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0.78% growth
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4.38% growth
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-0.02% decline
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5.83% growth


The economy of Nebraska employs 936,446 people. The economy of Nebraska is specialized in Rail transportation; Agricultural implement manufacturing; and Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, which employ respectively 7.66; 7.38; and 7.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Nebraska are Elementary & secondary schools (58,560), Construction (58,335), and Restaurants & Food Services (51,193), and the highest paying industries are Not specified wholesale trade ($97,870), Software publishing ($91,789), and Pipeline transportation ($85,098).

Median household income in Nebraska is $54,996. Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,642. The income inequality of Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Nebraska. In Nebraska the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,873. Douglas County, NE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Nebraska.


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Nebraska is home to a population of 1.9M people, from which 95.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Nebraska is composed of 1.52M White residents (80.1%), 196,968 Hispanic residents (10.4%), 88,318 Black residents (4.66%), 39,535 Asian residents (2.08%), and 35,649 Two+ residents (1.88%). The most common foreign languages in Nebraska are Spanish (125,200 speakers), Vietnamese (8,289 speakers), and Other Asian (6,168 speakers), but compared to other places, Nebraska has a relative high number of Other Native North American (1,296 speakers), Other Slavic (2,096 speakers), and Thai (960 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Nebraska awarded 31,550 degrees. The student population of Nebraska is skewed towards females, with 13,446 male students and 18,104 female students. Most students in Nebraska are White (24,604 and 78%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,193 and 6.95%), Black or African American (1,267 and 4.02%), and Unknown (1,070 and 3.39%). The largest universities in Nebraska by number of graduates are University of Nebraska-Lincoln (5,364 and 17%), University of Nebraska at Omaha (3,311 and 10.5%), and Bellevue University (2,792 and 8.85%). The most popular majors in Nebraska are Registered Nursing (1,149 and 3.64%), General Business Administration & Management (1,034 and 3.28%), and General Business (801 and 2.54%). The median tuition costs in Nebraska are $26,810 for private four year colleges, and $5,420 and $17,132 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nebraska is $141,600, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $133,800 to $141,600, a 5.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Nebraska is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Nebraska have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Nebraska is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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