Norfolk, NE

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Population

24,352

0.189% decline

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$46,542

2.51% growth

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Number of Employees

12,734

0.244% growth

Median Property Value

$123,600

0.325% growth

About

In 2017, Norfolk, NE had a population of 24.4k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $46,542. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Norfolk, NE declined from 24,398 to 24,352, a -0.189% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,401 to $46,542, a 2.51% increase.

The population of Norfolk, NE is 79.3% White Alone, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.82% Black or African American Alone. 11.9% of the people in Norfolk, NE speak a non-English language, and 95.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Norfolk, NE are Northeast Community College (958 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Norfolk, NE is $123,600, and the homeownership rate is 60.8%. Most people in Norfolk, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Norfolk, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Norfolk, NE employs 12.7k people. The largest industries in Norfolk, NE are Manufacturing (2,449 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,922 people), and Retail Trade (1,514 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,442), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,815), and Transportation & Warehousing ($49,120).

Median household income in Norfolk, NE is $46,542. Males in Norfolk, NE have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,865. The income inequality in Norfolk, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,542

2017 value

± $2,361

2.51%

1 Year Growth

± 6.99%

Households in Norfolk, NE have a median annual income of $46,542, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,401 in 2016, which represents a 2.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,849

Average Male Salary

± $2,084

$42,865

Average Female Salary

± $1,555

In 2017, full-time male employees in Norfolk, NE made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $46,766 ± $9,518

  2. White

    $44,931 ± $1,266

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $34,147 ± $19,585

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Norfolk, NE workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Norfolk, NE is from Nebraska.

0.446

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.189% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9608.02

  2. Census Tract 9606

  3. Census Tract 9608.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Norfolk, NE was Census Tract 9608.02 with a value of $75,500, followed by Census Tract 9606 and Census Tract 9608.01, with respective values of $66,086 and $60,373.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norfolk, NE (4.26k out of 23.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    3,446 ± 385

  2. Hispanic

    1,231 ± 228

  3. Other

    263 ± 136

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Norfolk, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

12.7k

2017 Value

± 677

0.244%

1 Year growth

± 7.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norfolk, NE grew at a rate of 0.244%, from 12.7k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norfolk, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,562 people), Production Occupations (1,454 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,216 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norfolk, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Norfolk, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,562 people), Production Occupations (1,454 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,216 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norfolk, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.97 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.86 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Norfolk, NE, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($73,750), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,893), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($62,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.7k

2017 Value

± 677

0.244%

1 Year growth

± 7.55%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Norfolk, NE grew at a rate of 0.244%, from 12.7k employees to 12.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norfolk, NE, are Manufacturing (2,449 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,922 people), and Retail Trade (1,514 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norfolk, NE, though some of these residents may live in Norfolk, 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 Norfolk, NE, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,449 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,922 people), and Retail Trade (1,514 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Norfolk, NE has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.92 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.9 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Norfolk, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,442), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,815), and Transportation & Warehousing ($49,120).

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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. $24.1B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $11.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.1B, followed by Meat/seafood with $20.7B and Live animals/fish and $11.6B.

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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$149B

2015 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

53.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nebraska trade was $149B. This is expected to increase 53.9% to $229B 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. $12.4B

  2. $9.12B

  3. $8.39B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $12.4B, followed by Kansas with $9.12B and California and $8.39B.

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

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Health

89.7% of the population of Norfolk, NE has health coverage, with 51.4% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.826% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Norfolk, NE was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Norfolk, NE see 1339 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.45% increase from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1358 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.5%). Additionally, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,339 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nebraska see an average of 1,339 patients per year. This represents a 0.45% increase from the previous year (1,333 patients).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

10.3%

Uninsured

51.4%

Employer Coverage

13.9%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

0.826%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norfolk, NE declined by 8.4% from 11.2% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Norfolk, 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. 16.5% prevalence

  2. 14.8% prevalence

  3. 13.5% prevalence

Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska, at 16.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Norfolk, NE is home to a population of 24.4k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.04% of Norfolk, NE residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Norfolk, NE is composed of 19.3k White Alone residents (79.3%), 3.49k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.3%), 444 Black or African American Alone residents (1.82%), 421 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.73%), 356 Asian Alone residents (1.46%), 293 Two or More Races residents (1.2%), 29 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.119%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Norfolk, NE are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,294 speakers), Thai (178 speakers), and Arabic (59 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Norfolk, NE was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Norfolk, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Norfolk, NE residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.04%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7.04% of Norfolk, NE residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Norfolk, NE was 6.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    47,787 ± 5,299 people

  2. Guatemala

    8,331 ± 2,236 people

  3. Vietnam

    6,596 ± 1,990 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Norfolk, NE was Mexico, the natal country of 47,787 Norfolk, NE residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,331 and Vietnam with 6,596.

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Citizenship

95.2%

2017 Citizenship

95.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.2% of Norfolk, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Norfolk, NE was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.3k ± 288

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.49k ± 517

  3. Black or African American Alone

    444 ± 124

In 2017, there were 5.54 times more White Alone residents (19.3k people) in Norfolk, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.49k Hispanic or Latino and 444 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Norfolk, NE as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,294 speakers (10.2%)

  2. Thai

    178 speakers (0.79%)

  3. Arabic

    59 speakers (0.262%)

11.9% of Norfolk, NE citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Norfolk, NE was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 10.2% of the overall population of Norfolk, NE are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.79% speak Thai and 0.262% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    388 ± 94

  2. Korea

    173 ± 63

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    166 ± 80

Norfolk, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Norfolk, NE awarded 958 degrees. The student population of Norfolk, NE is skewed towards men, with 2,729 male students and 2,346 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Norfolk, NE are White (819 and 86.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (86 and 9.08%), Two or More Races (16 and 1.69%), and Unknown (10 and 1.06%).

The largest universities in Norfolk, NE by number of degrees awarded are Northeast Community College (958 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Norfolk, NE are Liberal Arts & Sciences (65 and 6.78%), General Business Administration & Management (50 and 5.22%), and General Studies (37 and 3.86%).

The median tuition costs in Norfolk, NE are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Norfolk, NE was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 65 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Norfolk, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

958 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Norfolk, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeast Community College with 958 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

486

Degrees Awarded to Men

472

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 486 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Norfolk, NE, which is 1.03 times more than the 472 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    819 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    86 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    16 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Norfolk, NE were to White students. These 819 degrees mean that there were 9.52 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 86 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Norfolk, NE was $123,600 in 2017, which is 0.568 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,200 to $123,600, a 0.325% increase. The homeownership rate in Norfolk, NE is 60.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Norfolk, NE have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Norfolk, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,542

Median Household Income

± $2,361

10.1k

Number of Households

± 592

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Norfolk, NE grew to $46,542 from the previous year's value of $45,401.

The following chart displays the households in Norfolk, 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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Housing

Property Value

$123,600

2017 Median

± $6,604

$123,200

2016 Median

± $5,468

In 2017, the median property value in Norfolk, NE grew to to $123,600 from the previous year's value of $123,200.

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

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Norfolk, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norfolk, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

60.8%

2017 Homeownership

60.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.8% of the housing units in Norfolk, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Norfolk, NE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Norfolk, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Norfolk, NE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

12.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norfolk, NE have a shorter commute time (12.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.722% of the workforce in Norfolk, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.92%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Norfolk, NE was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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