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Wayne County, Nebraska; Lancaster County, Nebraska; Knox County, Nebraska; Thomas County, Nebraska

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Wayne County, Nebraska
Lancaster County, Nebraska
Knox County, Nebraska
Thomas County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,385 319,090 8,332 722
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,385 319,090 8,332 722
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 9,592 285,407 8,701 647
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.2% 11.8% -4.2% 11.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 9,595 285,407 8,701 647
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
6.2%
6.3%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.6%
22.6%
24.3%
22.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.7%
14.4%
25.4%
26.5%
Female persons, percent
49.8%
49.8%
50.5%
49.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.2%
86.8%
86.7%
95.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.7%
4.3%
0.4%
1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
1.0%
10.5%
1.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
4.8%
0.3%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
3.0%
2.0%
1.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.6%
7.4%
3.3%
3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
89.3%
80.6%
84.7%
91.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 451 15,395 691 51
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.8% 7.7% 1.4% 0.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3,997 134,986 4,974 405
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 64.2% 60.0% 73.2% 72.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $135,900 $167,900 $89,300 $120,300
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,138 $1,378 $1,057 $1,025
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $555 $533 $423 $429
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $690 $822 $478 $555
Building permits, 2019 10 1,887 17 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 3,657 122,646 3,674 292
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.22 2.42 2.25 2.21
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 81.6% 78.6% 88.0% 79.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 5.6% 11.2% 5.2% 2.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 90.9% 92.3% 82.1% 85.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 84.9% 86.0% 71.7% 82.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 95.8% 93.5% 91.2% 92.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 34.5% 38.8% 21.7% 24.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 6.0% 7.3% 7.5% 7.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.1%
8.0%
12.4%
13.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 72.2% 71.4% 65.4% 68.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 69.4% 68.4% 60.0% 61.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,538 598,262 3,533 0
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 31,697 2,364,812 24,244 0
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 217,557 5,963,290 6,399 0
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 63,388 3,139,666 150,988 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 69,563 4,322,640 82,227 8,002
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,281 $14,733 $9,591 $11,837
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 18.7 19.1 17.5 12.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $62,623 $58,009 $49,752 $50,682
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $27,192 $30,929 $27,372 $28,701
Persons in poverty, percent
13.9%
12.4%
13.4%
15.0%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 244 8,659 250 28
Total employment, 2018 3,393 143,596 1,783 229
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 103,385 6,131,897 53,110 11,530
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -5.1% 3.3% -7.6% -2.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 644 22,126 693 90
All firms, 2012 727 25,691 742 38
Men-owned firms, 2012 386 13,181 376 F
Women-owned firms, 2012 212 8,943 144 F
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F 2,153 F F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 681 22,447 701 36
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 65 2,557 131 F
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 624 21,671 569 33
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 21.7 340.8 7.9 0.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 442.92 837.55 1,108.35 713.24
FIPS Code 31179 31109 31107 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.

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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