Adams County, NE

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2022 Population
31,143
0.451% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38
1.33% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12%
8.63% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,502
6.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$166,300
16.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,546
1.56% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Adams County, NE had a population of 31.1k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $61,502. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Adams County, NE declined from 31,284 to 31,143, a −0.451% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,783 to $61,502, a 6.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.8%), Other (Hispanic) (4.44%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.77%), White (Hispanic) (3.34%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.18%).

None of the households in Adams County, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Adams County, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Adams County, NE are Hastings College (226 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Adams County, NE was $166,300, and the homeownership rate was 68.3%.

Most people in Adams County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Adams County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Adams County, NE is home to a population of 31.1k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.02% of Adams County, NE residents were born outside of the country (1.88k people).

In 2022, there were 18.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.1k people) in Adams County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.38k Other (Hispanic) and 1.17k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.8% of Adams County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Adams County, NE was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Adams County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26.1k ± 87
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    1.38k ± 366
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.17k ± 285
11.7%
Hispanic Population
3.63k people

In 2022, there were 18.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26.1k people) in Adams County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.38k Other (Hispanic) and 1.17k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.7% of the people in Adams County, NE are hispanic (3.63k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Adams County, NE as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.02%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.88k people
5.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.77k people

As of 2022, 6.02% of Adams County, NE residents (1.88k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Adams County, NE was 5.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    654 ± 118
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    384 ± 129
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    210 ± 87

Adams County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Adams County, NE employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in Adams County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,727 people), Manufacturing (2,489 people), and Educational Services (1,628 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,609), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,188).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.5k
2022 Value
± 774
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 7.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Adams County, NE declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 15.8k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Adams County, NE, are Production Occupations (1,934 people), Management Occupations (1,568 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,367 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Adams County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.5k
2022 Value
± 774
−1.56%
1 Year decline
± 7.12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Adams County, NE declined at a rate of −1.56%, from 15.8k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Adams County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,727 people), Manufacturing (2,489 people), and Educational Services (1,628 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Adams County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Adams County, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,014
Median earning men ± $2,568
$30,155
Median earning women ± $3,170

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,321), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,319).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,661), Construction ($39,375), and Manufacturing ($37,208).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 378
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 254
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 252
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Adams County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 69.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (28.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.08%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Adams County, NE awarded 226 degrees. The student population of Adams County, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 456 male students and 480 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Adams County, NE are White (173 and 80.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (25 and 11.6%), Black or African American (10 and 4.63%), and Two or More Races (7 and 3.24%).

The largest universities in Adams County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Hastings College (226 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Adams County, NE are General Business Administration & Management (34 and 15%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (17 and 7.52%), and General Psychology (17 and 7.52%).

The median tuition cost in Adams County, NE for private four year colleges is $32,600.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Adams County, NE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 936 (48.7% men and 51.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 936 students enrolled in Adams County, NE, 48.7% men and 51.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 628 records, of which 54.8% were women and 45.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 34 degrees awarded
  2. 17 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Adams County, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 34 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
226 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hastings College with 226 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 104 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Adams County, NE, which is 0.852 times less than the 122 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 173 degrees mean that there were 6.92 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($32,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,980) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Adams County, NE was $166,300 in 2022, which is 0.59 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $143,200 to $166,300, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Adams County, NE is 68.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Adams County, NE have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Adams County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Adams County, NE is $61,502. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Adams County, NE was Census Tract 9654 with a value of $97,868, followed by Census Tract 9662 and Census Tract 9655, with respective values of $76,094 and $75,323.

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Adams County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.12%.

Property

$166,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,830
$8,691
Median Property Taxes
±$571

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Rent vs Own

68.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.3% of the housing units in Adams County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9654
  2. Census Tract 9662
  3. Census Tract 9655

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Adams County, NE was Census Tract 9654 with a value of $97,868, followed by Census Tract 9662 and Census Tract 9655, with respective values of $76,094 and $75,323.

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Household Income

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$61,502
Median Household Income
± $2,829
12.7k
Number of Households
± 702

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Adams County, NE grew to $61,502 from the previous year's value of $57,783.

The following chart displays the households in Adams 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Adams County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.63%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.57%)

In 2022, 83.5% of workers in Adams County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.63%) and those who worked at home (4.57%).

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Adams County, NE have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Adams County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Adams County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.12%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Adams County, NE (3.56k out of 29.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Adams 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.8% of the children was living in poverty in Adams County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 231 in Adams County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 81.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.1% of the population of Adams County, NE has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Adams County, NE see 1120 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.444% decrease from the previous year (1125 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1362 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 259 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,120 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Adams County, NE

Primary care physicians in Adams County, NE see an average of 1,120 patients per year. This represents a 0.444% decrease from the previous year (1,125 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.9%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
14.4%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
1.97%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Adams County, NE grew by 1.43% from 5.82% to 5.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54 in Adams County, NE.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.7% in Adams County, NE.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.56% in Adams County, NE.

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