Scotts Bluff County, NE

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2021 Population
36,229
0.961% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
38.8
0.767% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
12%
7.79% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$56,588
5.9% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$138,000
5.83% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
17,232
1.76% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Scotts Bluff County, NE had a population of 36.2k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $56,588. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Scotts Bluff County, NE grew from 35,884 to 36,229, a 0.961% increase and its median household income grew from $53,433 to $56,588, a 5.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scotts Bluff County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.7%), White (Hispanic) (14.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.16%), Other (Hispanic) (3.67%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%).

None of the households in Scotts Bluff 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.

97.5% of the residents in Scotts Bluff County, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scotts Bluff County, NE are Western Nebraska Community College (249 degrees awarded in 2021) and Summit Christian College (7 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Scotts Bluff County, NE was $138,000, and the homeownership rate was 69.2%.

Most people in Scotts Bluff County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Scotts Bluff County, NE was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Scotts Bluff County, NE is home to a population of 36.2k people, from which 97.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 4.68% of Scotts Bluff County, NE residents were born outside of the country (1.7k people).

In 2021, there were 5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.6k people) in Scotts Bluff County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.13k White (Hispanic) and 2.23k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.5%
2021 Citizenship
98%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97.5% of Scotts Bluff County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Scotts Bluff County, NE was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scotts Bluff County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.6k ± 105
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.13k ± 477
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.23k ± 411
24.6%
Hispanic Population
8.93k people

In 2021, there were 5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.6k people) in Scotts Bluff County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.13k White (Hispanic) and 2.23k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.6% of the people in Scotts Bluff County, NE are hispanic (8.93k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    49,893 ± 5,413 people
  2. Guatemala
    9,174 ± 2,346 people
  3. India
    6,256 ± 1,939 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 49,893 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 9,174 and India with 6,256.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.68%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.7k people
3.73%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.34k people

As of 2021, 4.68% of Scotts Bluff County, NE residents (1.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Scotts Bluff County, NE was 3.73%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    855 ± 144
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    357 ± 117
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    203 ± 74

Scotts Bluff County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Scotts Bluff County, NE employs 17.2k people. The largest industries in Scotts Bluff County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,993 people), Retail Trade (2,251 people), and Educational Services (1,418 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($63,359), Transportation & Warehousing ($54,583), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,936).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,864. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.2k
2021 Value
± 823
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 6.66%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Scotts Bluff County, NE grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 16.9k employees to 17.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scotts Bluff County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,405 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,923 people), and Management Occupations (1,418 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scotts Bluff County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.2k
2021 Value
± 823
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 6.66%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Scotts Bluff County, NE grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 16.9k employees to 17.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scotts Bluff County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,993 people), Retail Trade (2,251 people), and Educational Services (1,418 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scotts Bluff County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Scotts Bluff 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

$42,809
Median earning men ± $1,774
$32,601
Median earning women ± $1,701

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($64,141), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,200), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,083).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,701), Manufacturing ($43,814), and Public Administration ($37,557).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 378
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 308
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 211
    Retail Trade

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $204k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $153k
    Manufacturing
  3. $113k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $26B
  2. $14.9B
  3. $13.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $26B, followed by Live animals/fish ($14.9B) and Cereal grains ($13.5B).

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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$145B
2020 Value in Nebraska
$286B
Projected 2050 Value in Nebraska
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $145B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $286B 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. $10.2B
  2. $7.65B
  3. $6.86B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $10.2B, followed by Kansas with $7.65B and Texas and $6.86B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Scotts Bluff County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 70.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.08%).

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 23, 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.

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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In 2021, universities in Scotts Bluff County, NE awarded 256 degrees. The student population of Scotts Bluff County, NE in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 1,000 male students and 1,664 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scotts Bluff County, NE are White (172 and 67.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (56 and 22%), Unknown (13 and 5.1%), and Asian (6 and 2.35%).

The largest universities in Scotts Bluff County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Western Nebraska Community College (249 and 97.3%) and Summit Christian College (7 and 2.73%).

The most popular majors in Scotts Bluff County, NE are General Computer & Information Sciences (28 and 10.9%), Lineworker (24 and 9.38%), and Registered Nursing (22 and 8.59%).

The median tuition cost in Scotts Bluff County, NE for private four year colleges is $6,720.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Scotts Bluff County, NE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 40%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 70%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 2,664 (37.5% men and 62.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 2,664 students enrolled in Scotts Bluff County, NE, 37.5% men and 62.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,888 records, of which 65.6% were women and 34.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 22 degree-majors awarded
  2. 22 degree-majors awarded
  3. 16 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Scotts Bluff County, NE was Registered Nursing with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 249 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Western Nebraska Community College with 249 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 128 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Scotts Bluff County, NE, which is 1 times more than the 128 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 172 degrees mean that there were 3.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 56 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($6,720) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($516) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.964% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.968% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (380k), Some college (367k), and Bachelors Degree (301k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Scotts Bluff County, NE was $138,000 in 2021, which is 0.563 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $130,400 to $138,000, a 5.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Scotts Bluff County, NE is 69.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Scotts Bluff County, NE have an average commute time of 13.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scotts Bluff County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scotts Bluff County, NE is $56,588. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Scotts Bluff County, NE was Census Tract 9532 with a value of $78,594, followed by Census Tract 9539 and Census Tract 9538, with respective values of $72,742 and $63,082.

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Scotts Bluff County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.28%.

Property

$138,000
Median Property Value 2021
±$9,225
$10,266
Median Property Taxes
±$588

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 Scotts Bluff County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.2%
Homeownership
2021
62.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 69.2% of the housing units in Scotts Bluff County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9532
  2. Census Tract 9539
  3. Census Tract 9538

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scotts Bluff County, NE was Census Tract 9532 with a value of $78,594, followed by Census Tract 9539 and Census Tract 9538, with respective values of $72,742 and $63,082.

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

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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.
$56,588
Median Household Income
± $2,994
14.8k
Number of Households
± 783

In 2021, the median household income of the 14.8k households in Scotts Bluff County, NE grew to $56,588 from the previous year's value of $53,433.

The following chart displays the households in Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2021, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.499% growth from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.29%)

In 2021, 81.9% of workers in Scotts Bluff County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (5.29%).

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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Commute Time

13.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scotts Bluff County, NE have a shorter commute time (13.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 0.702% of the workforce in Scotts Bluff 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 Scotts Bluff County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scotts Bluff County, NE have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Scotts Bluff County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.28%.

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Poverty & Diversity

12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scotts Bluff County, NE (4.23k out of 35.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Scotts Bluff 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.5% of the children was living in poverty in Scotts Bluff County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 205 in Scotts Bluff County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 37.9 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

90.1% of the population of Scotts Bluff County, NE has health coverage, with 46.1% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.73% 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 Scotts Bluff County, NE see 1187 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.35% decrease from the previous year (1241 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1604 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 330 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,187 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scotts Bluff County, NE

Primary care physicians in Scotts Bluff County, NE see an average of 1,187 patients per year. This represents a 4.35% decrease from the previous year (1,241 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.8% were men and 52.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.87%
Uninsured
46.1%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.73%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scotts Bluff County, NE grew by 5.74% from 9.33% to 9.87%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 58.8 in Scotts Bluff County, NE.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 38.5% in Scotts Bluff 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 11.5% in Scotts Bluff County, NE.

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