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Howard County, Nebraska; Dakota County, Nebraska; Thomas County, Nebraska; Lancaster County, Nebraska; Box Butte County, Nebraska; Cherry County, Nebraska

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Howard County, Nebraska
Dakota County, Nebraska
Thomas County, Nebraska
Lancaster County, Nebraska
Box Butte County, Nebraska
Cherry County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,445 20,026 722 319,090 10,783 5,689
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,445 20,026 722 319,090 10,783 5,689
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 6,274 21,006 647 285,407 11,308 5,713
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.7% -4.7% 11.6% 11.8% -4.6% -0.4%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 6,274 21,006 647 285,407 11,308 5,713
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.2%
8.7%
6.0%
6.3%
6.7%
6.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.3%
28.5%
23.9%
22.9%
25.1%
23.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.1%
13.6%
26.0%
13.9%
19.0%
21.8%
Female persons, percent
49.3%
49.3%
48.6%
49.8%
50.3%
49.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.3%
83.5%
96.4%
86.9%
91.2%
89.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.5%
5.8%
0.8%
4.2%
1.0%
0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
4.0%
1.8%
1.0%
4.5%
6.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
3.9%
0.3%
4.8%
0.8%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.5%
0.0%
0.1%
Z
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Two or More Races, percent
1.0%
2.3%
0.7%
2.9%
2.5%
3.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.7%
39.0%
2.6%
7.2%
12.7%
3.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
95.2%
47.6%
93.8%
80.8%
81.0%
87.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 420 952 51 15,395 662 401
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.6% 24.1% 0.6% 7.7% 2.0% 2.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,132 7,898 405 134,986 5,434 3,279
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 77.4% 65.8% 72.6% 60.0% 66.3% 61.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $127,400 $114,900 $120,300 $167,900 $120,100 $120,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,331 $1,110 $1,025 $1,378 $1,230 $1,090
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $513 $513 $429 $533 $497 $450
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $650 $735 $555 $822 $614 $675
Building permits, 2019 25 30 0 1,887 2 19
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 2,684 7,456 292 122,646 4,801 2,566
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.39 2.69 2.21 2.42 2.27 2.21
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 94.3% 88.4% 79.8% 78.6% 83.7% 87.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.3% 39.6% 2.8% 11.2% 7.0% 2.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.5% 88.9% 85.3% 92.3% 84.8% 81.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 72.6% 75.3% 82.2% 86.0% 77.0% 76.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 92.8% 74.6% 92.5% 93.5% 91.7% 91.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 20.5% 12.5% 24.0% 38.8% 18.2% 21.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.3% 7.1% 7.6% 7.3% 6.4% 6.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.5%
15.0%
13.4%
8.0%
9.1%
15.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 68.5% 72.4% 68.8% 71.4% 65.4% 69.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.7% 65.9% 61.1% 68.4% 56.0% 65.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,516 25,059 0 598,262 14,675 13,976
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 33,733 0 2,364,812 50,512 23,947
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,086 D 0 5,963,290 D 5,072
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 43,719 219,088 D 3,139,666 172,980 222,521
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 52,860 198,738 8,002 4,322,640 96,471 87,324
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,343 $9,501 $11,837 $14,733 $8,524 $15,248
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.8 15.5 12.3 19.1 10.0 12.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $54,399 $55,017 $50,682 $58,009 $56,412 $53,684
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $26,651 $24,365 $28,701 $30,929 $28,835 $27,605
Persons in poverty, percent
10.2%
12.4%
15.0%
12.4%
13.7%
12.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 178 449 26 8,568 305 231
Total employment, 2017 1,093 11,935 235 139,012 2,839 1,583
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 36,183 488,917 10,987 5,897,682 95,499 46,802
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 2.3% 4.7% 6.8% 2.0% 1.7% 0.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 486 1,074 90 22,126 716 590
All firms, 2012 513 1,349 38 25,691 948 711
Men-owned firms, 2012 355 706 F 13,181 353 306
Women-owned firms, 2012 107 414 F 8,943 452 241
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F 238 F 2,153 73 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 499 1,033 36 22,447 820 671
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 57 120 F 2,557 140 44
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 439 1,123 33 21,671 725 615
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 11.0 79.5 0.9 340.8 10.5 1.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 569.34 264.26 713.24 837.55 1,075.29 5,960.42
FIPS Code 31093 31043 31171 31109 31013 31031
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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