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Polk County, Nebraska; Colfax County, Nebraska; Phelps County, Nebraska; Dawson County, Nebraska

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Polk County, Nebraska
Colfax County, Nebraska
Phelps County, Nebraska
Dawson County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,213 10,709 9,034 23,595
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 5,213 10,709 9,034 23,595
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 5,402 10,515 9,188 24,326
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -3.5% 1.8% -1.7% -3.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 5,406 10,515 9,188 24,326
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
8.8%
6.2%
8.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.5%
29.5%
23.6%
27.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.6%
13.8%
21.2%
17.2%
Female persons, percent
50.1%
46.5%
49.9%
48.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.3%
87.6%
97.0%
88.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.4%
5.8%
0.4%
7.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
3.5%
0.8%
1.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.2%
1.3%
0.5%
1.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.5%
Z
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
1.2%
1.2%
1.3%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.2%
45.7%
5.8%
33.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.0%
47.7%
91.8%
57.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 337 331 522 1,292
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 3.0% 31.9% 1.4% 20.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,738 4,252 4,290 10,341
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 83.1% 72.3% 71.8% 67.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $107,300 $101,100 $134,000 $102,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,070 $1,036 $1,112 $1,089
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $440 $440 $490 $481
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $584 $696 $672 $730
Building permits, 2019 5 4 22 57
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 2,052 3,731 3,905 8,965
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.51 2.85 2.26 2.61
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 91.9% 88.5% 89.3% 85.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 6.0% 45.5% 3.5% 30.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 90.2% 84.9% 90.1% 87.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 84.8% 76.9% 79.5% 79.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 91.4% 69.3% 93.3% 78.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 21.8% 15.4% 23.5% 15.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.3% 6.1% 5.7% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
9.6%
16.4%
8.1%
14.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.2% 71.2% 66.4% 69.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.8% 63.9% 58.8% 61.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,407 D 11,307 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,428 36,024 59,685 92,081
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D D D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 211,946 214,155 851,595 680,139
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 50,228 105,973 116,501 423,429
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,441 $9,948 $12,643 $17,483
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 21.7 18.9 14.3 16.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $67,719 $58,872 $59,040 $53,721
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $30,234 $23,603 $32,864 $25,956
Persons in poverty, percent
6.9%
8.2%
10.0%
11.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 140 248 340 687
Total employment, 2018 932 4,016 4,268 8,968
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 29,602 178,887 190,048 326,884
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 2.5% -0.2% 2.2% -3.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 470 579 875 1,598
All firms, 2012 653 769 868 1,894
Men-owned firms, 2012 216 387 419 969
Women-owned firms, 2012 178 213 275 503
Minority-owned firms, 2012 27 150 F 161
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 613 588 811 1,650
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 44 45 182 189
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 536 678 634 1,501
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 12.3 25.5 17.0 24.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 438.35 411.66 539.79 1,013.10
FIPS Code 31143 31037 31137 31047
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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