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Kearney County, Nebraska; Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska; Thomas County, Nebraska; Franklin County, Nebraska

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Kearney County, Nebraska
Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
Thomas County, Nebraska
Franklin County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,495 35,618 722 2,979
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 6,495 35,618 722 2,979
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 6,489 36,970 647 3,225
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.1% -3.7% 11.6% -7.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 6,489 36,970 647 3,225
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.4%
6.6%
5.4%
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.8%
24.7%
22.6%
20.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
19.8%
19.6%
26.5%
28.3%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
51.4%
49.4%
50.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.3%
92.7%
95.6%
97.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.2%
1.2%
0.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
3.5%
1.8%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.9%
0.3%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
1.6%
1.1%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.5%
24.2%
3.9%
2.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.7%
71.6%
91.8%
95.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 448 2,205 51 246
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 3.3% 4.1% 0.6% 1.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,983 16,380 405 1,716
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 72.6% 69.0% 72.6% 83.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $140,000 $121,900 $120,300 $65,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,223 $1,196 $1,025 $966
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $491 $489 $429 $376
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $697 $744 $555 $539
Building permits, 2019 14 10 0 4
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 2,682 14,613 292 1,354
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.42 2.43 2.21 2.16
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 91.1% 85.2% 79.8% 91.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.9% 11.3% 2.8% 2.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 85.0% 85.6% 85.3% 82.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 77.9% 75.2% 82.2% 71.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 96.1% 87.5% 92.5% 92.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 22.7% 22.4% 24.0% 16.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.1% 8.9% 7.6% 10.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.4%
11.2%
13.4%
9.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 68.7% 65.6% 68.8% 60.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.7% 60.4% 61.1% 57.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,089 D 0 1,294
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 27,684 D 0 9,078
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 209,232 270,731 0 0
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 246,089 D D 90,200
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 33,428 D 8,002 20,410
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,155 NA $11,837 $6,402
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 17.8 15.0 12.3 20.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $56,952 $50,157 $50,682 $49,235
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $30,355 $28,089 $28,701 $27,757
Persons in poverty, percent
9.2%
14.3%
15.0%
13.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 172 1,070 28 72
Total employment, 2018 1,642 12,939 229 388
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 61,701 482,631 11,530 11,414
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -0.8% -3.6% -2.6% -6.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 538 2,559 90 263
All firms, 2012 672 3,066 38 256
Men-owned firms, 2012 385 1,453 F 155
Women-owned firms, 2012 147 893 F 66
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F 426 F F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 649 2,460 36 241
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 102 274 F 46
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 473 2,569 33 181
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 12.6 50.0 0.9 5.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 516.24 739.40 713.24 575.82
FIPS Code 31099 31157 31171 31061
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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