Furnas County, NE

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Population

4,814

0.742% decline

Median Age

46.1


Median Household Income

$43,400

7.31% growth

Poverty Rate

13.5%


Number of Employees

2,394

2.79% growth

Median Property Value

$65,300

4.48% growth

About

In 2017, Furnas County, NE had a population of 4.81k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $43,400. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Furnas County, NE declined from 4,850 to 4,814, a -0.742% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,445 to $43,400, a 7.31% increase.

The population of Furnas County, NE is 94.2% White Alone, 3.68% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.58% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Furnas County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Furnas County, NE is $65,300, and the homeownership rate is 71.8%. Most people in Furnas County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Furnas County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Furnas County, NE employs 2.39k people. The largest industries in Furnas County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (439 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (389 people), and Retail Trade (217 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($57,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,417), and Information ($45,313).

Median household income in Furnas County, NE is $43,400. Males in Furnas 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 Furnas County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,400

2017 value

± $3,352

7.31%

1 Year Growth

± 9.64%

Households in Furnas County, NE have a median annual income of $43,400, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,445 in 2016, which represents a 7.31% 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 Furnas 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9639

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Furnas County, NE was Census Tract 9639 with a value of $39,934, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Furnas County, NE (636 out of 4.69k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    580 ± 84

  2. Hispanic

    79 ± 53

  3. Other

    28 ± 50

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

Employment by Occupations

2.39k

2017 Value

± 180

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Furnas County, NE grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 2.33k employees to 2.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Furnas County, NE, are Management Occupations (379 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (254 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (167 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Furnas County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Furnas County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (379 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (254 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (167 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Furnas County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.68 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.69 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.69 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Furnas County, NE, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($63,125), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,029), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($50,096).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.39k

2017 Value

± 180

2.79%

1 Year growth

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Furnas County, NE grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 2.33k employees to 2.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Furnas County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (439 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (389 people), and Retail Trade (217 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Furnas County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Furnas 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 Furnas County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (439 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (389 people), and Retail Trade (217 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Furnas County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (13.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.46 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Furnas County, NE, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($57,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,417), and Information ($45,313).

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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. $24.1B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $11.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.1B, followed by Meat/seafood ($20.7B) and Live animals/fish ($11.6B).

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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$149B

2015 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

53.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nebraska trade was $149B. This is expected to increase 53.9% 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. $12.4B

  2. $9.12B

  3. $8.39B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $12.4B, followed by Kansas with $9.12B and California and $8.39B.

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

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Health

92% of the population of Furnas County, NE has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Furnas County, NE see 1621 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.491% decrease from the previous year (1629 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4787 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

1,621 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Furnas County, NE see an average of 1,621 patients per year. This represents a 0.491% decrease from the previous year (1,629 patients).

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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%).

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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

8.03%

Uninsured

45.1%

Employer Coverage

13.1%

Medicaid

17.4%

Medicare

14.7%

Non-Group

1.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Furnas County, NE declined by 13.9% from 9.33% to 8.03%.

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

Furnas County, NE is home to a population of 4.81k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.62% of Furnas County, NE residents were born outside of the country (78 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Furnas County, NE is composed of 4.54k White Alone residents (94.2%), 177 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.68%), 76 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 16 Black or African American Alone residents (0.332%), 5 Asian Alone residents (0.104%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0623%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Furnas County, NE are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Furnas County, NE was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Furnas County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Furnas County, NE residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.62%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

78 people

1.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

50 people

As of 2017, 1.62% of Furnas County, NE residents (78 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 Furnas County, NE was 1.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Furnas County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Furnas County, NE was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.54k ± 5

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    177 ± 57.8

  3. Two or More Races

    76 ± 17.5

In 2017, there were 25.6 times more White Alone residents (4.54k people) in Furnas County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 177 Hispanic or Latino and 76 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Furnas County, NE citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Furnas County, NE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Furnas County, NE are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    120 ± 36

  2. Korea

    46 ± 24

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    42 ± 24

Furnas County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Furnas County, NE was $65,300 in 2017, which is 0.3 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $62,500 to $65,300, a 4.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Furnas County, NE is 71.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Furnas County, NE have an average commute time of 11.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Furnas County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$43,400

Median Household Income

± $3,352

2.17k

Number of Households

± 173

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.17k households in Furnas County, NE grew to $43,400 from the previous year's value of $40,445.

The following chart displays the households in Furnas 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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Housing

Property Value

$65,300

2017 Median

± $5,786

$62,500

2016 Median

± $7,645

In 2017, the median property value in Furnas County, NE grew to to $65,300 from the previous year's value of $62,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Furnas 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 Furnas County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Furnas County, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Furnas County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.8%

2017 Homeownership

68.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.8% of the housing units in Furnas County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.9%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

11.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Furnas County, NE have a shorter commute time (11.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.141% of the workforce in Furnas County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75%

  2. Carpooled

    9.73%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.48%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Furnas County, NE was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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