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Merrick County, Nebraska; Boone County, Nebraska; Cass County, Nebraska; Keya Paha County, Nebraska; Otoe County, Nebraska

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Merrick County, Nebraska
Boone County, Nebraska
Cass County, Nebraska
Keya Paha County, Nebraska
Otoe County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,755 5,192 26,248 806 16,012
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,755 5,192 26,248 806 16,012
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 7,859 5,505 25,241 824 15,740
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.3% -5.7% 4.0% -2.2% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 7,845 5,505 25,241 824 15,740
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
6.1%
5.6%
4.1%
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.4%
23.2%
23.5%
18.2%
24.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.7%
23.4%
18.1%
32.6%
19.8%
Female persons, percent
49.6%
50.4%
49.5%
50.7%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.4%
98.0%
96.2%
98.0%
95.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.5%
0.8%
0.0%
1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.3%
0.6%
0.6%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
0.4%
0.5%
0.5%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
0.1%
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
0.8%
1.8%
0.9%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.0%
2.2%
3.7%
1.0%
8.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.0%
96.2%
93.2%
97.5%
88.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 621 404 2,564 42 1,251
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.7% 0.7% 1.1% 0.5% 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,849 2,633 11,730 546 7,232
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 73.2% 77.9% 81.5% 74.8% 72.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $100,800 $111,800 $170,700 $71,400 $134,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,054 $969 $1,476 $1,318 $1,295
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $436 $468 $582 $380 $502
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $638 $605 $773 $600 $662
Building permits, 2019 25 5 90 0 24
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 3,324 2,280 10,005 326 6,452
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.29 2.28 2.54 2.43 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.7% 89.8% 88.3% 91.1% 88.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 4.9% 1.8% 2.2% 1.6% 6.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 81.6% 84.3% 91.6% 83.1% 85.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 71.4% 78.8% 82.3% 76.4% 77.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 94.0% 94.2% 94.9% 95.3% 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 17.4% 20.6% 27.4% 22.9% 21.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.5% 6.4% 6.5% 2.0% 9.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.0%
9.1%
6.7%
15.0%
8.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 66.6% 68.9% 67.6% 71.5% 67.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.4% 60.5% 62.6% 63.3% 64.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,370 3,183 D 0 13,864
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 24,333 13,971 26,555 0 66,886
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 170,469 0 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 369,169 518,398 D D 239,389
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 72,069 85,849 177,805 4,986 202,505
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,263 $15,848 $7,075 $6,201 $12,860
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 19.7 16.1 26.1 17.4 21.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $54,197 $54,063 $71,139 $49,688 $54,828
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $29,038 $30,680 $33,178 $31,406 $29,229
Persons in poverty, percent
10.7%
9.2%
7.4%
18.3%
9.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 237 203 580 19 476
Total employment, 2018 1,674 1,449 4,331 44 4,772
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 66,670 53,121 159,707 1,362 163,959
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -1.4% 0.8% 5.0% -21.4% -1.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 686 540 1,962 118 1,252
All firms, 2012 796 811 1,982 84 1,679
Men-owned firms, 2012 520 393 895 F 726
Women-owned firms, 2012 106 147 535 F 552
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F F 34 F 76
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 757 784 1,905 84 1,537
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 49 87 233 F 167
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 645 634 1,613 81 1,339
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 16.2 8.0 45.3 1.1 25.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 484.88 686.55 557.45 773.07 615.63
FIPS Code 31121 31011 31025 31103 31131
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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