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Gage County, Nebraska; Howard County, Nebraska; Kearney County, Nebraska

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Gage County, Nebraska
Howard County, Nebraska
Kearney County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,513 6,445 6,495
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 21,513 6,445 6,495
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 22,311 6,274 6,489
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.6% 2.7% 0.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 22,311 6,274 6,489
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
6.3%
6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.7%
24.1%
24.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.1%
21.6%
19.8%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
49.0%
50.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.3%
97.3%
97.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.5%
0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.5%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
0.9%
1.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.9%
2.3%
6.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.0%
95.6%
91.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,362 420 448
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.6% 1.6% 3.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10,525 3,132 2,983
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 68.5% 77.4% 72.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $115,500 $127,400 $140,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,142 $1,331 $1,223
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $452 $513 $491
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $645 $650 $697
Building permits, 2019 26 25 14
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 9,160 2,684 2,682
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.29 2.39 2.42
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.2% 94.3% 91.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.8% 2.3% 3.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.0% 84.5% 85.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 76.2% 72.6% 77.9%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 89.7% 92.8% 96.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.2% 20.5% 22.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.5% 7.3% 7.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.7%
9.5%
7.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.7% 68.5% 68.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 61.2% 65.7% 62.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 27,413 2,516 3,089
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 114,367 D 27,684
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 727,000 2,086 209,232
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 369,513 43,719 246,089
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 262,350 52,860 33,428
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,031 $8,343 $5,155
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 20.3 21.8 17.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $51,662 $54,399 $56,952
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,438 $26,651 $30,355
Persons in poverty, percent
11.2%
10.2%
9.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 654 179 172
Total employment, 2018 7,168 1,180 1,642
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 267,832 38,681 61,701
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.2% 8.0% -0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,539 486 538
All firms, 2012 1,857 513 672
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,050 355 385
Women-owned firms, 2012 509 107 147
Minority-owned firms, 2012 49 F F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,707 499 649
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 275 57 102
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,459 439 473
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 26.2 11.0 12.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 851.49 569.34 516.24
FIPS Code 31067 31093 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., 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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