Valley County, NE

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2022 Population
4,053
0.546% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.3
0.216% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.85%
2.98% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$62,321
7.42% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$125,800
7.52% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Valley County, NE had a population of 4.05k people with a median age of 46.3 and a median household income of $62,321. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Valley County, NE grew from 4,031 to 4,053, a 0.546% increase and its median household income grew from $58,015 to $62,321, a 7.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Valley County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.4%), White (Hispanic) (1.65%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.716%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.493%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.271%).

None of the households in Valley 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.

99.7% of the residents in Valley County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Valley County, NE was $125,800, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%.

Most people in Valley County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Valley County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Valley County, NE is home to a population of 4.05k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.31% of Valley County, NE residents were born outside of the country (53 people).

In 2022, there were 58.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.91k people) in Valley County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67 White (Hispanic) and 29 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Valley County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Valley County, NE was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Valley County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.91k ± 72
  2. White (Hispanic)
    67 ± 37
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    29 ± 24
2.07%
Hispanic Population
84 people

In 2022, there were 58.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.91k people) in Valley County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 67 White (Hispanic) and 29 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.07% of the people in Valley County, NE are hispanic (84 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
53 people
0.571%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
23 people

As of 2022, 1.31% of Valley County, NE residents (53 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 Valley County, NE was 0.571%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    128 ± 33
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    38 ± 27
  3. Korea
    21 ± 20

Valley County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Valley County, NE employs 2.06k people. The largest industries in Valley County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (330 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (323 people), and Retail Trade (264 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,234), Educational Services ($57,768), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,250).

Occupations

2.06k
2022 Value
± 187
2.79%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Valley County, NE grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 2.01k employees to 2.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Valley County, NE, are Management Occupations (300 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (255 people), and Production Occupations (152 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Valley County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.06k
2022 Value
± 187
2.79%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Valley County, NE grew at a rate of 2.79%, from 2.01k employees to 2.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Valley County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (330 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (323 people), and Retail Trade (264 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Valley County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Valley 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

$46,380
Median earning men ± $4,767
$31,821
Median earning women ± $2,743

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($102,885), Public Administration ($70,114), and Information ($68,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,750), Public Administration ($49,063), and Manufacturing ($46,500).

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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. 56
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 49
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 34
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Valley County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 81.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

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.

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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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.

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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).

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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Valley County, NE was $125,800 in 2022, which is 0.446 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $117,000 to $125,800, a 7.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Valley County, NE is 77.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Valley County, NE have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Valley County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$125,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,840
$1,355
Median Property Taxes
±$151

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

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

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
Homeownership
2022
58.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.4% of the housing units in Valley County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9713
  2. Census Tract 9714

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

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Household Income

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$62,321
Median Household Income
± $8,616
1.75k
Number of Households
± 167

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.75k households in Valley County, NE grew to $62,321 from the previous year's value of $58,015.

The following chart displays the households in Valley 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 Valley 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 (83%)
  2. Carpooled (7.22%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.67%)

In 2022, 83% of workers in Valley County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.22%) and those who worked at home (6.67%).

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

14.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Valley County, NE have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.55% of the workforce in Valley 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 Valley County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Valley County, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.85% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Valley County, NE (353 out of 3.99k 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 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

90.4% of the population of Valley County, NE has health coverage, with 36.4% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 24.4% on non-group plans, and 1.97% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Valley County, NE see 693 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.716% decrease from the previous year (698 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1026 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 586 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

693 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Valley County, NE

Primary care physicians in Valley County, NE see an average of 693 patients per year. This represents a 0.716% decrease from the previous year (698 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Valley County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 14.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.58%
Uninsured
36.4%
Employer Coverage
11.2%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
24.4%
Non-Group
1.97%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Valley County, NE declined by 4.55% from 10% to 9.58%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 36.2% in Valley County, NE.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.2% in Valley County, NE.

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