Dakota County, NE

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2020 Population
20,124
0.243% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33
1.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
14.1%
13.1% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$61,227
3.37% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$131,400
9.87% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Dakota County, NE had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $61,227. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Dakota County, NE declined from 20,173 to 20,124, a −0.243% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,231 to $61,227, a 3.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dakota County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (46.6%), Other (Hispanic) (16.6%), White (Hispanic) (15.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.2%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.72%).

None of the households in Dakota 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.

86.8% of the residents in Dakota County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Dakota County, NE was $131,400, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%.

Most people in Dakota County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15 minutes. The average car ownership in Dakota County, NE was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Dakota County, NE is home to a population of 20.1k people, from which 86.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 23.8% of Dakota County, NE residents were born outside of the country (4.79k people).

In 2020, there were 2.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.37k people) in Dakota County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.35k Other (Hispanic) and 3.17k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86.8%
2020 Citizenship
85.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 86.8% of Dakota County, NE residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Dakota County, NE was 85.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dakota County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    9.37k ± 143
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3.35k ± 705
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 679
39%
Hispanic Population
7.86k people

In 2020, there were 2.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (9.37k people) in Dakota County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.35k Other (Hispanic) and 3.17k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

39% of the people in Dakota County, NE are hispanic (7.86k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

23.8%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
4.79k people
25.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.18k people

As of 2020, 23.8% of Dakota County, NE residents (4.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dakota County, NE was 25.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    266 ± 89
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    177 ± 103
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    110 ± 81

Dakota County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Dakota County, NE employs 10.5k people. The largest industries in Dakota County, NE are Manufacturing (3,182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (956 people), and Retail Trade (854 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,750), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,831).

Occupations

10.5k
2020 Value
± 795
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dakota County, NE grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 10.3k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dakota County, NE, are Production Occupations (2,375 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,252 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (771 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dakota County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.5k
2020 Value
± 795
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 10.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Dakota County, NE grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 10.3k employees to 10.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dakota County, NE, are Manufacturing (3,182 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (956 people), and Retail Trade (854 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dakota County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Dakota 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

$40,108
Median earning men ± $4,042
$28,664
Median earning women ± $3,852

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Other Services Except Public Administration ($70,048), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,333), and Wholesale Trade ($53,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($52,813), Public Administration ($48,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,199).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 135
    Manufacturing
  2. 87
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 87
    Retail Trade

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. $25.7B
  2. $15.7B
  3. $13B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $25.7B, followed by Live animals/fish ($15.7B) and Cereal grains ($13B).

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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$153B
2020 Value in Nebraska
$285B
Projected 2050 Value in Nebraska
86.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $153B. This is expected to increase 86.9% to $285B by 2050.

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. $11.7B
  2. $8.57B
  3. $7.11B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $11.7B, followed by Kansas with $8.57B and Texas and $7.11B.

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 Dakota County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 57.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.83%).

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse 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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Deb Fischer
Senator from Nebraska1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Sasse
Senator from Nebraska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse 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 2020, 0.858% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.835% 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 2020 were High School or Equivalent (379k), Some college (365k), and Bachelors Degree (295k).

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 Dakota County, NE was $131,400 in 2020, which is 0.572 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $119,600 to $131,400, a 9.87% increase. The homeownership rate in Dakota County, NE is 66.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Dakota County, NE have an average commute time of 15 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dakota County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dakota County, NE is $61,227. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dakota County, NE was Census Tract 103 with a value of $73,500, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $71,597 and $56,957.

Property

$131,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,768
$4,877
Median Property Taxes
±$466

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 Dakota County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
Homeownership
2020
64.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 66.4% of the housing units in Dakota County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 103
  2. Census Tract 104
  3. Census Tract 102

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dakota County, NE was Census Tract 103 with a value of $73,500, followed by Census Tract 104 and Census Tract 102, with respective values of $71,597 and $56,957.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dakota 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.
$61,227
Median Household Income
± $5,601
7.35k
Number of Households
± 642

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.35k households in Dakota County, NE grew to $61,227 from the previous year's value of $59,231.

The following chart displays the households in Dakota 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 Dakota County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2020, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.534% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.6%)
  2. Carpooled (16.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.98%)

In 2020, 74.6% of workers in Dakota County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.1%) and those who worked at home (5.98%).

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

15 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dakota County, NE have a shorter commute time (15 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.48% of the workforce in Dakota 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 Dakota County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dakota County, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dakota County, NE (2.8k out of 19.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dakota 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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89.7% of the population of Dakota County, NE has health coverage, with 52% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 10.9% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.08% 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 Dakota County, NE see 10042 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.505% decrease from the previous year (10093 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2861 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 426 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Nebraska, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

10,042 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dakota County, NE

Primary care physicians in Dakota County, NE see an average of 10,042 patients per year. This represents a 0.505% decrease from the previous year (10,093 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nebraska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 30.5% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 33.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
52%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
10.9%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dakota County, NE declined by 19.1% from 12.8% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dakota County, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Dakota County, NE.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 37.6% in Dakota County, NE.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15% in Dakota County, NE.

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