Thomas County, NE

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2020 Population
586
9.15% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
33.6
19.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.1%
32.5% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$59,000
0.727% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$120,000
0.587% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Thomas County, NE had a population of 586 people with a median age of 33.6 and a median household income of $59,000. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Thomas County, NE declined from 645 to 586, a −9.15% decrease and its median household income declined from $59,432 to $59,000, a −0.727% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Thomas County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.853%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.341%), White (Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in Thomas 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.

99.1% of the residents in Thomas County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Thomas County, NE was $120,000, and the homeownership rate was 68.1%.

Most people in Thomas County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Thomas County, NE was 3 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Thomas County, NE is home to a population of 586 people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.02% of Thomas County, NE residents were born outside of the country (6 people).

In 2020, there were 116 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (579 people) in Thomas County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Thomas County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Thomas County, NE was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Thomas County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    579 ± 79
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    5 ± 12.8
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    2 ± 3
0%
Hispanic Population
0 people

In 2020, there were 116 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (579 people) in Thomas County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2 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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Foreign-Born Population

1.02%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6 people
0.775%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5 people

As of 2020, 1.02% of Thomas County, NE residents (6 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 Thomas County, NE was 0.775%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    20 ± 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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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Thomas County, NE employs 297 people. The largest industries in Thomas County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (107 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (40 people), and Educational Services (38 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,250), Transportation & Warehousing ($66,250), and Construction ($49,688).

Occupations

297
2020 Value
± 70
−18.6%
1 Year decline
± 38.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Thomas County, NE declined at a rate of −18.6%, from 365 employees to 297 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Thomas County, NE, are Management Occupations (74 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (26 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Thomas County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

297
2020 Value
± 70
−18.6%
1 Year decline
± 38.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Thomas County, NE declined at a rate of −18.6%, from 365 employees to 297 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Thomas County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (107 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (40 people), and Educational Services (38 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,719
Median earning men ± $6,784
$28,250
Median earning women ± $5,998

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,083), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,750), and Construction ($49,688).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,667), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($29,063), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($25,833).

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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. 7
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  2. 5
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services
  3. 4
    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 Thomas County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 88.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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Race

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).

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The median property value in Thomas County, NE was $120,000 in 2020, which is 0.522 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $119,300 to $120,000, a 0.587% increase. The homeownership rate in Thomas County, NE is 68.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Thomas County, NE have an average commute time of 13.7 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.

Property

$120,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$47,084
$188
Median Property Taxes
±$48

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 Thomas County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.1%
Homeownership
2020
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 68.1% of the housing units in Thomas County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.5%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9571
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$59,000
Median Household Income
± $13,297
276
Number of Households
± 54

In 2020, the median household income of the 276 households in Thomas County, NE declined from $59,000 from the previous year's value of $59,432.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Thomas 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 (74.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Walked (10.1%)

In 2020, 74.7% of workers in Thomas County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who walked to work (10.1%).

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

13.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Thomas County, NE have a shorter commute time (13.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Thomas County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Thomas County, NE (65 out of 586 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 Females 65 - 74, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 5.

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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97.6% of the population of Thomas County, NE has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 21.2% on Medicare, 31.1% on non-group plans, and 2.05% 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).

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.9% were men and 55.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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 22% under 18 years, 30% between 18 and 34 years, 22.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.9% were men and 55.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

2.39%
Uninsured
32.3%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
21.2%
Medicare
31.1%
Non-Group
2.05%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Thomas County, NE declined by 14.4% from 2.79% to 2.39%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

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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 26.9% in Thomas County, NE.

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