Thurston County, NE

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Population

7,055

0.944% growth

Median Age

28.1


Median Household Income

$44,701

4.01% growth

Poverty Rate

30.5%


Number of Employees

2,589

4.06% growth

Median Property Value

$79,100

4.63% growth

About

In 2017, Thurston County, NE had a population of 7.06k people with a median age of 28.1 and a median household income of $44,701. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Thurston County, NE grew from 6,989 to 7,055, a 0.944% increase and its median household income grew from $42,979 to $44,701, a 4.01% increase.

The population of Thurston County, NE is 55.6% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, 36.7% White Alone, and 5.12% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Thurston County, NE speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Thurston County, NE are Nebraska Indian Community College (13 degrees awarded in 2016) and Little Priest Tribal College (9 degrees).

The median property value in Thurston County, NE is $79,100, and the homeownership rate is 59.9%. Most people in Thurston County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Thurston County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Thurston County, NE employs 2.59k people. The largest industries in Thurston County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (495 people), Educational Services (328 people), and Public Administration (284 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,417), Information ($55,833), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,188).

Median household income in Thurston County, NE is $44,701. Males in Thurston 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 Thurston County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,701

2017 value

± $2,337

4.01%

1 Year Growth

± 6.66%

Households in Thurston County, NE have a median annual income of $44,701, 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 $42,979 in 2016, which represents a 4.01% 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 Thurston 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 9402

  2. Census Tract 9401

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Thurston County, NE was Census Tract 9402 with a value of $43,636, followed by Census Tract 9401 and N/A, with respective values of $40,160 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

30.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Thurston County, NE (2.12k out of 6.96k 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 6 - 11, 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. Native American

    1,673 ± 89

  2. White

    376 ± 57

  3. Hispanic

    171 ± 51

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

2.59k

2017 Value

± 135

4.06%

1 Year growth

± 7.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Thurston County, NE grew at a rate of 4.06%, from 2.49k employees to 2.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Thurston County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (352 people), Management Occupations (330 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (259 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Thurston County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Thurston County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (352 people), Management Occupations (330 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (259 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Thurston County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.37 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.47 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Thurston County, NE, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,833), Legal Occupations ($57,000), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.59k

2017 Value

± 135

4.06%

1 Year growth

± 7.07%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Thurston County, NE grew at a rate of 4.06%, from 2.49k employees to 2.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Thurston County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (495 people), Educational Services (328 people), and Public Administration (284 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Thurston County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Thurston 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 Thurston County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (495 people), Educational Services (328 people), and Public Administration (284 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Thurston County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.66 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.69 times), and Public Administration (2.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Thurston County, NE, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,417), Information ($55,833), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,188).

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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

71.8% of the population of Thurston County, NE has health coverage, with 29.3% on employee plans, 24.5% on Medicaid, 8.29% on Medicare, 8.35% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Thurston County, NE see 2355 patients per year on average, which represents a 35.2% increase from the previous year (1742 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1425 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 297 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

2,355 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Thurston County, NE see an average of 2,355 patients per year. This represents a 35.2% increase from the previous year (1,742 patients).

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

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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

28.2%

Uninsured

29.3%

Employer Coverage

24.5%

Medicaid

8.29%

Medicare

8.35%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Thurston County, NE declined by 6.49% from 30.1% to 28.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Thurston 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%.

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Diversity

Thurston County, NE is home to a population of 7.06k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.94% of Thurston County, NE residents were born outside of the country (137 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Thurston County, NE is composed of 3.93k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (55.6%), 2.59k White Alone residents (36.7%), 361 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.12%), 110 Two or More Races residents (1.56%), 50 Asian Alone residents (0.709%), 16 Black or African American Alone residents (0.227%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Thurston County, NE was 28.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Thurston County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Thurston County, NE residents was 28.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.94%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

137 people

1.62%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

113 people

As of 2017, 1.94% of Thurston County, NE residents (137 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 Thurston County, NE was 1.62%, 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

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Thurston County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Thurston County, NE was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    3.93k ± 46

  2. White Alone

    2.59k ± 13

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    361 ± 88.1

In 2017, there were 1.51 times more American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (3.93k people) in Thurston County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.59k White Alone and 361 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Thurston 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 Thurston 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 Thurston County, NE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Thurston 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

    93 ± 29

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    57 ± 25

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    40 ± 20

Thurston County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Thurston County, NE awarded 22 degrees. The student population of Thurston County, NE is skewed towards women, with 104 male students and 203 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Thurston County, NE are American Indian or Alaska Native (21 and 95.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1 and 4.55%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Thurston County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Nebraska Indian Community College (13 and 59.1%) and Little Priest Tribal College (9 and 40.9%).

The most popular majors in Thurston County, NE are General Business (5 and 22.7%), General Business Administration & Management (4 and 18.2%), and Native American Studies (3 and 13.6%).

The median tuition costs in Thurston 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. 5 degrees awarded

  2. 4 degrees awarded

  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Thurston County, NE was General Business with 5 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 13 degrees awarded

  2. 9 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Thurston County, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Nebraska Indian Community College with 13 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

6

Degrees Awarded to Men

16

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 6 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Thurston County, NE, which is 0.375 times less than the 16 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. American Indian or Alaska Native

    21 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Thurston County, NE were to American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 21 degrees mean that there were 21 times more American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Thurston County, NE was $79,100 in 2017, which is 0.364 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $75,600 to $79,100, a 4.63% increase. The homeownership rate in Thurston County, NE is 59.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Thurston County, NE have an average commute time of 14.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Thurston 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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$44,701

Median Household Income

± $2,337

2.14k

Number of Households

± 119

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.14k households in Thurston County, NE grew to $44,701 from the previous year's value of $42,979.

The following chart displays the households in Thurston 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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Housing

Property Value

$79,100

2017 Median

± $6,572

$75,600

2016 Median

± $8,050

In 2017, the median property value in Thurston County, NE grew to to $79,100 from the previous year's value of $75,600.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Thurston County, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Thurston County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.9%

2017 Homeownership

60.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.9% of the housing units in Thurston County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Thurston 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 Thurston County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Thurston County, NE have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Thurston County, NE have a shorter commute time (14.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Thurston County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Walked

    6.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Thurston County, NE was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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