McPherson County, NE

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2019 Population
395
13% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
54.8
7.66% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
17.2%
1.5% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$48,125
1.55% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$102,700
13.9% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
204
8.11% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, McPherson County, NE had a population of 395 people with a median age of 54.8 and a median household income of $48,125. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of McPherson County, NE declined from 454 to 395, a −13% decrease and its median household income declined from $48,882 to $48,125, a −1.55% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.5%), Other (Hispanic) (1.52%), White (Hispanic) (0%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in McPherson County, NE speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.7% of the residents in McPherson County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in McPherson County, NE was $102,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%. Most people in McPherson County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in McPherson County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

McPherson County, NE is home to a population of 395 people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 0.759% of McPherson County, NE residents were born outside of the country (3 people).

In 2019, there were 64.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (389 people) in McPherson County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6 Other (Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    389 ± 55
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    6 ± 10
  3. White (Hispanic)
    0 ± 10
1.52%
Hispanic Population
6 people

In 2019, there were 64.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (389 people) in McPherson County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6 Other (Hispanic) and 0 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.52% of the people in McPherson County, NE are hispanic (6 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.759%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3 people

As of 2019, 0.759% of McPherson County, NE residents (3 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McPherson County, NE was 0%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.7%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.7% of McPherson County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in McPherson County, NE was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. World War II
    12 ± 8
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    8 ± 15
  3. Vietnam
    8 ± 16

McPherson County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in World War II, 1.5 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 McPherson County, NE is $48,125. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in McPherson County, NE was Census Tract 9579 with a value of $48,125, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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 McPherson County, NE employs 204 people. The largest industries in McPherson County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (40 people), Transportation & Warehousing (28 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (22 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($66,250), and Wholesale Trade ($42,321).

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,125
2019 value
± $7,773
−1.55%
1 Year Growth
± 22.2%

Households in McPherson County, NE have a median annual income of $48,125, 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 $48,882 in 2018, which represents a −1.55% 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McPherson 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9579
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McPherson County, NE was Census Tract 9579 with a value of $48,125, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McPherson County, NE (68 out of 395 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    68 ± 39
  2. Black
    0 ± 51
  3. Native American
    0 ± 51

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

204
2019 Value
± 66
−8.11%
1 Year decline
± 47.4%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in McPherson County, NE declined at a rate of −8.11%, from 222 employees to 204 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McPherson County, NE, are Management Occupations (43 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McPherson County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McPherson County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (43 people), Sales & Related Occupations (28 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (25 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McPherson County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.25 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.07 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McPherson County, NE, by median earnings, are Production, Transportation, & Material Moving Occupations ($72,500), Transportation Occupations ($59,167), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($40,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

204
2019 Value
± 66
−8.11%
1 Year decline
± 47.4%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in McPherson County, NE declined at a rate of −8.11%, from 222 employees to 204 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McPherson County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (40 people), Transportation & Warehousing (28 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (22 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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Most Common

The most common industries in McPherson County, NE, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (40 people), Transportation & Warehousing (28 people), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (22 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, McPherson County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.6 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (3.02 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McPherson County, NE, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($66,250), and Wholesale Trade ($42,321).

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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. $29.5B
  2. $21.8B
  3. $12.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $29.5B, followed by Meat/seafood ($21.8B) and Live animals/fish ($12.9B).

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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$161B
2018 Value in Nebraska
$260B
Projected 2045 Value in Nebraska
61.9% growth

In 2018, total outbound Nebraska trade was $161B. This is expected to increase 61.9% to $260B 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. $12.2B
  2. $11.1B
  3. $9.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $12.2B, followed by California with $11.1B and Kansas and $9.4B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in McPherson County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 89.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Other (5.57%), followed by Hillary Rodham Clinton (4.88%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for McPherson County, NE
89.5% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in McPherson County, NE was $102,700 in 2019, which is 0.427 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $119,300 to $102,700, a 13.9% decrease. The homeownership rate in McPherson County, NE is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in McPherson County, NE have an average commute time of 18.4 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.

Housing

Property Value

$102,700
2019 Median
± $42,731
$119,300
2018 Median
± $68,038

In 2019, the median property value in McPherson County, NE declined from to $102,700 from the previous year's value of $119,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McPherson 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 McPherson County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$48,125
Median Household Income
± $7,773
191
Number of Households
± 38

In 2019, the median household income of the 191 households in McPherson County, NE declined from $48,125 from the previous year's value of $48,882.

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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in McPherson County, NE 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.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
2019 Homeownership
68.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72.8% of the housing units in McPherson County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.5%.

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

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McPherson County, NE have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in McPherson County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (57.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (28.9%)
  3. Walked (12.3%)

In 2019, 57.8% of workers in McPherson County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (28.9%) and those who walked to work (12.3%).

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 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, followed by false.

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Health

95.4% of the population of McPherson County, NE has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 9.87% on Medicaid, 21.5% on Medicare, 27.6% on non-group plans, and 3.04% 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

4.56%
Uninsured
33.4%
Employer Coverage
9.87%
Medicaid
21.5%
Medicare
27.6%
Non-Group
3.04%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in McPherson County, NE grew by 21.7% from 3.74% to 4.56%.

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 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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