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Washington County, Nebraska; Howard County, Nebraska; Loup County, Nebraska

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Washington County, Nebraska
Howard County, Nebraska
Loup County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20,729 6,445 664
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20,729 6,445 664
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 20,232 6,274 628
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.5% 2.7% 5.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,234 6,274 632
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
6.3%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.1%
24.1%
20.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.6%
21.6%
26.2%
Female persons, percent
49.8%
49.0%
49.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.9%
97.3%
98.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.5%
0.8%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.6%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.5%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
0.9%
0.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.0%
2.3%
3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.3%
95.6%
95.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,518 380 34
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 1.1% 1.7% 0.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,713 3,132 468
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 78.3% 76.5% 76.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $196,100 $148,800 $112,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,557 $1,406 $918
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $590 $510 $544
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $739 $685 $533
Building permits, 2019 54 25 8
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 8,185 2,720 294
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.45 2.36 2.06
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.1% 93.8% 94.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.4% 2.5% 0.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.2% 86.3% 87.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 84.6% 73.5% 69.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 95.6% 94.9% 98.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 29.9% 21.1% 25.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 9.7% 7.4% 9.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.0%
9.5%
10.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.2% 68.7% 61.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 62.3% 66.4% 52.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,086 2,516 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 67,428 D 0
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,549,714 2,086 0
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 43,719 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 747,416 52,860 D
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $36,906 $8,343 NA
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.5 23.9 26.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $71,430 $59,348 $51,000
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $35,145 $27,489 $27,726
Persons in poverty, percent
6.8%
10.1%
15.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 598 180 16
Total employment, 2019 6,253 1,135 43
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 312,589 39,034 743
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.5% -3.8% 0.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,628 486 80
All firms, 2012 2,109 513 125
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,260 355 F
Women-owned firms, 2012 476 107 F
Minority-owned firms, 2012 69 F F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,979 499 125
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 247 57 F
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,732 439 99
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 51.9 11.0 1.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 389.96 569.34 568.29
FIPS Code 31177 31093 31115
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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