Platte County, NE

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2019 Population
33,174
0.336% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
38.4
0.26% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
8.67%
4.98% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$62,305
0.498% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$149,700
4.03% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
17,399
1.83% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Platte County, NE had a population of 33.2k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $62,305. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Platte County, NE grew from 33,063 to 33,174, a 0.336% increase and its median household income declined from $62,617 to $62,305, a −0.498% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Platte County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.4%), White (Hispanic) (16.5%), Other (Hispanic) (2.19%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.835%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.751%). 0% of the households in Platte County, NE speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

93.7% of the residents in Platte County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Platte County, NE was $149,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.5%. Most people in Platte County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Platte County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Platte County, NE is home to a population of 33.2k people, from which 93.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 10.4% of Platte County, NE residents were born outside of the country (3.45k people).

In 2019, there were 4.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26k people) in Platte County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.47k White (Hispanic) and 727 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Platte County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    26k ± 21
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.47k ± 388
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    727 ± 384
19%
Hispanic Population
6.3k people

In 2019, there were 4.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (26k people) in Platte County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.47k White (Hispanic) and 727 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19% of the people in Platte County, NE are hispanic (6.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Platte County, NE as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.4%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.45k people
9.26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.06k people

As of 2019, 10.4% of Platte County, NE residents (3.45k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Platte County, NE was 9.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

39
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.8

In 2019, the median age of all people in Platte County, NE was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Platte County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Platte County, NE residents was 39.

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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

93.7%
2019 Citizenship
94.1%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 93.7% of Platte County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Platte County, NE was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    757 ± 137
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    230 ± 94
  3. Korea
    194 ± 61

Platte County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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 Platte County, NE is $62,305. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Platte County, NE was Census Tract 9651 with a value of $73,640, followed by Census Tract 9654 and Census Tract 9655, with respective values of $69,196 and $66,417.

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 Platte County, NE employs 17.4k people. The largest industries in Platte County, NE are Manufacturing (4,598 people), Retail Trade (2,288 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,593 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,063), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,045), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,189).

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,305
2019 value
± $3,435
−0.498%
1 Year Growth
± 7.79%

Households in Platte County, NE have a median annual income of $62,305, 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 $62,617 in 2018, which represents a −0.498% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex 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 sex-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 Platte 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9651
  2. Census Tract 9654
  3. Census Tract 9655

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Platte County, NE was Census Tract 9651 with a value of $73,640, followed by Census Tract 9654 and Census Tract 9655, with respective values of $69,196 and $66,417.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Platte County, NE (2.84k out of 32.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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
    2,597 ± 336
  2. Hispanic
    1,246 ± 236
  3. Other
    114 ± 114

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Platte County, 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

17.4k
2019 Value
± 785
−1.83%
1 Year decline
± 6.54%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Platte County, NE declined at a rate of −1.83%, from 17.7k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Platte County, NE, are Production Occupations (3,085 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,849 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,755 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Platte County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Platte County, NE, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,085 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,849 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,755 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Platte County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.43 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.13 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Platte County, NE, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,409), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,964), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17.4k
2019 Value
± 785
−1.83%
1 Year decline
± 6.54%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Platte County, NE declined at a rate of −1.83%, from 17.7k employees to 17.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Platte County, NE, are Manufacturing (4,598 people), Retail Trade (2,288 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,593 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Platte County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Platte 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 Platte County, NE, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,598 people), Retail Trade (2,288 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,593 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Platte County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.98 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.92 times), and Manufacturing (2.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Platte County, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,063), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,045), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,189).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Platte County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 77.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%). The most partisan county was Grant County, NE with 93.3% 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Platte County, NE
77.8% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Nebraska
  1. 93.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 92.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 91.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Nebraska was Grant County, NE with 93.3% 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 Platte County, NE was $149,700 in 2019, which is 0.622 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $143,900 to $149,700, a 4.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Platte County, NE is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Platte County, NE have an average commute time of 13.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Platte County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$149,700
2019 Median
± $5,876
$143,900
2018 Median
± $3,711

In 2019, the median property value in Platte County, NE grew to to $149,700 from the previous year's value of $143,900.

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

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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.
$62,305
Median Household Income
± $3,435
12.9k
Number of Households
± 696

In 2019, the median household income of the 12.9k households in Platte County, NE declined from $62,305 from the previous year's value of $62,617.

The following chart displays the households in Platte 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%
2019 Homeownership
72%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72.5% of the housing units in Platte County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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

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Commute Time

13.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Platte County, NE have a shorter commute time (13.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.728% of the workforce in Platte County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.76%)

In 2019, 80.5% of workers in Platte County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (3.76%).

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 Platte County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Platte County, NE have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Platte County, NE has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 7.24% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.766% 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).

Primary care physicians in Platte County, NE see 1283 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.16% decrease from the previous year (1382 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2231 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 492 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,283 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Platte County, NE

Primary care physicians in Platte County, NE see an average of 1,283 patients per year. This represents a 7.16% decrease from the previous year (1,382 patients).

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

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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%).

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

9.12%
Uninsured
57.7%
Employer Coverage
7.24%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
0.766%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Platte County, NE grew by 3.85% from 8.78% to 9.12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Platte 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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