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

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Thomas County, Nebraska
Kearney County, Nebraska
Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 722 6,495 35,618
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 722 6,495 35,618
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 647 6,489 36,970
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 11.6% 0.1% -3.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 647 6,489 36,970
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
6.4%
6.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.6%
24.8%
24.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
26.5%
19.8%
19.6%
Female persons, percent
49.4%
50.1%
51.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.6%
97.3%
92.7%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.2%
0.4%
1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.8%
0.6%
3.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.4%
0.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
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0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.1%
1.2%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.9%
6.5%
24.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.8%
91.7%
71.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 38 394 2,213
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 0.8% 4.0% 3.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 405 2,983 16,380
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 76.5% 73.1% 66.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $119,300 $149,700 $128,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $970 $1,259 $1,214
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $456 $468 $501
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $578 $695 $761
Building permits, 2019 0 14 10
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 277 2,666 14,732
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.33 2.42 2.40
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 84.7% 92.1% 84.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.1% 3.9% 11.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.0% 87.3% 87.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 87.7% 81.1% 77.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 93.9% 96.4% 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 24.7% 26.7% 22.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 11.2% 6.6% 9.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.4%
7.4%
11.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 70.6% 68.7% 64.5%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.5% 62.7% 59.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0 3,089 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0 27,684 D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0 209,232 270,731
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 246,089 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 8,002 33,428 D
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $11,837 $5,155 NA
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 13.3 18.1 14.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $59,432 $60,266 $49,745
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $36,572 $31,094 $27,978
Persons in poverty, percent
13.9%
7.7%
13.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 28 172 1,070
Total employment, 2018 229 1,642 12,939
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 11,530 61,701 482,631
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.6% -0.8% -3.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 90 538 2,559
All firms, 2012 38 672 3,066
Men-owned firms, 2012 F 385 1,453
Women-owned firms, 2012 F 147 893
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F F 426
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 36 649 2,460
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 F 102 274
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 33 473 2,569
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 0.9 12.6 50.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 713.24 516.24 739.40
FIPS Code 31171 31099 31157
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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