Seward County, NE

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Population

17,045

0.397% decline

Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$63,095

2.49% growth

Poverty Rate

9.22%


Number of Employees

8,759

1.53% growth

Median Property Value

$159,700

3.57% growth

About

In 2017, Seward County, NE had a population of 17k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $63,095. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Seward County, NE declined from 17,113 to 17,045, a -0.397% decrease and its median household income grew from $61,563 to $63,095, a 2.49% increase.

The population of Seward County, NE is 95% White Alone, 2.48% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.26% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Seward County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seward County, NE are Concordia University-Nebraska (724 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Seward County, NE is $159,700, and the homeownership rate is 70.9%. Most people in Seward County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Seward County, NE is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Seward County, NE employs 8.76k people. The largest industries in Seward County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,210 people), Educational Services (1,109 people), and Manufacturing (1,092 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($58,221), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,094).

Median household income in Seward County, NE is $63,095. Males in Seward 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 Seward County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,095

2017 value

± $3,306

2.49%

1 Year Growth

± 6.36%

Households in Seward County, NE have a median annual income of $63,095, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,563 in 2016, which represents a 2.49% 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 Seward 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.

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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9601

  2. Census Tract 9603

  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seward County, NE was Census Tract 9601 with a value of $70,179, followed by Census Tract 9603 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $65,651 and $58,795.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seward County, NE (1.44k out of 15.6k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    1,314 ± 184

  2. Two Or More

    99 ± 77

  3. Hispanic

    34 ± 81

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

8.76k

2017 Value

± 412

1.53%

1 Year growth

± 6.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seward County, NE grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 8.63k employees to 8.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seward County, NE, are Management Occupations (1,204 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,058 people), and Production Occupations (713 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seward County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Seward County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,204 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,058 people), and Production Occupations (713 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Seward County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.47 times), and Production Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Seward County, NE, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($85,337), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($75,313), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.76k

2017 Value

± 412

1.53%

1 Year growth

± 6.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seward County, NE grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 8.63k employees to 8.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seward County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,210 people), Educational Services (1,109 people), and Manufacturing (1,092 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seward County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Seward 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 Seward County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,210 people), Educational Services (1,109 people), and Manufacturing (1,092 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Seward County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.38 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.45 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Seward County, NE, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($58,221), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,094).

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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

94% of the population of Seward County, NE has health coverage, with 58% on employee plans, 6.06% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 1.81% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Seward County, NE see 1426 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.53% decrease from the previous year (1559 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1920 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 823 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

1,426 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Seward County, NE see an average of 1,426 patients per year. This represents a 8.53% decrease from the previous year (1,559 patients).

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

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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

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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

5.99%

Uninsured

58%

Employer Coverage

6.06%

Medicaid

10.9%

Medicare

17.2%

Non-Group

1.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seward County, NE grew by 0.33% from 5.97% to 5.99%.

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

Seward County, NE is home to a population of 17k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.85% of Seward County, NE residents were born outside of the country (315 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Seward County, NE is composed of 16.2k White Alone residents (95%), 422 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.48%), 215 Two or More Races residents (1.26%), 105 Asian Alone residents (0.616%), 83 Black or African American Alone residents (0.487%), 22 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.129%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0117%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Seward County, NE was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Seward County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Seward County, NE residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

315 people

1.86%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

318 people

As of 2017, 1.85% of Seward County, NE residents (315 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 Seward County, NE was 1.86%, 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

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Seward County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Seward County, NE was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.2k ± 4

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    422 ± 131

  3. Two or More Races

    215 ± 39.1

In 2017, there were 38.4 times more White Alone residents (16.2k people) in Seward County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 422 Hispanic or Latino and 215 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    356 ± 73

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    203 ± 76

  3. Korea

    105 ± 38

Seward County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Seward County, NE awarded 724 degrees. The student population of Seward County, NE is skewed towards women, with 1,021 male students and 1,499 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seward County, NE are White (423 and 58.4%), followed by Unknown (194 and 26.8%), Hispanic or Latino (50 and 6.91%), and Black or African American (45 and 6.22%).

The largest universities in Seward County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Concordia University-Nebraska (724 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Seward County, NE are General Business (83 and 11.5%), Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (79 and 10.9%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (75 and 10.4%).

The median tuition costs in Seward County, NE are $30,400 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. 75 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Seward County, NE was General Educational Leadership & Administration with 75 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

724 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$30,400

Median Private

In 2017, the Seward County, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Concordia University-Nebraska with 724 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

216

Degrees Awarded to Men

508

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 216 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seward County, NE, which is 0.425 times less than the 508 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

    423 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    194 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    50 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Seward County, NE were to White students. These 423 degrees mean that there were 2.18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 194 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seward County, NE was $159,700 in 2017, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $154,200 to $159,700, a 3.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Seward County, NE is 70.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Seward County, NE have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Seward County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$159,700

2017 Median

± $4,881

$154,200

2016 Median

± $4,008

In 2017, the median property value in Seward County, NE grew to to $159,700 from the previous year's value of $154,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Seward 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 Seward County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$63,095

Median Household Income

± $3,306

6.5k

Number of Households

± 349

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.5k households in Seward County, NE grew to $63,095 from the previous year's value of $61,563.

The following chart displays the households in Seward 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

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Seward County, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Seward County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.9%

2017 Homeownership

72.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.9% of the housing units in Seward County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seward County, NE have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.95% of the workforce in Seward County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.75%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Seward County, NE was Drove Alone (80.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.75%) and those who Worked At Home (5.47%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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