Keith County, NE

County

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Population
8,099
0.369% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
Median Age
49.5

Poverty Rate
11.7%

Median Household Income
$48,901
8.48% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$114,200
5.35% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
4,142
0.951% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Keith County, NE had a population of 8.1k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $48,901. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Keith County, NE declined from 8,129 to 8,099, a -0.369% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,078 to $48,901, a 8.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Keith County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.1%), White (Hispanic) (6.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.864%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.766%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.691%). 0% of the people in Keith County, NE speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Keith County, NE was $114,200, and the homeownership rate was 70.6%. Most people in Keith County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Keith County, NE was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Nebraska (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Keith County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 80.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (14.2%), followed by Other (5.65%). The most partisan county was Keya Paha County, NE with 96% 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 Keith County, NE
80.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Nebraska
  1. 96% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 91.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 90.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Nebraska was Keya Paha County, NE with 96% 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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Diversity

Keith County, NE is home to a population of 8.1k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.53% of Keith County, NE residents were born outside of the country (205 people).

In 2018, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.3k people) in Keith County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 502 White (Hispanic) and 70 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Keith County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.3k ± 13
  2. White (Hispanic)
    502 ± 55
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    70 ± 18
7%
Hispanic Population
567 people

In 2018, there were 14.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.3k people) in Keith County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 502 White (Hispanic) and 70 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7% of the people in Keith County, NE are hispanic (567 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.53%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
205 people
2.69%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
219 people

As of 2018, 2.53% of Keith County, NE residents (205 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Keith County, NE was 2.69%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

49
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3

In 2018, the median age of all people in Keith County, NE was 49.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Keith County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Keith County, NE residents was 50.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    48,994 ± 5,364 people
  2. Guatemala
    8,374 ± 2,242 people
  3. India
    6,543 ± 1,983 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 48,994 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,374 and India with 6,543.

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Citizenship

98.9%
2018 Citizenship
98.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.9% of Keith County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Keith County, NE was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    301 ± 71
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    114 ± 66
  3. Korea
    69 ± 37

Keith County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Keith County, NE is $48,901. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Keith County, NE was Census Tract 3 with a value of $58,913, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $46,641 and $34,618.

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,453. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Keith County, NE employs 4.14k people. The largest industries in Keith County, NE are Retail Trade (650 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (483 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (399 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($48,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,333), and Educational Services ($48,056).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,901
2018 value
± $2,605
8.48%
1 Year Growth
± 10.2%

Households in Keith County, NE have a median annual income of $48,901, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,078 in 2017, which represents a 8.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,233
Average Male Salary in Nebraska
± $2,227
$46,453
Average Female Salary in Nebraska
± $1,721

In 2019, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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
    $48,483 ± $1,383
  2. Asian
    $45,945 ± $9,205
  3. Two or More Races
    $36,413 ± $8,665

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was White. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Nebraska.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Nebraska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Keith County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.445
2018 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2019, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.297% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 3
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 1

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Keith County, NE was Census Tract 3 with a value of $58,913, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $46,641 and $34,618.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Keith County, NE (940 out of 8.02k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Females 75+.

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
    826 ± 144
  2. Native American
    82 ± 89
  3. Hispanic
    42 ± 66

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

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

4.14k
2018 Value
± 303
0.951%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Keith County, NE grew at a rate of 0.951%, from 4.1k employees to 4.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Keith County, NE, are Management Occupations (542 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (521 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (440 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Keith County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Keith County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (542 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (521 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (440 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Keith County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.99 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.84 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.66 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Keith County, NE, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($113,207), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($66,538), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,453).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.14k
2018 Value
± 303
0.951%
1 Year growth
± 10.3%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Keith County, NE grew at a rate of 0.951%, from 4.1k employees to 4.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Keith County, NE, are Retail Trade (650 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (483 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (399 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Keith County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Keith 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 Keith County, NE, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (650 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (483 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (399 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Keith County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.69 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.94 times), and Retail Trade (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Keith County, NE, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($48,438), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,333), and Educational Services ($48,056).

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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 in Nebraska
$229B
Projected 2045 Value in Nebraska
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Keith County, NE was $114,200 in 2018, which is 0.497 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $108,400 to $114,200, a 5.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Keith County, NE is 70.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Keith County, NE have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Keith County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,200
2018 Median
± $7,940
$108,400
2017 Median
± $6,952

In 2018, the median property value in Keith County, NE grew to to $114,200 from the previous year's value of $108,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Keith 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 Keith County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$48,901
Median Household Income
± $2,605
3.84k
Number of Households
± 297

In 2018, the median household income of the 3.84k households in Keith County, NE grew to $48,901 from the previous year's value of $45,078.

The following chart displays the households in Keith 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.6%
2018 Homeownership
67.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 70.6% of the housing units in Keith County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Keith County, NE have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Keith County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.17%)
  3. Carpooled (4.65%)

In 2018, 81.2% of workers in Keith County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.17%) and those who carpooled to work (4.65%).

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

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Health

91.4% of the population of Keith County, NE has health coverage, with 36.9% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 21% on Medicare, 19.6% on non-group plans, and 3.66% 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 Keith County, NE see 1337 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.595% decrease from the previous year (1345 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1607 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 803 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,337 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Keith County, NE

Primary care physicians in Keith County, NE see an average of 1,337 patients per year. This represents a 0.595% decrease from the previous year (1,345 patients).

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

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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

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

8.59%
Uninsured
36.9%
Employer Coverage
10.2%
Medicaid
21%
Medicare
19.6%
Non-Group
3.66%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Keith County, NE declined by 21.6% from 11% to 8.59%.

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