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Dawson County, Nebraska; Furnas County, Nebraska; Phelps County, Nebraska; Colfax County, Nebraska

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Dawson County, Nebraska
Furnas County, Nebraska
Phelps County, Nebraska
Colfax County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 23,595 4,676 9,034 10,709
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 23,595 4,676 9,034 10,709
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 24,326 4,959 9,188 10,515
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.0% -5.7% -1.7% 1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 24,326 4,959 9,188 10,515
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
8.1%
5.8%
6.2%
8.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
27.1%
22.2%
23.6%
29.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.2%
25.3%
21.2%
13.8%
Female persons, percent
48.0%
50.4%
49.9%
46.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
88.1%
97.0%
97.0%
87.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.2%
0.5%
0.4%
5.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.9%
0.7%
0.8%
3.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.2%
0.4%
0.5%
1.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Z
Z
0.5%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
1.2%
1.3%
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
33.8%
4.9%
5.8%
45.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
57.3%
92.6%
91.8%
47.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,189 338 540 387
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 19.3% 1.9% 1.4% 31.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10,341 2,707 4,290 4,252
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 67.8% 71.9% 71.8% 71.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $99,200 $68,800 $127,000 $87,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,076 $962 $1,066 $1,076
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $466 $416 $487 $448
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $738 $612 $607 $661
Building permits, 2019 57 10 22 4
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 8,997 2,142 3,927 3,718
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.61 2.19 2.26 2.87
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.9% 89.6% 88.3% 86.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 30.2% 3.3% 3.0% 44.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 86.6% 80.7% 88.0% 81.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 76.5% 73.1% 77.4% 73.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 77.9% 88.6% 93.7% 70.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 15.6% 18.9% 25.9% 14.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 8.3% 9.9% 6.3% 5.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.6%
11.4%
8.1%
16.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 70.0% 62.9% 66.8% 70.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 64.2% 55.7% 59.5% 63.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 11,307 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 92,081 24,574 59,685 36,024
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D D D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 680,139 D 851,595 214,155
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 423,429 52,924 116,501 105,973
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,483 $10,785 $12,643 $9,948
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 15.9 13.7 14.1 16.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $53,769 $47,989 $57,241 $56,528
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $25,590 $27,031 $30,814 $22,407
Persons in poverty, percent
12.1%
12.6%
9.5%
10.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 687 161 340 248
Total employment, 2018 8,968 1,195 4,268 4,016
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 326,884 46,005 190,048 178,887
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -3.0% -6.7% 2.2% -0.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,598 441 875 579
All firms, 2012 1,894 533 868 769
Men-owned firms, 2012 969 226 419 387
Women-owned firms, 2012 503 131 275 213
Minority-owned firms, 2012 161 F F 150
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,650 479 811 588
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 189 51 182 45
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,501 407 634 678
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 24.0 6.9 17.0 25.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,013.10 719.13 539.79 411.66
FIPS Code 31047 31065 31137 31037
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., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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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