McPherson County, NE

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2020 Population
420
6.33% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
58.1
6.02% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
13.6%
21.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$51,932
7.91% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$78,900
23.2% 1-year decline

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In 2020, McPherson County, NE had a population of 420 people with a median age of 58.1 and a median household income of $51,932. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of McPherson County, NE grew from 395 to 420, a 6.33% increase and its median household income grew from $48,125 to $51,932, a 7.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.8%), Other (Hispanic) (1.19%), White (Hispanic) (0%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in McPherson 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.

99.8% of the residents in McPherson County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in McPherson County, NE was $78,900, and the homeownership rate was 78.9%.

Most people in McPherson County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in McPherson County, NE was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

McPherson County, NE is home to a population of 420 people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.476% of McPherson County, NE residents were born outside of the country (2 people).

In 2020, there were 83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (415 people) in McPherson County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5 Other (Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2020 Citizenship
99.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.8% of McPherson County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in McPherson County, NE was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    415 ± 76
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    5 ± 6
  3. White (Hispanic)
    0 ± 10
1.19%
Hispanic Population
5 people

In 2020, there were 83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (415 people) in McPherson County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5 Other (Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.19% of the people in McPherson County, NE are hispanic (5 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.476%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2 people
0.759%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3 people

As of 2020, 0.476% of McPherson County, NE residents (2 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 McPherson County, NE was 0.759%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    14 ± 17
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3 ± 15
  3. World War II
    3 ± 4

McPherson County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of McPherson County, NE employs 233 people. The largest industries in McPherson County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (61 people), Accommodation & Food Services (36 people), and Educational Services (34 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,875), Transportation & Warehousing ($71,875), and Public Administration ($45,833).

Occupations

233
2020 Value
± 76
14.2%
1 Year growth
± 40.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in McPherson County, NE grew at a rate of 14.2%, from 204 employees to 233 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McPherson County, NE, are Management Occupations (69 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (53 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (17 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McPherson County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

233
2020 Value
± 76
14.2%
1 Year growth
± 40.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in McPherson County, NE grew at a rate of 14.2%, from 204 employees to 233 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McPherson County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (61 people), Accommodation & Food Services (36 people), and Educational Services (34 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McPherson County, NE, though some of these residents may live in McPherson County, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,750
Median earning men ± $17,172
$20,865
Median earning women ± $11,761

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($83,750), Retail Trade ($51,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($38,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($100,833), Public Administration ($45,833), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($22,404).

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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.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 4
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 3
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in McPherson County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 91.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (5.63%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.31%).

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.

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.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.858% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.835% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (379k), Some college (365k), and Bachelors Degree (295k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in McPherson County, NE was $78,900 in 2020, which is 0.343 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $102,700 to $78,900, a 23.2% decrease. The homeownership rate in McPherson County, NE is 78.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in McPherson County, NE have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McPherson County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$78,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$42,564
$157
Median Property Taxes
±$43

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McPherson County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in McPherson County, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.9%
Homeownership
2020
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.9% of the housing units in McPherson County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.8%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9579
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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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.
$51,932
Median Household Income
± $12,770
199
Number of Households
± 50

In 2020, the median household income of the 199 households in McPherson County, NE grew to $51,932 from the previous year's value of $48,125.

The following chart displays the households in McPherson 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McPherson 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (56.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (22.3%)
  3. Walked (10.7%)

In 2020, 56.7% of workers in McPherson County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (22.3%) and those who walked to work (10.7%).

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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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McPherson County, NE have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in McPherson County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McPherson County, NE (57 out of 420 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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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96.7% of the population of McPherson County, NE has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 8.81% on Medicaid, 26% on Medicare, 23.8% on non-group plans, and 1.67% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

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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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 12.9% under 18 years, 11.4% between 18 and 34 years, 42.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 33.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.1% were men and 49.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.33%
Uninsured
36.4%
Employer Coverage
8.81%
Medicaid
26%
Medicare
23.8%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in McPherson County, NE declined by 26.9% from 4.56% to 3.33%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McPherson County, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 21.1% in McPherson County, NE.

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