Cass County, NE

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Population

25,513

0.196% growth

Median Age

41.9


Median Household Income

$68,284

4.43% growth

Poverty Rate

6.31%


Number of Employees

13,311

2.55% growth

Median Property Value

$166,200

3.29% growth

About

In 2017, Cass County, NE had a population of 25.5k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $68,284. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cass County, NE grew from 25,463 to 25,513, a 0.196% increase and its median household income grew from $65,385 to $68,284, a 4.43% increase.

The population of Cass County, NE is 94% White Alone, 3.08% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.58% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Cass County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cass County, NE is $166,200, and the homeownership rate is 81.8%. Most people in Cass County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Cass County, NE is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Cass County, NE employs 13.3k people. The largest industries in Cass County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,840 people), Retail Trade (1,801 people), and Construction (1,203 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,875), Utilities ($74,493), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,742).

Median household income in Cass County, NE is $68,284. Males in Cass 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 Cass County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,284

2017 value

± $2,743

4.43%

1 Year Growth

± 5.73%

Households in Cass County, NE have a median annual income of $68,284, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,385 in 2016, which represents a 4.43% 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 Cass 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 9657

  2. Census Tract 9660

  3. Census Tract 9659

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cass County, NE was Census Tract 9657 with a value of $81,482, followed by Census Tract 9660 and Census Tract 9659, with respective values of $78,813 and $68,569.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.31% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cass County, NE (1.58k out of 25.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    1,508 ± 201

  2. Hispanic

    41 ± 81

  3. Two Or More

    24 ± 85

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

Employment by Occupations

13.3k

2017 Value

± 590

2.55%

1 Year growth

± 6.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cass County, NE grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 13k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cass County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,153 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,375 people), and Management Occupations (1,365 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cass County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cass County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,153 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,375 people), and Management Occupations (1,365 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cass County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.16 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.35 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cass County, NE, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,972), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,316), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.3k

2017 Value

± 590

2.55%

1 Year growth

± 6.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cass County, NE grew at a rate of 2.55%, from 13k employees to 13.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cass County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,840 people), Retail Trade (1,801 people), and Construction (1,203 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cass County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Cass 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 Cass County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,840 people), Retail Trade (1,801 people), and Construction (1,203 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cass County, NE has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.92 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.39 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cass County, NE, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,875), Utilities ($74,493), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,742).

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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. $24.4B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.4B, followed by Meat/seafood ($22.4B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($12.9B).

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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$162B

2020 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

41.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $162B. This is expected to increase 41.8% 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. $13.3B

  2. $10B

  3. $9.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $13.3B, followed by Kansas with $10B and California and $9.14B.

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

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Health

94.2% of the population of Cass County, NE has health coverage, with 58% on employee plans, 4.96% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 4.12% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cass County, NE see 3189 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.4% increase from the previous year (2836 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3221 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2863 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

3,189 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cass County, NE see an average of 3,189 patients per year. This represents a 12.4% increase from the previous year (2,836 patients).

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

5.83%

Uninsured

58%

Employer Coverage

4.96%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

4.12%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cass County, NE declined by 0.649% from 5.86% to 5.83%.

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

Cass County, NE is home to a population of 25.5k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.18% of Cass County, NE residents were born outside of the country (302 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cass County, NE is composed of 24k White Alone residents (94%), 787 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.08%), 402 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 86 Asian Alone residents (0.337%), 81 Black or African American Alone residents (0.317%), 75 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.294%), 48 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.188%), and 40 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.157%).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cass County, NE was 41.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Cass County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Cass County, NE residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

302 people

1.24%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

315 people

As of 2017, 1.18% of Cass County, NE residents (302 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 Cass County, NE was 1.24%, 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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Cass County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cass County, NE was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    24k ± 62

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    787 ± 100

  3. Two or More Races

    402 ± 85.1

In 2017, there were 30.5 times more White Alone residents (24k people) in Cass County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 787 Hispanic or Latino and 402 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    872 ± 112

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    499 ± 116

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    455 ± 101

Cass County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cass County, NE was $166,200 in 2017, which is 0.724 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $160,900 to $166,200, a 3.29% increase. The homeownership rate in Cass County, NE is 81.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cass County, NE have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cass County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$166,200

2017 Median

± $5,162

$160,900

2016 Median

± $5,625

In 2017, the median property value in Cass County, NE grew to to $166,200 from the previous year's value of $160,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cass 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 Cass County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$68,284

Median Household Income

± $2,743

9.89k

Number of Households

± 472

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.89k households in Cass County, NE grew to $68,284 from the previous year's value of $65,385.

The following chart displays the households in Cass 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.8%

2017 Homeownership

81.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.8% of the housing units in Cass County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cass County, NE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cass County, NE have a longer commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.13% of the workforce in Cass County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.42%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.59%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cass County, NE was Drove Alone (85.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.42%) and those who Worked At Home (3.59%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cass County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cass County, NE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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