Pierce County, NE

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Population

7,175

0.0557% decline

Poverty Rate

6.85%


Median Age

41.7


Median Household Income

$55,417

4.31% growth

Number of Employees

3,706

1.09% growth

Median Property Value

$102,600

5.88% growth

About

In 2017, Pierce County, NE had a population of 7.18k people with a median age of 41.7 and a median household income of $55,417. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pierce County, NE declined from 7,179 to 7,175, a -0.0557% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,125 to $55,417, a 4.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.7%), White (Hispanic) (0.892%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.767%), Two or More Races (Hispanic) (0.571%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.362%). N/A% of the people in Pierce County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pierce County, NE is $102,600, and the homeownership rate is 80.6%. Most people in Pierce County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Pierce County, NE is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Pierce County, NE employs 3.71k people. The largest industries in Pierce County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (645 people), Manufacturing (548 people), and Retail Trade (388 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($208,333), Utilities ($65,673), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,313).

Median household income in Pierce County, NE is $55,417. Males in Pierce 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 Pierce County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,417

2017 value

± $3,949

4.31%

1 Year Growth

± 8.7%

Households in Pierce County, NE have a median annual income of $55,417, 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 $53,125 in 2016, which represents a 4.31% 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 Pierce 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 9791

  2. Census Tract 9792

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pierce County, NE was Census Tract 9791 with a value of $61,149, followed by Census Tract 9792 and N/A, with respective values of $49,417 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pierce 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

6.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pierce County, NE (479 out of 7k 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 Males 55 - 64.

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

    458 ± 82

  2. Two Or More

    19 ± 63

  3. Hispanic

    7 ± 64

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pierce 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

3.71k

2017 Value

± 228

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 8.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pierce County, NE grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 3.67k employees to 3.71k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pierce County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (464 people), Management Occupations (427 people), and Production Occupations (372 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pierce County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pierce County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (464 people), Management Occupations (427 people), and Production Occupations (372 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pierce County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.48 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.73 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pierce County, NE, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,750), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($53,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.71k

2017 Value

± 228

1.09%

1 Year growth

± 8.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pierce County, NE grew at a rate of 1.09%, from 3.67k employees to 3.71k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pierce County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (645 people), Manufacturing (548 people), and Retail Trade (388 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pierce County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Pierce 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 Pierce County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (645 people), Manufacturing (548 people), and Retail Trade (388 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pierce County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.19 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.62 times), and Manufacturing (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pierce County, NE, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($208,333), Utilities ($65,673), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,313).

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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

95.9% of the population of Pierce County, NE has health coverage, with 53.8% on employee plans, 8.78% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 19.6% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, NE see 1030 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0972% increase from the previous year (1029 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2386 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3580 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

1,030 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pierce County, NE see an average of 1,030 patients per year. This represents a 0.0972% increase from the previous year (1,029 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pierce 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%).

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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

4.13%

Uninsured

53.8%

Employer Coverage

8.78%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

19.6%

Non-Group

1.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pierce County, NE declined by 15.1% from 4.87% to 4.13%.

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

Pierce County, NE is home to a population of 7.18k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.18% of Pierce County, NE residents were born outside of the country (85 people).

In 2017, there were 108 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.94k people) in Pierce County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64 White (Hispanic) and 55 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pierce County, NE was 41.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Pierce County, NE are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Pierce County, NE residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

85 people

0.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

56 people

As of 2017, 1.18% of Pierce County, NE residents (85 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 Pierce County, NE was 0.78%, 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

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Pierce County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pierce County, NE was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pierce County, NE

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    6.94k ± 13

  2. White (Hispanic)

    64 ± 27

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    55 ± 25.6

In 2017, there were 108 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.94k people) in Pierce County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 64 White (Hispanic) and 55 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    209 ± 50

  2. Korea

    122 ± 34

  3. World War II

    36 ± 21

Pierce County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pierce County, NE was $102,600 in 2017, which is 0.447 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,900 to $102,600, a 5.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Pierce County, NE is 80.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pierce County, NE have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pierce County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$102,600

2017 Median

± $8,576

$96,900

2016 Median

± $4,742

In 2017, the median property value in Pierce County, NE grew to to $102,600 from the previous year's value of $96,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pierce 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 Pierce 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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$55,417

Median Household Income

± $3,949

2.99k

Number of Households

± 204

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.99k households in Pierce County, NE grew to $55,417 from the previous year's value of $53,125.

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

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Rent vs Own

80.6%

2017 Homeownership

79.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.6% of the housing units in Pierce County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

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

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pierce County, NE have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Pierce County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    7.84%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.12%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pierce County, NE was Drove Alone (80.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.84%) and those who Worked At Home (7.12%).

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

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