Thurston County, NE

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2022 Population
6,716
1.32% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
28.1
2.18% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19%
7.51% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,459
12.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$90,000
14.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,698
0.443% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Thurston County, NE had a population of 6.72k people with a median age of 28.1 and a median household income of $63,459. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Thurston County, NE declined from 6,806 to 6,716, a −1.32% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,223 to $63,459, a 12.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Thurston County, NE are American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (54.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.49%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (2.32%).

None of the households in Thurston County, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Thurston County, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Thurston County, NE are Little Priest Tribal College (23 degrees awarded in 2022) and Nebraska Indian Community College (13 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Thurston County, NE was $90,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.9%.

Most people in Thurston County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20 minutes. The average car ownership in Thurston County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Thurston County, NE is home to a population of 6.72k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.74% of Thurston County, NE residents were born outside of the country (117 people).

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.64k people) in Thurston County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 167 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Thurston County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Thurston County, NE was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Thurston County, NE
  1. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    3.64k ± 47
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.3k ± 24
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    167 ± 59.4
7.88%
Hispanic Population
529 people

In 2022, there were 1.58 times more American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.64k people) in Thurston County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 167 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.88% of the people in Thurston County, NE are hispanic (529 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Thurston County, NE as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
117 people
1.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
116 people

As of 2022, 1.74% of Thurston County, NE residents (117 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Thurston County, NE was 1.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    99 ± 34
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    40 ± 22
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    34 ± 14

Thurston County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Thurston County, NE employs 2.7k people. The largest industries in Thurston County, NE are Public Administration (470 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (425 people), and Educational Services (333 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($54,583), Other Services Except Public Administration ($47,000), and Finance & Insurance ($46,406).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.7k
2022 Value
± 162
−0.443%
1 Year decline
± 8.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Thurston County, NE declined at a rate of −0.443%, from 2.71k employees to 2.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Thurston County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (372 people), Management Occupations (344 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (225 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Thurston County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.7k
2022 Value
± 162
−0.443%
1 Year decline
± 8.24%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Thurston County, NE declined at a rate of −0.443%, from 2.71k employees to 2.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Thurston County, NE, are Public Administration (470 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (425 people), and Educational Services (333 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Thurston County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Thurston County, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,215
Median earning men ± $2,260
$37,679
Median earning women ± $3,082

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,125), Wholesale Trade ($56,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,167).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($53,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,583), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($46,875).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 34
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 31
    Manufacturing
  3. 29
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Thurston County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 50.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.989%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing the state of Nebraska. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Thurston County, NE awarded 36 degrees. The student population of Thurston County, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 247 male students and 435 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Thurston County, NE are American Indian or Alaska Native (35 and 97.2%), followed by Two or More Races (1 and 2.78%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Black or African American (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Thurston County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Little Priest Tribal College (23 and 63.9%) and Nebraska Indian Community College (13 and 36.1%).

The most popular majors in Thurston County, NE are Liberal Arts & Sciences (18 and 50%), General Business (6 and 16.7%), and Kindergarten & Preschool Education (3 and 8.33%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 682 students enrolled in Thurston County, NE, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in American Indian or Alaska Native with 495 records, of which 64.6% were women and 35.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 18 degrees awarded
  2. 6 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Thurston County, NE was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 18 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Little Priest Tribal College with 23 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 5 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Thurston County, NE, which is 0.161 times less than the 31 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was American Indian or Alaska Native students. These 35 degrees mean that there were 35 times more degrees awarded to American Indian or Alaska Native students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,065) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,090) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Thurston County, NE was $90,000 in 2022, which is 0.319 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $78,300 to $90,000, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Thurston County, NE is 60.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Thurston County, NE have an average commute time of 20 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Thurston County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 21.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Thurston County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.65%.

Property

$90,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,744
$1,214
Median Property Taxes
±$98

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Thurston County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

60.9%
Homeownership
2022
65%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.9% of the housing units in Thurston County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 60.2%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9402
  2. Census Tract 9401

The following map shows all of the tracts in Thurston County, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$63,459
Median Household Income
± $4,069
1.99k
Number of Households
± 138

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.99k households in Thurston County, NE grew to $63,459 from the previous year's value of $56,223.

The following chart displays the households in Thurston County, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Thurston County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.43%)

In 2022, 75% of workers in Thurston County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (5.43%).

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Commute Time

20 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Thurston County, NE have a shorter commute time (20 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.69% of the workforce in Thurston County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Thurston County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Thurston County, NE have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 21.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Thurston County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.65%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Thurston County, NE (1.25k out of 6.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Thurston County, NE is Native American, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 25% of the children was living in poverty in Thurston County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 61.7 in Thurston County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 61.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

82.4% of the population of Thurston County, NE has health coverage, with 38.8% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 9.74% on Medicare, 7.38% on non-group plans, and 1.62% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Thurston County, NE see 1445 patients per year on average, which represents a 20.9% decrease from the previous year (1826 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1444 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 289 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,445 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Thurston County, NE

Primary care physicians in Thurston County, NE see an average of 1,445 patients per year. This represents a 20.9% decrease from the previous year (1,826 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Thurston County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 37.5% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 29.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.6%
Uninsured
38.8%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
9.74%
Medicare
7.38%
Non-Group
1.62%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Thurston County, NE declined by 2.25% from 18% to 17.6%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 125 in Thurston County, NE.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 45.6% in Thurston County, NE.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.9% in Thurston County, NE.

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