Saline County, NE

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Population

14,325

0.216% decline

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$50,932

3.24% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Number of Employees

7,053

0.585% growth

Median Property Value

$95,000

4.14% decline

About

In 2017, Saline County, NE had a population of 14.3k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $50,932. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saline County, NE declined from 14,356 to 14,325, a -0.216% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,332 to $50,932, a 3.24% increase.

The population of Saline County, NE is 70.7% White Alone, 24.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.87% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Saline County, NE speak a non-English language, and 91% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Saline County, NE are Doane University-Arts & Sciences (228 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Saline County, NE is $95,000, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Saline County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Saline County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Saline County, NE employs 7.05k people. The largest industries in Saline County, NE are Manufacturing (1,906 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (819 people), and Educational Services (725 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,625), Wholesale Trade ($45,677), and Finance & Insurance ($43,750).

Median household income in Saline County, NE is $50,932. Males in Saline 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 Saline County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,932

2017 value

± $3,970

3.24%

1 Year Growth

± 11.1%

Households in Saline County, NE have a median annual income of $50,932, 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 $49,332 in 2016, which represents a 3.24% 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 Saline 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 9608

  2. Census Tract 9607

  3. Census Tract 9609

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saline County, NE was Census Tract 9608 with a value of $63,438, followed by Census Tract 9607 and Census Tract 9609, with respective values of $59,688 and $54,598.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saline County, NE (1.54k out of 13.3k 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 75+, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    1,258 ± 275

  2. Hispanic

    633 ± 258

  3. Other

    158 ± 146

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

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

7.05k

2017 Value

± 540

0.585%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, NE grew at a rate of 0.585%, from 7.01k employees to 7.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saline County, NE, are Production Occupations (1,072 people), Management Occupations (689 people), and Material Moving Occupations (635 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saline County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saline County, NE, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,072 people), Management Occupations (689 people), and Material Moving Occupations (635 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.49 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (3.44 times), and Production Occupations (2.62 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saline County, NE, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,167), Community & Social Service Occupations ($46,250), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($45,516).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.05k

2017 Value

± 540

0.585%

1 Year growth

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, NE grew at a rate of 0.585%, from 7.01k employees to 7.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saline County, NE, are Manufacturing (1,906 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (819 people), and Educational Services (725 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saline County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Saline 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 Saline County, NE, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,906 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (819 people), and Educational Services (725 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.99 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.67 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saline County, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,625), Wholesale Trade ($45,677), and Finance & Insurance ($43,750).

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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).

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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% of the population of Saline County, NE has health coverage, with 58.1% on employee plans, 8.17% on Medicaid, 10.3% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Saline County, NE see 1785 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.168% increase from the previous year (1782 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2388 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1791 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

1,785 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Saline County, NE see an average of 1,785 patients per year. This represents a 0.168% increase from the previous year (1,782 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

10%

Uninsured

58.1%

Employer Coverage

8.17%

Medicaid

10.3%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saline County, NE declined by 10.2% from 11.2% to 10%.

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

Saline County, NE is home to a population of 14.3k people, from which 91% are citizens. As of 2017, 13.3% of Saline County, NE residents were born outside of the country (1.91k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Saline County, NE is composed of 10.1k White Alone residents (70.7%), 3.48k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.3%), 411 Asian Alone residents (2.87%), 138 Two or More Races residents (0.963%), 105 Black or African American Alone residents (0.733%), 55 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.384%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saline County, NE was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Saline County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Saline County, NE residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

13.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.91k people

13.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.92k people

As of 2017, 13.3% of Saline County, NE residents (1.91k 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 Saline County, NE was 13.4%, 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

91%

2017 Citizenship

90.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91% of Saline County, NE residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saline County, NE was 90.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.1k ± 25

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.48k ± 494

  3. Asian Alone

    411 ± 10

In 2017, there were 2.91 times more White Alone residents (10.1k people) in Saline County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.48k Hispanic or Latino and 411 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    309 ± 83

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    107 ± 55

  3. Korea

    85 ± 34

Saline County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Saline County, NE awarded 228 degrees. The student population of Saline County, NE is skewed towards men, with 565 male students and 504 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Saline County, NE are White (184 and 81.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (20 and 8.89%), Black or African American (7 and 3.11%), and Two or More Races (5 and 2.22%).

The largest universities in Saline County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Doane University-Arts & Sciences (228 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Saline County, NE are General Business Administration & Management (28 and 12.3%), Sociology (20 and 8.77%), and General Biological Sciences (19 and 8.33%).

The median tuition costs in Saline County, NE are $31,450 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

Most Common

  1. 28 degrees awarded

  2. 20 degrees awarded

  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Saline County, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 28 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

228 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,450

Median Private

In 2017, the Saline County, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Doane University-Arts & Sciences with 228 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

107

Degrees Awarded to Men

121

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 107 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Saline County, NE, which is 0.884 times less than the 121 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

    184 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    7 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Saline County, NE were to White students. These 184 degrees mean that there were 9.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saline County, NE was $95,000 in 2017, which is 0.414 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $99,100 to $95,000, a 4.14% decrease. The homeownership rate in Saline County, NE is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saline County, NE have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saline County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$95,000

2017 Median

± $7,521

$99,100

2016 Median

± $5,618

In 2017, the median property value in Saline County, NE declined from to $95,000 from the previous year's value of $99,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Saline 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 Saline County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$50,932

Median Household Income

± $3,970

5.07k

Number of Households

± 446

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.07k households in Saline County, NE grew to $50,932 from the previous year's value of $49,332.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

64.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Saline County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

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

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saline County, NE have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% of the workforce in Saline County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.5%

  2. Carpooled

    13.3%

  3. Walked

    4.53%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Saline County, NE was Drove Alone (77.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.3%) and those who Walked (4.53%).

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

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