Knox County, NE

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2019 Population
8,426
0.402% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
45.6
2.77% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
9.29%
14.9% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$52,332
5.19% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$95,900
7.39% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
4,239
0.235% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Knox County, NE had a population of 8.43k people with a median age of 45.6 and a median household income of $52,332. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Knox County, NE declined from 8,460 to 8,426, a −0.402% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,752 to $52,332, a 5.19% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.6%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (9.04%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.7%), White (Hispanic) (1.19%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.7%). 0% of the households in Knox County, NE speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.5% of the residents in Knox County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Knox County, NE was $95,900, and the homeownership rate was 74.1%. Most people in Knox County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Knox County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Knox County, NE is home to a population of 8.43k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.12% of Knox County, NE residents were born outside of the country (94 people).

In 2019, there were 9.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.22k people) in Knox County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 762 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 143 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Knox County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.22k ± 14
  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    762 ± 60
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    143 ± 54.1
2.87%
Hispanic Population
242 people

In 2019, there were 9.47 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.22k people) in Knox County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 762 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 143 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.87% of the people in Knox County, NE are hispanic (242 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.12%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
94 people
1.39%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
118 people

As of 2019, 1.12% of Knox County, NE residents (94 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Knox County, NE was 1.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

46
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 15.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Knox County, NE was 45.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Knox County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Knox County, NE residents was 47.

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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

99.5%
2019 Citizenship
99.6%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.5% of Knox County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Knox County, NE was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    200 ± 47
  2. Korea
    111 ± 36
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    78 ± 30

Knox County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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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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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Knox County, NE is $52,332. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Knox County, NE was Census Tract 9763 with a value of $59,688, followed by Census Tract 9762 and Census Tract 9764, with respective values of $51,056 and $50,552.

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 Knox County, NE employs 4.24k people. The largest industries in Knox County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (777 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (673 people), and Retail Trade (402 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($52,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,115), and Utilities ($47,143).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,332
2019 value
± $2,535
5.19%
1 Year Growth
± 6.07%

Households in Knox County, NE have a median annual income of $52,332, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,752 in 2018, which represents a 5.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex 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 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
    $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 Knox 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 9763
  2. Census Tract 9762
  3. Census Tract 9764

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Knox County, NE was Census Tract 9763 with a value of $59,688, followed by Census Tract 9762 and Census Tract 9764, with respective values of $51,056 and $50,552.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Knox County, NE (763 out of 8.22k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    476 ± 77
  2. Native American
    259 ± 47
  3. Hispanic
    27 ± 65

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

4.24k
2019 Value
± 223
−0.235%
1 Year decline
± 7.22%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Knox County, NE declined at a rate of −0.235%, from 4.25k employees to 4.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Knox County, NE, are Management Occupations (755 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (491 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (283 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Knox County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Knox County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (755 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (491 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (283 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knox County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.83 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.83 times), and Management Occupations (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Knox County, NE, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($77,083), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,417), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($58,516).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.24k
2019 Value
± 223
−0.235%
1 Year decline
± 7.22%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Knox County, NE declined at a rate of −0.235%, from 4.25k employees to 4.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Knox County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (777 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (673 people), and Retail Trade (402 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Knox County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Knox 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 Knox County, NE, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (777 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (673 people), and Retail Trade (402 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Knox County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (15.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.23 times), and Public Administration (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Knox County, NE, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($52,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,115), and Utilities ($47,143).

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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 Knox County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 79.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.51%). 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 Knox County, NE
79.2% 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 Knox County, NE was $95,900 in 2019, which is 0.399 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $89,300 to $95,900, a 7.39% increase. The homeownership rate in Knox County, NE is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Knox County, NE have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Knox County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$95,900
2019 Median
± $6,360
$89,300
2018 Median
± $4,621

In 2019, the median property value in Knox County, NE grew to to $95,900 from the previous year's value of $89,300.

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

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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.
$52,332
Median Household Income
± $2,535
3.59k
Number of Households
± 198

In 2019, the median household income of the 3.59k households in Knox County, NE grew to $52,332 from the previous year's value of $49,752.

The following chart displays the households in Knox 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.1%
2019 Homeownership
73.2%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 74.1% of the housing units in Knox County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Knox County, NE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Knox County, NE have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Knox County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.7%)
  3. Carpooled (6.95%)

In 2019, 79.4% of workers in Knox County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.7%) and those who carpooled to work (6.95%).

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

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Health

92.2% of the population of Knox County, NE has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 10.7% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 21.9% on non-group plans, and 1.54% 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 Knox County, NE see 2105 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.614% decrease from the previous year (2118 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 926 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1190 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

2,105 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Knox County, NE

Primary care physicians in Knox County, NE see an average of 2,105 patients per year. This represents a 0.614% decrease from the previous year (2,118 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Knox 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

7.82%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
10.7%
Medicaid
16.9%
Medicare
21.9%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Knox County, NE declined by 15.1% from 9.21% to 7.82%.

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