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United States; Lancaster County, Nebraska; Kearney County, Nebraska

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Table

United States
Lancaster County, Nebraska
Kearney County, Nebraska
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
331,893,745
324,514
6,674
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
331,893,745
324,514
6,674
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
331,449,281
322,608
6,688
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.1%
0.6%
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 331,449,281 322,608 6,688
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 308,745,538 285,407 6,489
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
5.7%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.2%
22.5%
25.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.8%
14.9%
20.3%
Female persons, percent
50.5%
49.6%
49.7%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
75.8%
86.6%
97.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
13.6%
4.4%
0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.3%
1.0%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
6.1%
4.7%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
3.2%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
18.9%
7.8%
7.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
59.3%
80.1%
90.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 17,835,456 14,600 353
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 13.5% 8.3% 3.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 142,153,010 137,706 2,985
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 64.4% 59.2% 73.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $229,800 $190,000 $162,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,621 $1,438 $1,294
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $509 $574 $524
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,096 $873 $692
Building permits, 2021 1,736,982 2,546 19
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 122,354,219 126,666 2,691
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.60 2.39 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 86.2% 79.2% 92.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 21.5% 11.9% 3.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 91.9% 94.7% 89.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 85.2% 89.5% 84.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 88.5% 93.2% 94.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 32.9% 39.8% 26.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.7% 7.1% 6.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.8%
8.6%
8.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 63.0% 70.5% 68.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.4% 66.9% 61.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 938,237,077 761,138 3,882
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,527,903,275 2,890,677 31,550
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 895,225,411 908,778 D
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,949,601,481 4,810,329 31,380
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $15,224 $15,325 $4,807
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 26.9 19.4 19.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $64,994 $62,464 $62,899
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $35,384 $33,382 $33,784
Persons in poverty, percent
11.6%
9.4%
7.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 8,000,178 8,721 177
Total employment, 2020 134,163,349 146,580 1,781
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 7,564,809,878 6,711,551 69,457
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.9% 0.9% 2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 27,104,006 22,493 566
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,744,643 6,896 208
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,480,438 3,792 S
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,134,549 1,014 S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,014,958 369 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,371,152 5,644 S
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 351,237 367 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,968,606 5,489 155
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 93.8 385.2 13.0
Population per square mile, 2010 87.4 340.8 12.6
Land area in square miles, 2020 3,533,038.28 837.56 516.24
Land area in square miles, 2010 3,531,905.43 837.55 516.24
FIPS Code 1 31109 31099
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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