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

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

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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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