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Nemaha County, Nebraska; Howard County, Nebraska; Polk County, Nebraska; Loup County, Nebraska; Otoe County, Nebraska; United States

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Nemaha County, Nebraska
Howard County, Nebraska
Polk County, Nebraska
Loup County, Nebraska
Otoe County, Nebraska
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6,958 6,468 5,278 618 15,985 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6,958 6,468 5,278 618 15,985 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 7,248 6,274 5,406 628 15,740 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -4.0% 3.1% -2.4% -1.6% 1.6% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 7,248 6,274 5,406 632 15,740 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
6.2%
4.9%
4.9%
6.6%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.7%
24.3%
22.6%
18.9%
24.0%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.1%
21.1%
22.9%
26.7%
19.5%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
50.0%
49.3%
50.6%
49.0%
50.4%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.9%
97.3%
97.5%
98.4%
95.8%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.4%
0.5%
0.3%
1.1%
1.0%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.6%
0.6%
0.3%
0.7%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.5%
0.2%
0.2%
0.7%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
0.2%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
1.0%
1.3%
0.0%
1.7%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.8%
2.7%
6.3%
3.2%
8.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
93.6%
95.2%
92.0%
95.3%
88.2%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 526 420 339 63 1,251 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.4% 1.6% 3.5% 0.0% 4.0% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3,499 3,120 2,734 461 7,217 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 72.1% 77.4% 80.0% 83.9% 72.1% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $109,500 $127,400 $100,200 $122,600 $134,700 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,117 $1,331 $1,055 $992 $1,295 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $440 $513 $435 $483 $502 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $596 $650 $602 $519 $662 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 7 17 7 5 33 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 2,877 2,684 2,052 279 6,452 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.25 2.39 2.52 2.10 2.43 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 79.0% 94.3% 93.2% 95.3% 88.2% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.8% 2.3% 6.2% 0.0% 6.2% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 85.9% 84.5% 87.2% 85.3% 85.3% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 76.4% 72.6% 82.0% 68.8% 77.3% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 93.0% 92.8% 92.0% 97.8% 91.5% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 28.1% 20.5% 21.1% 23.2% 21.8% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.1% 7.3% 7.2% 12.5% 9.8% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.7%
9.0%
10.0%
10.7%
8.9%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.2% 68.5% 66.0% 60.4% 67.7% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.3% 65.7% 59.2% 52.5% 64.9% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,023 2,516 1,407 D 13,864 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 30,802 D 17,428 0 66,886 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 2,086 D 0 D 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 69,464 43,719 211,946 D 239,389 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 57,722 52,860 50,228 D 202,505 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,068 $8,343 $9,441 NA $12,860 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 17.9 21.8 21.1 26.3 21.9 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $51,922 $54,399 $61,962 $53,125 $54,828 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $27,945 $26,651 $30,403 $28,299 $29,229 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
12.7%
10.2%
8.5%
17.1%
9.4%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 188 178 148 16 474 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 1,583 1,093 909 42 4,829 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 51,675 36,183 27,877 681 158,080 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 5.4% 2.3% -11.1% 75.0% -4.0% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 475 517 490 82 1,250 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 591 513 653 125 1,679 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 214 355 216 F 726 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 129 107 178 F 552 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F F 27 F 76 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 557 499 613 125 1,537 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 F 57 44 F 167 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 494 439 536 99 1,339 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 17.8 11.0 12.3 1.1 25.6 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 407.38 569.34 438.35 568.29 615.63 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 31127 31093 31143 31115 31131 00
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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