Wayne County, NE

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Population

9,409

0.0531% decline

Median Age

31.7


Median Household Income

$58,093

5.35% growth

Poverty Rate

13.5%


Number of Employees

5,224

0.908% growth

Median Property Value

$133,000

3.02% growth

About

In 2017, Wayne County, NE had a population of 9.41k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $58,093. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wayne County, NE declined from 9,414 to 9,409, a -0.0531% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,141 to $58,093, a 5.35% increase.

The population of Wayne County, NE is 90.2% White Alone, 5.55% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.08% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Wayne County, NE speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wayne County, NE are Wayne State College (800 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Wayne County, NE is $133,000, and the homeownership rate is 63.5%. Most people in Wayne County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Wayne County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wayne County, NE employs 5.22k people. The largest industries in Wayne County, NE are Educational Services (921 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (652 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (641 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,976), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,154), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,667).

Median household income in Wayne County, NE is $58,093. Males in Wayne 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 Wayne County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,093

2017 value

± $6,827

5.35%

1 Year Growth

± 14.7%

Households in Wayne County, NE have a median annual income of $58,093, 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 $55,141 in 2016, which represents a 5.35% 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 Wayne 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 9786

  2. Census Tract 9787

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wayne County, NE was Census Tract 9786 with a value of $66,786, followed by Census Tract 9787 and N/A, with respective values of $47,273 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wayne County, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wayne County, NE (1.1k out of 8.13k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 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

    939 ± 205

  2. Black

    139 ± 137

  3. Hispanic

    45 ± 65

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

5.22k

2017 Value

± 434

0.908%

1 Year growth

± 11.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, NE grew at a rate of 0.908%, from 5.18k employees to 5.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wayne County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (725 people), Management Occupations (601 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (452 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wayne County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wayne County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (725 people), Management Occupations (601 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (452 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.68 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.92 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wayne County, NE, by median earnings, are Community & Social Service Occupations ($68,220), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,146), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,119).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.22k

2017 Value

± 434

0.908%

1 Year growth

± 11.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wayne County, NE grew at a rate of 0.908%, from 5.18k employees to 5.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wayne County, NE, are Educational Services (921 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (652 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (641 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wayne County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Wayne 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 Wayne County, NE, by number of employees, are Educational Services (921 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (652 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (641 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wayne County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.4 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.9 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wayne County, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,976), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,154), and Transportation & Warehousing ($46,667).

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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

93.5% of the population of Wayne County, NE has health coverage, with 58.8% on employee plans, 6.72% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 0.821% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, NE see 1873 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.6% decrease from the previous year (2358 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2341 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

1,873 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Wayne County, NE see an average of 1,873 patients per year. This represents a 20.6% decrease from the previous year (2,358 patients).

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

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

6.52%

Uninsured

58.8%

Employer Coverage

6.72%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

0.821%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wayne County, NE grew by 6.26% from 6.13% to 6.52%.

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

Wayne County, NE is home to a population of 9.41k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.57% of Wayne County, NE residents were born outside of the country (242 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wayne County, NE is composed of 8.49k White Alone residents (90.2%), 522 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.55%), 196 Black or African American Alone residents (2.08%), 103 Two or More Races residents (1.09%), 48 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.51%), 45 Asian Alone residents (0.478%), 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0957%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wayne County, NE was 31.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Wayne County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wayne County, NE residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.57%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

242 people

2.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

243 people

As of 2017, 2.57% of Wayne County, NE residents (242 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 Wayne County, NE was 2.58%, 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

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Wayne County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wayne County, NE was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.49k ± 18

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    522 ± 75.9

  3. Black or African American Alone

    196 ± 95

In 2017, there were 16.3 times more White Alone residents (8.49k people) in Wayne County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 522 Hispanic or Latino and 196 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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

    153 ± 50

  2. Korea

    65 ± 41

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    57 ± 41

Wayne County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wayne County, NE awarded 800 degrees. The student population of Wayne County, NE is skewed towards women, with 1,443 male students and 1,914 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wayne County, NE are White (664 and 83.4%), followed by Unknown (80 and 10.1%), Hispanic or Latino (28 and 3.52%), and Black or African American (10 and 1.26%).

The largest universities in Wayne County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Wayne State College (800 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wayne County, NE are General Business Administration & Management (143 and 17.9%), Curriculum & Instruction (76 and 9.5%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (66 and 8.25%).

The median tuition costs in Wayne County, NE are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,800 and $9,600 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wayne County, NE was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 49 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

800 degrees awarded

$4,800

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Wayne County, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wayne State College with 800 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

318

Degrees Awarded to Men

482

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 318 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wayne County, NE, which is 0.66 times less than the 482 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

    664 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wayne County, NE were to White students. These 664 degrees mean that there were 8.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 80 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wayne County, NE was $133,000 in 2017, which is 0.611 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $129,100 to $133,000, a 3.02% increase. The homeownership rate in Wayne County, NE is 63.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wayne County, NE have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wayne 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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$58,093

Median Household Income

± $6,827

3.6k

Number of Households

± 368

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.6k households in Wayne County, NE grew to $58,093 from the previous year's value of $55,141.

The following chart displays the households in Wayne 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

$133,000

2017 Median

± $7,445

$129,100

2016 Median

± $7,037

In 2017, the median property value in Wayne County, NE grew to to $133,000 from the previous year's value of $129,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

63.5%

2017 Homeownership

62.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.5% of the housing units in Wayne County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.8%.

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

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wayne County, NE have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Wayne County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.78%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.51%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wayne County, NE was Drove Alone (78.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.78%) and those who Worked At Home (7.51%).

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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