Perkins County, NE

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Population

2,904

0.24% decline

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$58,125

2.34% growth

Poverty Rate

4.78%


Number of Employees

1,464

0.408% decline

Median Property Value

$105,600

6.24% growth

About

In 2017, Perkins County, NE had a population of 2.9k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $58,125. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Perkins County, NE declined from 2,911 to 2,904, a -0.24% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,797 to $58,125, a 2.34% increase.

The population of Perkins County, NE is 95.5% White Alone, 3.82% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.585% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Perkins County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Perkins County, NE is $105,600, and the homeownership rate is 78.8%. Most people in Perkins County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Perkins County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Perkins County, NE employs 1.46k people. The largest industries in Perkins County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (325 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (186 people), and Educational Services (161 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,125), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,708), and Utilities ($63,889).

Median household income in Perkins County, NE is $58,125. Males in Perkins 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 Perkins County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,125

2017 value

± $4,387

2.34%

1 Year Growth

± 11%

Households in Perkins County, NE have a median annual income of $58,125, 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 $56,797 in 2016, which represents a 2.34% 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 Perkins 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 9593

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Perkins County, NE was Census Tract 9593 with a value of $58,125, 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 Perkins County, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.78% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Perkins County, NE (137 out of 2.87k 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 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    132 ± 47

  2. Hispanic

    16 ± 43

  3. Two Or More

    3 ± 44

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

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

1.46k

2017 Value

± 141

-0.408%

1 Year decline

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Perkins County, NE declined at a rate of -0.408%, from 1.47k employees to 1.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Perkins County, NE, are Management Occupations (262 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (188 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (126 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Perkins County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Perkins County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (262 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (188 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (126 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Perkins County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (9.71 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.76 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Perkins County, NE, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($152,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,000), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.46k

2017 Value

± 141

-0.408%

1 Year decline

± 13.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Perkins County, NE declined at a rate of -0.408%, from 1.47k employees to 1.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Perkins County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (325 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (186 people), and Educational Services (161 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Perkins County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Perkins 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 Perkins County, NE, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (325 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (186 people), and Educational Services (161 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Perkins County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (18.8 times higher than expected), Utilities (6.36 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.77 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Perkins County, NE, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($78,125), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($77,708), and Utilities ($63,889).

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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

94.2% of the population of Perkins County, NE has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 6.14% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 21% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Perkins County, NE see 1472 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1446 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2898 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

1,472 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Perkins County, NE see an average of 1,472 patients per year. This represents a 1.8% increase from the previous year (1,446 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

5.79%

Uninsured

47.1%

Employer Coverage

6.14%

Medicaid

18.2%

Medicare

21%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Perkins County, NE grew by 2.61% from 5.64% to 5.79%.

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

Perkins County, NE is home to a population of 2.9k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.96% of Perkins County, NE residents were born outside of the country (86 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Perkins County, NE is composed of 2.77k White Alone residents (95.5%), 111 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.82%), 17 Two or More Races residents (0.585%), 4 Black or African American Alone residents (0.138%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 42.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Perkins County, NE was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Perkins County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Perkins County, NE residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.96%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

86 people

3.02%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

88 people

As of 2017, 2.96% of Perkins County, NE residents (86 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 Perkins County, NE was 3.02%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Perkins County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Perkins County, NE was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.77k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    111 ± 23

  3. Two or More Races

    17 ± 15.8

In 2017, there were 25 times more White Alone residents (2.77k people) in Perkins County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 111 Hispanic or Latino and 17 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Perkins 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 Perkins County, NE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Perkins 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

    91 ± 33

  2. Korea

    31 ± 21

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    15 ± 16

Perkins County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Perkins County, NE was $105,600 in 2017, which is 0.485 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,400 to $105,600, a 6.24% increase. The homeownership rate in Perkins County, NE is 78.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Perkins County, NE have an average commute time of 12.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Perkins 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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$58,125

Median Household Income

± $4,387

1.25k

Number of Households

± 124

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.25k households in Perkins County, NE grew to $58,125 from the previous year's value of $56,797.

The following chart displays the households in Perkins 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

$105,600

2017 Median

± $9,415

$99,400

2016 Median

± $9,178

In 2017, the median property value in Perkins County, NE grew to to $105,600 from the previous year's value of $99,400.

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

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Rent vs Own

78.8%

2017 Homeownership

76.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.8% of the housing units in Perkins County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Perkins 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 Perkins County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Perkins County, NE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

12.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Perkins County, NE have a shorter commute time (12.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.701% of the workforce in Perkins County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.1%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.8%

  3. Carpooled

    7.71%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Perkins County, NE was Drove Alone (79.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (10.8%) and those who Carpooled (7.71%).

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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