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Washington County, Nebraska; Merrick County, Nebraska; Boyd County, Nebraska

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Washington County, Nebraska
Merrick County, Nebraska
Boyd County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20,729 7,755 1,919
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20,729 7,755 1,919
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 20,232 7,859 2,099
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2.5% -1.3% -8.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 20,234 7,845 2,099
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
5.8%
4.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.1%
22.4%
18.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.6%
20.7%
31.0%
Female persons, percent
49.8%
49.6%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.9%
96.4%
96.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.5%
0.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.8%
1.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
1.0%
1.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
1.2%
0.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.0%
5.0%
2.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.3%
92.0%
94.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,631 621 204
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.2% 2.7% 1.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8,713 3,849 1,371
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 78.7% 73.2% 81.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $185,800 $100,800 $67,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,514 $1,054 $925
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $560 $436 $378
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $700 $638 $463
Building permits, 2019 54 25 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 8,125 3,324 903
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.45 2.29 2.23
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 89.5% 87.7% 93.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.5% 4.9% 2.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 91.8% 81.6% 77.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 81.6% 71.4% 69.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 95.7% 94.0% 94.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 30.3% 17.4% 18.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 9.8% 10.5% 9.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.0%
9.0%
12.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 66.8% 66.6% 60.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 63.0% 62.4% 53.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 16,086 4,370 645
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 67,428 24,333 5,167
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,549,714 D D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 369,169 8,422
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 747,416 72,069 14,353
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $36,906 $9,263 $6,988
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 22.0 19.7 19.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $70,753 $54,197 $50,729
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $34,178 $29,038 $27,951
Persons in poverty, percent
6.9%
10.7%
13.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 596 237 65
Total employment, 2018 6,219 1,674 472
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 314,955 66,670 13,992
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -6.7% -1.4% 27.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,628 686 193
All firms, 2012 2,109 796 167
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,260 520 103
Women-owned firms, 2012 476 106 F
Minority-owned firms, 2012 69 F F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,979 757 149
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 247 49 42
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,732 645 109
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 51.9 16.2 3.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 389.96 484.88 539.94
FIPS Code 31177 31121 31015
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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