Madison County, NE

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Population

35,062

0.179% decline

Median Age

36.9


Median Household Income

$49,865

2.45% growth

Poverty Rate

16%


Number of Employees

18,419

0.0163% growth

Median Property Value

$126,100

3.45% growth

About

In 2017, Madison County, NE had a population of 35.1k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $49,865. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Madison County, NE declined from 35,125 to 35,062, a -0.179% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,673 to $49,865, a 2.45% increase.

The population of Madison County, NE is 80.7% White Alone, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.35% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Madison County, NE speak a non-English language, and 95.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Madison County, NE are Northeast Community College (958 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Madison County, NE is $126,100, and the homeownership rate is 65.4%. Most people in Madison County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Madison County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Madison County, NE employs 18.4k people. The largest industries in Madison County, NE are Manufacturing (3,404 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,770 people), and Retail Trade (2,011 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,538), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,361), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,192).

Median household income in Madison County, NE is $49,865. Males in Madison 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 Madison County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,865

2017 value

± $1,887

2.45%

1 Year Growth

± 5.89%

Households in Madison County, NE have a median annual income of $49,865, 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 $48,673 in 2016, which represents a 2.45% 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 Madison 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 9608.02

  2. Census Tract 9608.01

  3. Census Tract 9612

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Madison County, NE was Census Tract 9608.02 with a value of $79,007, followed by Census Tract 9608.01 and Census Tract 9612, with respective values of $65,000 and $58,125.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Madison 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

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County, NE (5.44k out of 34k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    4,593 ± 407

  2. Hispanic

    1,534 ± 238

  3. Other

    263 ± 141

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

18.4k

2017 Value

± 754

0.0163%

1 Year growth

± 5.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, NE grew at a rate of 0.0163%, from 18.4k employees to 18.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Madison County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,223 people), Production Occupations (2,076 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,813 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Madison County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Madison County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,223 people), Production Occupations (2,076 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,813 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.75 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.94 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Madison County, NE, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($72,821), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($63,106), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.4k

2017 Value

± 754

0.0163%

1 Year growth

± 5.79%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Madison County, NE grew at a rate of 0.0163%, from 18.4k employees to 18.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Madison County, NE, are Manufacturing (3,404 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,770 people), and Retail Trade (2,011 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Madison County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Madison 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 Madison County, NE, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,404 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,770 people), and Retail Trade (2,011 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Madison County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.58 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.92 times), and Manufacturing (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Madison County, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,538), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,361), and Transportation & Warehousing ($50,192).

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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

90.6% of the population of Madison County, NE has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Madison County, NE see 1348 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.37% decrease from the previous year (1353 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 946 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 219 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

1,348 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Madison County, NE see an average of 1,348 patients per year. This represents a 0.37% decrease from the previous year (1,353 patients).

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

9.43%

Uninsured

51.2%

Employer Coverage

12.7%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

1.13%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Madison County, NE declined by 9.01% from 10.4% to 9.43%.

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

Madison County, NE is home to a population of 35.1k people, from which 95.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.3% of Madison County, NE residents were born outside of the country (2.56k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Madison County, NE is composed of 28.3k White Alone residents (80.7%), 5.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.5%), 474 Black or African American Alone residents (1.35%), 442 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.26%), 385 Asian Alone residents (1.1%), 346 Two or More Races residents (0.987%), 29 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0827%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Madison County, NE was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Madison County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Madison County, NE residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.56k people

6.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.38k people

As of 2017, 7.3% of Madison County, NE residents (2.56k 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 Madison County, NE was 6.78%, 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

95.1%

2017 Citizenship

95.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.1% of Madison County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Madison County, NE was 95.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28.3k ± 43

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.1k ± 515

  3. Black or African American Alone

    474 ± 111

In 2017, there were 5.55 times more White Alone residents (28.3k people) in Madison County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.1k Hispanic or Latino and 474 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 Madison 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 Madison 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 Madison County, NE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Madison 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

    656 ± 109

  2. Korea

    252 ± 68

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    210 ± 84

Madison County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Madison County, NE awarded 958 degrees. The student population of Madison County, NE is skewed towards men, with 2,729 male students and 2,346 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Madison County, NE are White (819 and 86.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (86 and 9.08%), Two or More Races (16 and 1.69%), and Unknown (10 and 1.06%).

The largest universities in Madison County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Community College (958 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Madison County, NE are Liberal Arts & Sciences (65 and 6.78%), General Business Administration & Management (50 and 5.22%), and General Studies (37 and 3.86%).

The median tuition costs in Madison County, NE are $N/A 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. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Madison County, NE was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 65 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

958 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Madison County, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Community College with 958 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

486

Degrees Awarded to Men

472

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 486 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Madison County, NE, which is 1.03 times more than the 472 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

    819 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    86 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    16 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Madison County, NE were to White students. These 819 degrees mean that there were 9.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 86 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Madison County, NE was $126,100 in 2017, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $121,900 to $126,100, a 3.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Madison County, NE is 65.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Madison County, NE have an average commute time of 13.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Madison 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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$49,865

Median Household Income

± $1,887

14.2k

Number of Households

± 641

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.2k households in Madison County, NE grew to $49,865 from the previous year's value of $48,673.

The following chart displays the households in Madison 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

$126,100

2017 Median

± $5,875

$121,900

2016 Median

± $4,372

In 2017, the median property value in Madison County, NE grew to to $126,100 from the previous year's value of $121,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Madison 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 Madison County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Madison County, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Madison County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

65.4%

2017 Homeownership

65.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.4% of the housing units in Madison County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.2%.

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

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Commute Time

13.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Madison County, NE have a shorter commute time (13.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.826% of the workforce in Madison County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.1%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.96%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Madison County, NE was Drove Alone (80.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (3.96%).

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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