Hooker County, NE

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2020 Population
741
6.93% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
46.1
13.5% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.5%
24.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,654
18.3% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$94,000
1.95% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
327
13.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Hooker County, NE had a population of 741 people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $48,654. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Hooker County, NE grew from 693 to 741, a 6.93% increase and its median household income grew from $41,125 to $48,654, a 18.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hooker County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.53%), White (Hispanic) (3.78%), Other (Hispanic) (3.37%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.54%).

None of the households in Hooker 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.

100% of the residents in Hooker County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Hooker County, NE was $94,000, and the homeownership rate was 59.8%. Most people in Hooker County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Hooker County, NE was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Hooker County, NE is home to a population of 741 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.405% of Hooker County, NE residents were born outside of the country (3 people).

In 2020, there were 15.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (639 people) in Hooker County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 28 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hooker County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    639 ± 81
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    41 ± 42.2
  3. White (Hispanic)
    28 ± 28
7.15%
Hispanic Population
53 people

In 2020, there were 15.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (639 people) in Hooker County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 28 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.15% of the people in Hooker County, NE are hispanic (53 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.405%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3 people
0.289%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2 people

As of 2020, 0.405% of Hooker County, NE residents (3 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hooker County, NE was 0.289%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    50,860 ± 5,463 people
  2. Guatemala
    8,846 ± 2,304 people
  3. India
    6,901 ± 2,036 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 50,860 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,846 and India with 6,901.

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Citizenship

100%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Hooker County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Hooker County, NE was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    22 ± 29
  2. Korea
    12 ± 17
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    7 ± 17

Hooker County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,710. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Hooker County, NE employs 327 people. The largest industries in Hooker County, NE are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (68 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (48 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (42 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($43,125), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($42,500).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,654
2020 value
± $15,594
18.3%
1 Year Growth
± 34.5%

Households in Hooker County, NE have a median annual income of $48,654, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,125 in 2019, which represents a 18.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$63,805
Average Male Salary in Nebraska
± $2,271
$47,710
Average Female Salary in Nebraska
± $1,782

In 2020, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Nebraska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Nebraska
  1. White
    $50,206 ± $1,448
  2. Asian
    $46,517 ± $8,681
  3. Two or More Races
    $37,413 ± $6,138

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Nebraska.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hooker 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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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9567
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hooker County, NE (80 out of 695 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 12 - 14.

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
    76 ± 51
  2. Native American
    4 ± 51
  3. Black
    0 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hooker County, NE is White, followed by Native American and Black.

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

327
2020 Value
± 89
13.9%
1 Year growth
± 34.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hooker County, NE grew at a rate of 13.9%, from 287 employees to 327 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hooker County, NE, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (52 people), Management Occupations (36 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (31 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hooker County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hooker County, NE, by number of employees, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (52 people), Management Occupations (36 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (31 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hooker County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.4 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2.86 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hooker County, NE, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($140,278), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($63,611), and Management Occupations ($62,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

327
2020 Value
± 89
13.9%
1 Year growth
± 34.6%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hooker County, NE grew at a rate of 13.9%, from 287 employees to 327 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hooker County, NE, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (68 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (48 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (42 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hooker County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Hooker 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 Hooker County, NE, by number of employees, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (68 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (48 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (42 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hooker County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (10.5 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (9.65 times), and Information (2.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hooker County, NE, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($43,125), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,500), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($42,500).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hooker County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 85.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (13.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%). The most partisan county was Grant County, NE with 93.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Hooker County, NE
85.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Nebraska
  1. 93.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 92.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 91.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Nebraska was Grant County, NE with 93.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Nebraska colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nebraska over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hooker County, NE was $94,000 in 2020, which is 0.409 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $92,200 to $94,000, a 1.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Hooker County, NE is 59.8%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Hooker County, NE have an average commute time of 14.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hooker County, NE is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$94,000
2020 Median
± $6,893
$92,200
2019 Median
± $11,395

In 2020, the median property value in Hooker County, NE grew to to $94,000 from the previous year's value of $92,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hooker 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 Hooker County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $90k - $100k range.

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Household Income

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$48,654
Median Household Income
± $15,594
316
Number of Households
± 80

In 2020, the median household income of the 316 households in Hooker County, NE grew to $48,654 from the previous year's value of $41,125.

The following chart displays the households in Hooker 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 $35k - $40k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hooker County, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hooker County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.8%
2020 Homeownership
62.6%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 59.8% of the housing units in Hooker County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hooker County, NE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hooker County, NE have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Hooker County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (66.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (14.8%)
  3. Walked (12.9%)

In 2020, 66.1% of workers in Hooker County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (14.8%) and those who walked to work (12.9%).

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

3 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

87.8% of the population of Hooker County, NE has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 7.82% on Medicaid, 19.6% on Medicare, 19% on non-group plans, and 0.698% 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).

Comparing across all counties in the state, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.8%). Additionally, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.2%)

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

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Nebraska
$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

12.2%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
7.82%
Medicaid
19.6%
Medicare
19%
Non-Group
0.698%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hooker County, NE grew by 42.2% from 8.55% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hooker 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. 18.8% prevalence
  2. 16% prevalence
  3. 14.8% prevalence

Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska, at 18.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska by county over multiple years.

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