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Wheeler County, Nebraska; Lancaster County, Nebraska; Otoe County, Nebraska

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Wheeler County, Nebraska
Lancaster County, Nebraska
Otoe County, Nebraska
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 783 319,090 16,012
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 783 319,090 16,012
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 818 285,407 15,740
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -4.3% 11.8% 1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 818 285,407 15,740
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
6.2%
6.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.2%
22.6%
24.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
28.5%
14.4%
19.8%
Female persons, percent
49.2%
49.8%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.7%
86.8%
95.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.0%
4.3%
1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
1.0%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
4.8%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
3.0%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.5%
7.4%
8.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
96.4%
80.6%
88.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 47 15,395 1,251
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 0.6% 7.7% 4.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 584 134,986 7,232
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 70.6% 60.0% 72.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $89,000 $167,900 $134,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $917 $1,378 $1,295
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $540 $533 $502
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $444 $822 $662
Building permits, 2019 0 1,887 24
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 357 122,646 6,452
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.30 2.42 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 90.4% 78.6% 88.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 1.0% 11.2% 6.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 86.3% 92.3% 85.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 71.7% 86.0% 77.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 95.2% 93.5% 91.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 17.3% 38.8% 21.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 10.4% 7.3% 9.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.4%
8.0%
8.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 66.6% 71.4% 67.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 52.9% 68.4% 64.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 243 598,262 13,864
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0 2,364,812 66,886
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0 5,963,290 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 3,139,666 239,389
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 4,322,640 202,505
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) NA $14,733 $12,860
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 18.8 19.1 21.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $52,083 $58,009 $54,828
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $27,832 $30,929 $29,229
Persons in poverty, percent
14.0%
12.4%
9.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 20 8,659 476
Total employment, 2018 109 143,596 4,772
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 2,198 6,131,897 163,959
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -2.7% 3.3% -1.2%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 84 22,126 1,252
All firms, 2012 41 25,691 1,679
Men-owned firms, 2012 F 13,181 726
Women-owned firms, 2012 F 8,943 552
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F 2,153 76
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 33 22,447 1,537
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 F 2,557 167
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 36 21,671 1,339
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 1.4 340.8 25.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 575.18 837.55 615.63
FIPS Code 31183 31109 31131
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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