222 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McPherson County, NE, are Management Occupations (56 people), Sales & Related Occupations (30 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McPherson County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McPherson County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (56 people), Sales & Related Occupations (30 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McPherson County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.02 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.67 times), and Management Occupations (2.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McPherson County, NE, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($90,833), Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations ($90,417), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($41,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

222
2018 Value
± 65
-1.33%
1 Year decline
± 40.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in McPherson County, NE declined at a rate of -1.33%, from 225 employees to 222 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McPherson County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (54 people), Retail Trade (27 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (24 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McPherson County, NE, though some of these residents may live in McPherson 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 McPherson County, NE, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (54 people), Retail Trade (27 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (24 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McPherson County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (20.2 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.46 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.05 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McPherson County, NE, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($90,938), Transportation & Warehousing ($90,938), and Wholesale Trade ($42,143).

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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 in Nebraska
$229B
Projected 2045 Value in Nebraska
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in McPherson County, NE was $119,300 in 2018, which is 0.519 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $137,500 to $119,300, a 13.2% decrease. The homeownership rate in McPherson County, NE is 68.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in McPherson County, NE have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McPherson County, NE is higher than the national average, with an average of 5 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$119,300
2018 Median
± $68,038
$137,500
2017 Median
± $54,266

In 2018, the median property value in McPherson County, NE declined from to $119,300 from the previous year's value of $137,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McPherson 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 McPherson County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$48,882
Median Household Income
± $7,216
203
Number of Households
± 43

In 2018, the median household income of the 203 households in McPherson County, NE declined from $48,882 from the previous year's value of $60,714.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.5%
2018 Homeownership
66.7%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68.5% of the housing units in McPherson County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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

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Commute Time

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McPherson County, NE have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in McPherson County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    48.2%
  2. Worked At Home
    29.1%
  3. Walked
    9.09%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in McPherson County, NE was Drove Alone (48.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (29.1%) and those who Walked (9.09%).

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

5 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in McPherson County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McPherson County, NE have 5 cars, followed by 4 cars.

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Health

96.3% of the population of McPherson County, NE has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 9.69% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 28% on non-group plans, and 1.98% on military or VA plans.

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

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

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

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Nebraska
$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

3.74%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
9.69%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
28%
Non-Group
1.98%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in McPherson County, NE declined by 14.9% from 4.4% to 3.74%.

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