Nemaha County, NE

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2022 Population
7,019
0.0854% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.6
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
15.3%
11.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,196
7.75% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$118,300
17.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,263
0.648% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Nemaha County, NE had a population of 7.02k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $57,196. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Nemaha County, NE declined from 7,025 to 7,019, a −0.0854% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,081 to $57,196, a 7.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Nemaha County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.35%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.47%), White (Hispanic) (1.28%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.997%).

None of the households in Nemaha 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.

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

The largest universities in Nemaha County, NE are Peru State College (374 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Nemaha County, NE was $118,300, and the homeownership rate was 69.7%.

Most people in Nemaha County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Nemaha County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Nemaha County, NE is home to a population of 7.02k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.01% of Nemaha County, NE residents were born outside of the country (71 people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.34k people) in Nemaha County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 305 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 103 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Nemaha County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Nemaha County, NE was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Nemaha County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.34k ± 185
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    305 ± 189
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    103 ± 39
3.05%
Hispanic Population
214 people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.34k people) in Nemaha County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 305 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 103 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.05% of the people in Nemaha County, NE are hispanic (214 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
71 people
1.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
104 people

As of 2022, 1.01% of Nemaha County, NE residents (71 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Nemaha County, NE was 1.48%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    115 ± 52
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    79 ± 69
  3. Korea
    68 ± 66

Nemaha County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Nemaha County, NE employs 3.26k people. The largest industries in Nemaha County, NE are Utilities (425 people), Educational Services (425 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (351 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,991), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($100,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,461).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.26k
2022 Value
± 307
0.648%
1 Year growth
± 13.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nemaha County, NE grew at a rate of 0.648%, from 3.24k employees to 3.26k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Nemaha County, NE, are Management Occupations (405 people), Production Occupations (305 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (304 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Nemaha County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.26k
2022 Value
± 307
0.648%
1 Year growth
± 13.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Nemaha County, NE grew at a rate of 0.648%, from 3.24k employees to 3.26k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Nemaha County, NE, are Utilities (425 people), Educational Services (425 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (351 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Nemaha County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Nemaha 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

$51,042
Median earning men ± $10,107
$32,471
Median earning women ± $5,019

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($102,337), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,167), and Wholesale Trade ($57,768).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,536), Construction ($45,417), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($44,514).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 74
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 50
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 39
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nemaha County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 70.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.16%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts 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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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts 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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Nemaha County, NE awarded 374 degrees. The student population of Nemaha County, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 696 male students and 1,103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Nemaha County, NE are White (289 and 77.3%), followed by Unknown (33 and 8.82%), Two or More Races (28 and 7.49%), and Black or African American (13 and 3.48%).

The largest universities in Nemaha County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Peru State College (374 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Nemaha County, NE are Curriculum & Instruction (126 and 33.7%), General Business Administration & Management (58 and 15.5%), and General Psychology (39 and 10.4%).

The median tuition cost in Nemaha County, NE for a public four year colleges is $5,760 for in-state students and $5,760 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,799 students enrolled in Nemaha County, NE, 38.7% men and 61.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,390 records, of which 68.1% were women and 31.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 39 degrees awarded
  3. 25 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Nemaha County, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 58 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
374 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Peru State College with 374 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 121 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Nemaha County, NE, which is 0.478 times less than the 253 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 289 degrees mean that there were 8.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 33 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($5,760) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,160) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($960) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Nemaha County, NE was $118,300 in 2022, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $100,300 to $118,300, a 17.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Nemaha County, NE is 69.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Nemaha County, NE have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Nemaha County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 9.04% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Nemaha County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.743%.

Property

$118,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,963
$1,987
Median Property Taxes
±$213

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 Nemaha County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.7%
Homeownership
2022
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.7% of the housing units in Nemaha County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.9%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9681
  2. Census Tract 9682

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

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Household Income

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$57,196
Median Household Income
± $4,871
2.85k
Number of Households
± 274

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.85k households in Nemaha County, NE grew to $57,196 from the previous year's value of $53,081.

The following chart displays the households in Nemaha 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 Nemaha County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.2%)
  2. Carpooled (6.02%)
  3. Walked (5.46%)

In 2022, 84.2% of workers in Nemaha County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.02%) and those who walked to work (5.46%).

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Nemaha County, NE have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Nemaha 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 Nemaha County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Nemaha County, NE have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.04% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Nemaha County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.743%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Nemaha County, NE (1k out of 6.53k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Nemaha County, NE is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.1% of the children was living in poverty in Nemaha County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 99 in Nemaha County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 29.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.1% of the population of Nemaha County, NE has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nemaha County, NE see 1162 patients per year on average, which represents a 16.5% decrease from the previous year (1392 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3522 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,162 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nemaha County, NE

Primary care physicians in Nemaha County, NE see an average of 1,162 patients per year. This represents a 16.5% decrease from the previous year (1,392 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.5% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.89%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
11.9%
Medicaid
15.9%
Medicare
11.3%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Nemaha County, NE grew by 3.16% from 8.62% to 8.89%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 38.4% in Nemaha County, NE.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.74% in Nemaha County, NE.

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