Butler County, NE

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2021 Population
8,354
4.46% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
42.7
0.466% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
8.19%
2.52% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$64,837
9.46% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$135,500
6.53% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Butler County, NE had a population of 8.35k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $64,837. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Butler County, NE grew from 7,997 to 8,354, a 4.46% increase and its median household income grew from $59,232 to $64,837, a 9.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Butler County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.37%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), Other (Hispanic) (0.994%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (0.599%).

None of the households in Butler 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.

98.3% of the residents in Butler County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Butler County, NE was $135,500, and the homeownership rate was 78.8%.

Most people in Butler County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Butler County, NE was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Butler County, NE is home to a population of 8.35k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2021, 2.26% of Butler County, NE residents were born outside of the country (189 people).

In 2021, there were 39.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.74k people) in Butler County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 198 White (Hispanic) and 192 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2021 Citizenship
98.8%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 98.3% of Butler County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Butler County, NE was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Butler County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.74k ± 38
  2. White (Hispanic)
    198 ± 75
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    192 ± 46.3
4.5%
Hispanic Population
376 people

In 2021, there were 39.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.74k people) in Butler County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 198 White (Hispanic) and 192 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.5% of the people in Butler County, NE are hispanic (376 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.26%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
189 people
2.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
168 people

As of 2021, 2.26% of Butler County, NE residents (189 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Butler County, NE was 2.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    191 ± 51
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    101 ± 62
  3. Korea
    42 ± 24

Butler County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Butler County, NE employs 4.38k people. The largest industries in Butler County, NE are Manufacturing (758 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (633 people), and Retail Trade (433 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($69,063), Wholesale Trade ($63,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,978).

Occupations

4.38k
2021 Value
± 306
5.42%
1 Year growth
± 9.37%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Butler County, NE grew at a rate of 5.42%, from 4.15k employees to 4.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Butler County, NE, are Management Occupations (488 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (488 people), and Production Occupations (475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Butler County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.38k
2021 Value
± 306
5.42%
1 Year growth
± 9.37%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Butler County, NE grew at a rate of 5.42%, from 4.15k employees to 4.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Butler County, NE, are Manufacturing (758 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (633 people), and Retail Trade (433 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Butler County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Butler 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

$51,722
Median earning men ± $4,116
$32,277
Median earning women ± $3,646

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($73,385), Wholesale Trade ($65,515), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,412).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,125), Information ($52,679), and Public Administration ($51,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 69
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 62
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 44
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $26B
  2. $14.9B
  3. $13.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $26B, followed by Live animals/fish ($14.9B) and Cereal grains ($13.5B).

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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$145B
2020 Value in Nebraska
$286B
Projected 2050 Value in Nebraska
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $145B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $286B by 2050.

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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. $10.2B
  2. $7.65B
  3. $6.86B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $10.2B, followed by Kansas with $7.65B and Texas and $6.86B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Butler County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 78.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.85%).

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 23, 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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.964% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.968% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (380k), Some college (367k), and Bachelors Degree (301k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Butler County, NE was $135,500 in 2021, which is 0.553 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $127,200 to $135,500, a 6.53% increase. The homeownership rate in Butler County, NE is 78.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Butler County, NE have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Butler County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Butler County, NE is $64,837. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Butler County, NE was Census Tract 9678 with a value of $79,792, followed by Census Tract 9676 and Census Tract 9677, with respective values of $70,303 and $51,000.

Property

$135,500
Median Property Value 2021
±$8,414
$2,693
Median Property Taxes
±$227

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Butler County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Butler County, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.8%
Homeownership
2021
59.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 78.8% of the housing units in Butler County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9678
  2. Census Tract 9676
  3. Census Tract 9677

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Butler County, NE was Census Tract 9678 with a value of $79,792, followed by Census Tract 9676 and Census Tract 9677, with respective values of $70,303 and $51,000.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,837
Median Household Income
± $9,222
3.42k
Number of Households
± 270

In 2021, the median household income of the 3.42k households in Butler County, NE grew to $64,837 from the previous year's value of $59,232.

The following chart displays the households in Butler 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 Butler County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2021, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.499% growth from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.1%)
  3. Carpooled (7.03%)

In 2021, 78% of workers in Butler County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.1%) and those who carpooled to work (7.03%).

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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Commute Time

23.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Butler County, NE have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.54% of the workforce in Butler 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 Butler County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Butler County, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Butler County, NE (670 out of 8.18k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Butler County, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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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94.8% of the population of Butler County, NE has health coverage, with 55.1% on employee plans, 6.32% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.92% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Butler County, NE see 1002 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.497% decrease from the previous year (1007 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3980 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 7960 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,002 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Butler County, NE

Primary care physicians in Butler County, NE see an average of 1,002 patients per year. This represents a 0.497% decrease from the previous year (1,007 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.7% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.19%
Uninsured
55.1%
Employer Coverage
6.32%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
1.92%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Butler County, NE grew by 10.9% from 4.68% to 5.19%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 36.9% in Butler County, NE.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.01% in Butler County, NE.

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