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Valley County, Nebraska; Garfield County, Nebraska; Polk County, Nebraska; United States

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Valley County, Nebraska
Garfield County, Nebraska
Polk County, Nebraska
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4,190 1,987 5,278 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 4,158 1,969 5,213 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 4,190 1,987 5,278 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 4,260 2,049 5,402 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 4,260 2,049 5,406 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.4% -3.9% -3.5% 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -1.6% -3.0% -2.4% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 4,260 2,049 5,406 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
4.8%
4.9%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.9%
18.4%
22.6%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
25.3%
28.7%
22.9%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
50.4%
50.1%
50.6%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.8%
99.0%
97.5%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.2%
0.3%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.3%
0.6%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.1%
0.2%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.1%
0.4%
1.3%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.0%
1.4%
6.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
95.0%
97.7%
92.0%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 323 168 339 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.0% 0.7% 3.5% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 2,302 1,208 2,734 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 74.2% 78.1% 80.0% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $107,800 $98,500 $100,200 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,059 $1,152 $1,055 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $455 $448 $435 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $595 $431 $602 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 6 8 7 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 1,840 886 2,052 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.26 2.17 2.52 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.1% 90.9% 93.2% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 1.7% 1.1% 6.2% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 80.9% 77.2% 87.2% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 71.9% 60.4% 82.0% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 92.5% 96.1% 92.0% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 22.8% 22.2% 21.1% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 7.9% 6.8% 7.2% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.8%
10.7%
10.0%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 66.9% 63.1% 66.0% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.4% 57.2% 59.2% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,803 1,407 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,851 D 17,428 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D D 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 225,463 D 211,946 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 116,530 29,644 50,228 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $27,555 $14,770 $9,441 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 16.4 12.1 21.1 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $55,170 $48,545 $61,962 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $28,587 $27,109 $30,403 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
12.4%
13.1%
8.5%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 184 101 148 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 1,339 590 909 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 43,205 17,116 27,877 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 2.5% -1.8% -11.1% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 403 203 490 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 671 227 653 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 359 103 216 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 95 61 178 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 50 F 27 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 598 203 613 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 62 25 44 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 551 184 536 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 7.5 3.6 12.3 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 568.05 569.79 438.35 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 31175 31071 31143 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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