Sherman County, NE

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2022 Population
2,970
0.536% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.1
1.01% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.9%
19% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,194
4.54% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$112,500
9.44% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sherman County, NE had a population of 2.97k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $60,194. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sherman County, NE declined from 2,986 to 2,970, a −0.536% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,579 to $60,194, a 4.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sherman County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.56%), White (Hispanic) (1.52%), Other (Hispanic) (0.707%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.505%).

None of the households in Sherman 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.

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

In 2022, the median property value in Sherman County, NE was $112,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Sherman County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Sherman County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sherman County, NE is home to a population of 2.97k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.31% of Sherman County, NE residents were born outside of the country (39 people).

In 2022, there were 36.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.79k people) in Sherman County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 45 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Sherman County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sherman County, NE was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sherman County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.79k ± 30
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    76 ± 32
  3. White (Hispanic)
    45 ± 23
2.49%
Hispanic Population
74 people

In 2022, there were 36.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.79k people) in Sherman County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 45 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.49% of the people in Sherman County, NE are hispanic (74 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
39 people
1.11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
33 people

As of 2022, 1.31% of Sherman County, NE residents (39 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sherman County, NE was 1.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    64 ± 27
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    23 ± 19
  3. Korea
    18 ± 20

Sherman County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sherman County, NE employs 1.49k people. The largest industries in Sherman County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (253 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (179 people), and Manufacturing (128 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($62,500), Public Administration ($58,594), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,125).

Occupations

1.49k
2022 Value
± 149
−4.25%
1 Year decline
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sherman County, NE declined at a rate of −4.25%, from 1.55k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sherman County, NE, are Management Occupations (243 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (181 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (125 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sherman County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.49k
2022 Value
± 149
−4.25%
1 Year decline
± 14.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sherman County, NE declined at a rate of −4.25%, from 1.55k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sherman County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (253 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (179 people), and Manufacturing (128 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sherman County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Sherman 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

$45,663
Median earning men ± $3,506
$31,122
Median earning women ± $2,147

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($120,313), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,364), and Public Administration ($59,063).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,625), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

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. 23
    Retail Trade
  2. 14
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 14
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sherman County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 77.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.94%).

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 12, 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.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sherman County, NE was $112,500 in 2022, which is 0.399 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $102,800 to $112,500, a 9.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Sherman County, NE is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sherman County, NE have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sherman County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$112,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,795
$978
Median Property Taxes
±$110

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 Sherman County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in Sherman County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9701
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$60,194
Median Household Income
± $4,195
1.3k
Number of Households
± 126

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.3k households in Sherman County, NE grew to $60,194 from the previous year's value of $57,579.

The following chart displays the households in Sherman 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sherman County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.32%)
  3. Carpooled (6.13%)

In 2022, 82% of workers in Sherman County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.32%) and those who carpooled to work (6.13%).

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

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sherman County, NE have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.69% of the workforce in Sherman 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 Sherman County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sherman County, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sherman County, NE (318 out of 2.91k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sherman 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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Health

91.2% of the population of Sherman County, NE has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 21.4% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 0.892% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.6% under 18 years, 14.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.82%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
21.4%
Medicare
16.6%
Non-Group
0.892%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sherman County, NE grew by 8.42% from 8.13% to 8.82%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 35% in Sherman County, NE.

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