Seward County, NE

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2020 Population
17,217
0.268% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.8
0.526% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
7.17%
10.5% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$71,111
1.03% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$172,900
2.79% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
9,140
0.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Seward County, NE had a population of 17.2k people with a median age of 37.8 and a median household income of $71,111. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Seward County, NE grew from 17,171 to 17,217, a 0.268% increase and its median household income grew from $70,389 to $71,111, a 1.03% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Seward County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.5%), White (Hispanic) (1.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.59%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.651%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.639%).

None of the households in Seward County, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.3% of the residents in Seward County, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seward County, NE are Concordia University-Nebraska (567 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Seward County, NE was $172,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%.

Most people in Seward County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Seward County, NE was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Seward County, NE is home to a population of 17.2k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.16% of Seward County, NE residents were born outside of the country (199 people).

In 2020, there were 59.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Seward County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 275 White (Hispanic) and 274 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
99.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Seward County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Seward County, NE was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Seward County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.3k ± 3
  2. White (Hispanic)
    275 ± 75
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    274 ± 45.2
2.72%
Hispanic Population
469 people

In 2020, there were 59.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Seward County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 275 White (Hispanic) and 274 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.72% of the people in Seward County, NE are hispanic (469 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    50,860 ± 5,463 people
  2. Guatemala
    8,846 ± 2,304 people
  3. India
    6,901 ± 2,036 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 50,860 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,846 and India with 6,901.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.16%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
199 people
1.49%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
255 people

As of 2020, 1.16% of Seward County, NE residents (199 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Seward County, NE was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    316 ± 77
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    196 ± 70
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    170 ± 55

Seward County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Seward County, NE employs 9.14k people. The largest industries in Seward County, NE are Educational Services (1,402 people), Manufacturing (1,248 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,088 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($75,230), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,500), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,321).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,710. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.14k
2020 Value
± 487
0.12%
1 Year growth
± 7.17%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Seward County, NE grew at a rate of 0.12%, from 9.13k employees to 9.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seward County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,136 people), Management Occupations (965 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (881 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seward County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.14k
2020 Value
± 487
0.12%
1 Year growth
± 7.17%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Seward County, NE grew at a rate of 0.12%, from 9.13k employees to 9.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seward County, NE, are Educational Services (1,402 people), Manufacturing (1,248 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,088 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seward County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Seward County, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,000
Median earning men ± $1,869
$28,536
Median earning women ± $1,995

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,750), Public Administration ($62,813), and Manufacturing ($59,697).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($61,719), Manufacturing ($50,521), and Construction ($45,804).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 149
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 124
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 107
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $213k
    Manufacturing
  2. $119k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $42.6k
    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. $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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Seward County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 71% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.34%).

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.

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.

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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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Seward County, NE awarded 567 degrees. The student population of Seward County, NE in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,188 male students and 2,036 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seward County, NE are White (390 and 70.9%), followed by Unknown (77 and 14%), Black or African American (43 and 7.82%), and Hispanic or Latino (30 and 5.45%).

The largest universities in Seward County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Concordia University-Nebraska (567 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Seward County, NE are Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (69 and 12.2%), General Business (64 and 11.3%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (55 and 9.7%).

The median tuition cost in Seward County, NE for private four year colleges is $34,200.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Seward County, NE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 3,224 (36.8% men and 63.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 3,224 students enrolled in Seward County, NE, 36.8% men and 63.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,058 records, of which 62.6% were women and 37.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 31 degree-majors awarded
  2. 30 degree-majors awarded
  3. 22 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Seward County, NE was General Biological Sciences with 31 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
567 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Concordia University-Nebraska with 567 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 204 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seward County, NE, which is 0.562 times less than the 363 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 390 degrees mean that there were 5.06 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 77 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 ($34,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.858% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.835% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (379k), Some college (365k), and Bachelors Degree (295k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Seward County, NE was $172,900 in 2020, which is 0.752 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $168,200 to $172,900, a 2.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Seward County, NE is 71.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Seward County, NE have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Seward County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Seward County, NE is $71,111. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Seward County, NE was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $76,719, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $71,943 and $70,550.

In 2021, 9.55% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Seward County, NE. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.154%.

Property

$172,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,311
$4,819
Median Property Taxes
±$323

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

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Seward County, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
Homeownership
2020
68.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.2% of the housing units in Seward County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seward County, NE was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $76,719, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $71,943 and $70,550.

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

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Household Income

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$71,111
Median Household Income
± $3,590
6.77k
Number of Households
± 391

In 2020, the median household income of the 6.77k households in Seward County, NE grew to $71,111 from the previous year's value of $70,389.

The following chart displays the households in Seward 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 Seward County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2020, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.534% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.43%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.89%)

In 2020, 80.7% of workers in Seward County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.43%) and those who worked at home (4.89%).

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

20.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seward County, NE have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.913% of the workforce in Seward 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 Seward County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seward County, NE have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 9.55% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Seward County, NE. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.154%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seward County, NE (1.13k out of 15.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Seward County, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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 2021, 6.3% of the children was living in poverty in Seward County, NE. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 56.6 in Seward County, NE. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 18.2 per 100,000 population.

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94.5% of the population of Seward County, NE has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 6.51% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 2.4% 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 Seward County, NE see 1924 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.1% increase from the previous year (1716 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2160 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 640 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,924 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Seward County, NE

Primary care physicians in Seward County, NE see an average of 1,924 patients per year. This represents a 12.1% increase from the previous year (1,716 patients).

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 21.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.52%
Uninsured
59.1%
Employer Coverage
6.51%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
2.4%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seward County, NE grew by 8.41% from 5.09% to 5.52%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 34.1% in Seward County, NE.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.39% in Seward County, NE.

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