Thomas County, NE

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2019 Population
645
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
41.8
1.7% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
8.37%
21.7% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$59,432
17.3% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$119,300
0.831% 1-year decline
2019 Employed Population
365
2.53% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Thomas County, NE had a population of 645 people with a median age of 41.8 and a median household income of $59,432. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Thomas County, NE stayed from 645 to 645, a 0% change and its median household income grew from $50,682 to $59,432, a 17.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Thomas County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (95%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.03%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.93%), White (Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%). 0% of the households in Thomas County, NE speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.2% of the residents in Thomas County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Thomas County, NE was $119,300, and the homeownership rate was 76.5%. Most people in Thomas County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Thomas County, NE was 3 cars per household.

Diversity

Thomas County, NE is home to a population of 645 people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 0.775% of Thomas County, NE residents were born outside of the country (5 people).

In 2019, there were 23.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (613 people) in Thomas County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Thomas County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    613 ± 70
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    26 ± 34.5
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    6 ± 7
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2019, there were 23.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (613 people) in Thomas County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0% of the people in Thomas County, NE are hispanic (0 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.775%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5 people
0.62%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4 people

As of 2019, 0.775% of Thomas County, NE residents (5 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Thomas County, NE was 0.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.2%
2019 Citizenship
99.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.2% of Thomas County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Thomas County, NE was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    23 ± 20
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    0 ± 17
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    0 ± 14

Thomas County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, NaNy 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.

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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 Thomas County, NE is $59,432. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Thomas County, NE was Census Tract 9571 with a value of $59,432, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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 Thomas County, NE employs 365 people. The largest industries in Thomas County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (124 people), Educational Services (59 people), and Retail Trade (45 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($66,250), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,036).

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,432
2019 value
± $24,245
17.3%
1 Year Growth
± 37%

Households in Thomas County, NE have a median annual income of $59,432, 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 $50,682 in 2018, which represents a 17.3% 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 Thomas 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nebraska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9571
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Thomas County, NE was Census Tract 9571 with a value of $59,432, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.37% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Thomas County, NE (54 out of 645 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 15.

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
    48 ± 42
  2. Native American
    6 ± 50
  3. Black
    0 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Thomas County, NE is White, followed by Native American 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

365
2019 Value
± 75
2.53%
1 Year growth
± 26.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Thomas County, NE grew at a rate of 2.53%, from 356 employees to 365 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Thomas County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (63 people), Management Occupations (62 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (44 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Thomas County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Thomas County, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (63 people), Management Occupations (62 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (44 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Thomas County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (18.5 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (4.02 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.85 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Thomas County, NE, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($66,000), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($63,750), and Protective Service Occupations ($53,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

365
2019 Value
± 75
2.53%
1 Year growth
± 26.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Thomas County, NE grew at a rate of 2.53%, from 356 employees to 365 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Thomas County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (124 people), Educational Services (59 people), and Retail Trade (45 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Thomas County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Thomas 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 Thomas County, NE, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (124 people), Educational Services (59 people), and Retail Trade (45 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Thomas County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (28.8 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.74 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Thomas County, NE, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($66,250), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($48,036).

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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 Thomas County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 87.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (7.63%), followed by Other (4.83%). 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Thomas County, NE
87.5% 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.

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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 Thomas County, NE was $119,300 in 2019, which is 0.496 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $120,300 to $119,300, a 0.831% decrease. The homeownership rate in Thomas County, NE is 76.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Thomas County, NE have an average commute time of 11.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Thomas County, NE is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$119,300
2019 Median
± $51,211
$120,300
2018 Median
± $38,000

In 2019, the median property value in Thomas County, NE declined from to $119,300 from the previous year's value of $120,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Thomas 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 Thomas County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$59,432
Median Household Income
± $24,245
277
Number of Households
± 49

In 2019, the median household income of the 277 households in Thomas County, NE grew to $59,432 from the previous year's value of $50,682.

The following chart displays the households in Thomas 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

< $800
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Thomas County, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Thomas County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.5%
2019 Homeownership
72.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 76.5% of the housing units in Thomas County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

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

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Commute Time

11.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Thomas County, NE have a shorter commute time (11.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.949% of the workforce in Thomas County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (73%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.9%)
  3. Walked (9.09%)

In 2019, 73% of workers in Thomas County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.9%) and those who walked to work (9.09%).

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

3 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Thomas County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Thomas County, NE have 3 cars, followed by false.

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Health

97.2% of the population of Thomas County, NE has health coverage, with 32.4% on employee plans, 11% on Medicaid, 19.4% on Medicare, 32.1% on non-group plans, and 2.33% 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).

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%)

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

2.79%
Uninsured
32.4%
Employer Coverage
11%
Medicaid
19.4%
Medicare
32.1%
Non-Group
2.33%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Thomas County, NE declined by 60.9% from 7.13% to 2.79%.

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