Saunders County, NE

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2019 Population
21,165
0.671% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
41.2
0.98% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
8.14%
3.55% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$68,682
2.94% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$165,600
2.35% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
10,968
0.302% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Saunders County, NE had a population of 21.2k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $68,682. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Saunders County, NE grew from 21,024 to 21,165, a 0.671% increase and its median household income grew from $66,718 to $68,682, a 2.94% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Saunders County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.07%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.17%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.491%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.421%). 0% of the households in Saunders County, NE speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.6% of the residents in Saunders County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Saunders County, NE was $165,600, and the homeownership rate was 78.1%. Most people in Saunders County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Saunders County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Saunders County, NE is home to a population of 21.2k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.08% of Saunders County, NE residents were born outside of the country (229 people).

In 2019, there were 45.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Saunders County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 439 White (Hispanic) and 247 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Saunders County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.2k ± 18
  2. White (Hispanic)
    439 ± 29
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    247 ± 49.4
2.28%
Hispanic Population
482 people

In 2019, there were 45.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Saunders County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 439 White (Hispanic) and 247 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.28% of the people in Saunders County, NE are hispanic (482 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.08%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
229 people
1.31%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
275 people

As of 2019, 1.08% of Saunders County, NE residents (229 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 Saunders County, NE was 1.31%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 9.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Saunders County, NE was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Saunders County, NE are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Saunders County, NE residents was 41.

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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

99.6%
2019 Citizenship
99.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.6% of Saunders County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Saunders County, NE was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    513 ± 94
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    223 ± 82
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    189 ± 73

Saunders County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.3 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 Saunders County, NE is $68,682. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Saunders County, NE was Census Tract 9681 with a value of $84,808, followed by Census Tract 9684 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $72,429 and $69,457.

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 Saunders County, NE employs 11k people. The largest industries in Saunders County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,509 people), Manufacturing (1,175 people), and Retail Trade (1,113 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,383), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,556), and Transportation & Warehousing ($68,295).

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,682
2019 value
± $4,302
2.94%
1 Year Growth
± 7.84%

Households in Saunders County, NE have a median annual income of $68,682, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,718 in 2018, which represents a 2.94% 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 Saunders 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 9681
  2. Census Tract 9684
  3. Census Tract 9682

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saunders County, NE was Census Tract 9681 with a value of $84,808, followed by Census Tract 9684 and Census Tract 9682, with respective values of $72,429 and $69,457.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saunders County, NE (1.7k out of 20.9k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 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
    1,649 ± 228
  2. Hispanic
    106 ± 82
  3. Black
    24 ± 93

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

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

11k
2019 Value
± 490
0.302%
1 Year growth
± 6.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Saunders County, NE grew at a rate of 0.302%, from 10.9k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saunders County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,147 people), Management Occupations (1,111 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,025 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saunders County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saunders County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,147 people), Management Occupations (1,111 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,025 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saunders County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.88 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.8 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saunders County, NE, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,477), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($71,250), and Legal Occupations ($70,727).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11k
2019 Value
± 490
0.302%
1 Year growth
± 6.3%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Saunders County, NE grew at a rate of 0.302%, from 10.9k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saunders County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,509 people), Manufacturing (1,175 people), and Retail Trade (1,113 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saunders County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Saunders 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 Saunders County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,509 people), Manufacturing (1,175 people), and Retail Trade (1,113 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saunders County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.58 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.96 times), and Public Administration (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saunders County, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,383), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,556), and Transportation & Warehousing ($68,295).

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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 Saunders County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 69.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (23.2%), followed by Other (7.2%). 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Saunders County, NE
69.6% 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 Saunders County, NE was $165,600 in 2019, which is 0.689 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $161,800 to $165,600, a 2.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Saunders County, NE is 78.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Saunders County, NE have an average commute time of 24 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Saunders County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$165,600
2019 Median
± $4,619
$161,800
2018 Median
± $4,802

In 2019, the median property value in Saunders County, NE grew to to $165,600 from the previous year's value of $161,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Saunders 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 Saunders County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$68,682
Median Household Income
± $4,302
8.5k
Number of Households
± 433

In 2019, the median household income of the 8.5k households in Saunders County, NE grew to $68,682 from the previous year's value of $66,718.

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

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Rent vs Own

78.1%
2019 Homeownership
78.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 78.1% of the housing units in Saunders County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.5%.

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

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saunders County, NE have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.49% of the workforce in Saunders County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.9%)
  2. Carpooled (7.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.88%)

In 2019, 84.9% of workers in Saunders County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.89%) and those who worked at home (4.88%).

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

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Health

95.5% of the population of Saunders County, NE has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 7.29% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 15.9% on non-group plans, and 1.9% 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 Saunders County, NE see 2130 patients per year on average, which represents a 19.1% decrease from the previous year (2632 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3083 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3083 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

2,130 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Saunders County, NE

Primary care physicians in Saunders County, NE see an average of 2,130 patients per year. This represents a 19.1% decrease from the previous year (2,632 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Saunders 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

4.49%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
7.29%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
15.9%
Non-Group
1.9%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saunders County, NE declined by 3.98% from 4.68% to 4.49%.

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