Wheeler County, NE

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2022 Population
771
4.9% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
57.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
10.2%
18.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,167
14.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$101,400
11.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wheeler County, NE had a population of 771 people with a median age of 57.8 and a median household income of $59,167. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wheeler County, NE grew from 735 to 771, a 4.9% increase and its median household income grew from $51,875 to $59,167, a 14.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wheeler County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.04%), White (Hispanic) (0.389%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.13%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.13%).

None of the households in Wheeler 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.

99.9% of the residents in Wheeler County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wheeler County, NE was $101,400, and the homeownership rate was 77.2%.

Most people in Wheeler County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Wheeler County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wheeler County, NE is home to a population of 771 people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.13% of Wheeler County, NE residents were born outside of the country (1 people).

In 2022, there were 94.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (758 people) in Wheeler County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Wheeler County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wheeler County, NE was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wheeler County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    758 ± 103
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    8 ± 14.1
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3 ± 8
0.519%
Hispanic Population
4 people

In 2022, there were 94.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (758 people) in Wheeler County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.519% of the people in Wheeler County, NE are hispanic (4 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.13%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1 people
0.816%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6 people

As of 2022, 0.13% of Wheeler County, NE residents (1 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 Wheeler County, NE was 0.816%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    16 ± 18
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    8 ± 11
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5 ± 7

Wheeler County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wheeler County, NE employs 363 people. The largest industries in Wheeler County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (146 people), Educational Services (69 people), and Construction (28 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,000), Finance & Insurance ($60,000), and Manufacturing ($57,750).

Occupations

363
2022 Value
± 72
−1.63%
1 Year decline
± 28.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheeler County, NE declined at a rate of −1.63%, from 369 employees to 363 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wheeler County, NE, are Management Occupations (101 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (50 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (30 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wheeler County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

363
2022 Value
± 72
−1.63%
1 Year decline
± 28.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wheeler County, NE declined at a rate of −1.63%, from 369 employees to 363 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wheeler County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (146 people), Educational Services (69 people), and Construction (28 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wheeler County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Wheeler 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

$52,500
Median earning men ± $12,396
$34,844
Median earning women ± $12,630

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($86,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,500), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($56,563).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,813), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($41,250), and Public Administration ($18,750).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 9
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 8
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 7
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wheeler County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 87.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (11.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.996%).

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.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

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 Wheeler County, NE was $101,400 in 2022, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $90,600 to $101,400, a 11.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Wheeler County, NE is 77.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wheeler County, NE have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wheeler County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$101,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$43,154
$267
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 Wheeler County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.2%
Homeownership
2022
62.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.2% of the housing units in Wheeler County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.7%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9736
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$59,167
Median Household Income
± $12,111
346
Number of Households
± 53

In 2022, the median household income of the 346 households in Wheeler County, NE grew to $59,167 from the previous year's value of $51,875.

The following chart displays the households in Wheeler 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 Wheeler 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 (65.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.2%)
  3. Walked (10.4%)

In 2022, 65.5% of workers in Wheeler County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.2%) and those who walked to work (10.4%).

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

15.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wheeler County, NE have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1% of the workforce in Wheeler 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 Wheeler County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wheeler County, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wheeler County, NE (79 out of 771 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 < 5, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wheeler County, NE is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Health

89% of the population of Wheeler County, NE has health coverage, with 36.2% on employee plans, 4.28% on Medicaid, 26.1% on Medicare, 21% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 10.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 33.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

11%
Uninsured
36.2%
Employer Coverage
4.28%
Medicaid
26.1%
Medicare
21%
Non-Group
1.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wheeler County, NE grew by 6.62% from 10.3% to 11%.

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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 38.4% in Wheeler County, NE.

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