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-2.54% decline
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-3.77% decline


The economy of Dawes County, NE employs 4,613 people. The economy of Dawes County, NE is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 7.73; 2.3; and 1.92 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Dawes County, NE are Educational Services (827), Retail trade (616), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (606), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($54,306), Transportation & Warehousing ($47,955), and Utilities ($32,375).

Median household income in Dawes County, NE is $41,038. Males in Dawes County, NE have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,123. The income inequality of Dawes County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Dawes County, NE. In Dawes County, NE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 77 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $6,023. Douglas County, NE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nebraska.


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Dawes County, NE is home to a population of 9,136 people, from which 97% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Dawes County, NE is composed of 7,879 White residents (86.2%), 380 Hispanic residents (4.16%), 262 Native residents (2.87%), 222 Two+ residents (2.43%), and 171 Hawaiian residents (1.87%). The most common foreign languages in Dawes County, NE are Other Pacific Island (153 speakers), Spanish (126 speakers), and Chinese (71 speakers), but compared to other places, Dawes County, NE has a relative high number of Other Pacific Island (153 speakers), Thai (32 speakers), and Hebrew (30 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Dawes County, NE awarded 628 degrees. The student population of Dawes County, NE is skewed towards females, with 247 male students and 381 female students. Most students in Dawes County, NE are White (510 and 81.2%), followed by Unknown (40 and 6.37%), Hispanic or Latino (24 and 3.82%), and Black or African American (16 and 2.55%). The largest universities in Dawes County, NE by number of graduates are Chadron State College (628 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Dawes County, NE are General Business Administration & Management (90 and 14.3%), Elementary Education & Teaching (51 and 8.12%), and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (32 and 5.1%). The median tuition costs in Dawes County, NE are N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,590 and $4,620 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dawes County, NE is $104,600, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $108,700 to $104,600, a -3.77% increase. The homeownership rate of Dawes County, NE is 66%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dawes County, NE have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dawes County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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