Seward, NE

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Population

7,124

0.126% decline

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Median Age

33.9


Median Household Income

$60,589

1.22% decline

Number of Employees

3,593

1.9% growth

Median Property Value

$146,700

1.95% growth

About

In 2017, Seward, NE had a population of 7.12k people with a median age of 33.9 and a median household income of $60,589. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Seward, NE declined from 7,133 to 7,124, a -0.126% decrease and its median household income declined from $61,338 to $60,589, a -1.22% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Seward, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.9%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), White (Hispanic) (1.45%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.25%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.983%). N/A% of the people in Seward, NE speak a non-English language, and 98.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seward, NE are Concordia University-Nebraska (724 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Seward, NE is $146,700, and the homeownership rate is 63.6%. Most people in Seward, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Seward, NE is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Seward, NE employs 3.59k people. The largest industries in Seward, NE are Educational Services (541 people), Manufacturing (523 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (522 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($58,894), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,606), and Wholesale Trade ($51,375).

Median household income in Seward, NE is $60,589. Males in Seward, NE have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,865. The income inequality in Seward, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,589

2017 value

± $4,772

-1.22%

1 Year Growth

± 10%

Households in Seward, NE have a median annual income of $60,589, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,338 in 2016, which represents a -1.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,849

Average Male Salary

± $2,084

$42,865

Average Female Salary

± $1,555

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $46,766 ± $9,518

  2. White

    $44,931 ± $1,266

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $34,147 ± $19,585

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Seward, NE is from Nebraska.

0.446

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.189% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9603

  2. Census Tract 9602

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seward, NE was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $65,651, followed by Census Tract 9602 and N/A, with respective values of $54,883 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seward, NE (710 out of 6.11k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    649 ± 148

  2. Two Or More

    57 ± 65

  3. Black

    4 ± 65

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Seward, NE is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.59k

2017 Value

± 290

1.9%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seward, NE grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 3.53k employees to 3.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seward, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (410 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (354 people), and Management Occupations (343 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seward, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Seward, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (410 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (354 people), and Management Occupations (343 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Seward, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.86 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.63 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Seward, NE, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($85,750), Protective Service Occupations ($71,354), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,088).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.59k

2017 Value

± 290

1.9%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seward, NE grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 3.53k employees to 3.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seward, NE, are Educational Services (541 people), Manufacturing (523 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (522 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seward, NE, though some of these residents may live in Seward, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Seward, NE, by number of employees, are Educational Services (541 people), Manufacturing (523 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (522 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Seward, NE has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.62 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.44 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Seward, NE, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($58,894), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,606), and Wholesale Trade ($51,375).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.4B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.4B, followed by Meat/seafood ($22.4B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($12.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nebraska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$162B

2020 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

41.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $162B. This is expected to increase 41.8% to $229B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nebraska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.3B

  2. $10B

  3. $9.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $13.3B, followed by Kansas with $10B and California and $9.14B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.1% of the population of Seward, NE has health coverage, with 65.8% on employee plans, 5.48% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Seward, NE was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Seward, NE see 1426 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.53% decrease from the previous year (1559 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1920 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 823 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.5%). Additionally, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,426 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Seward County, NE see an average of 1,426 patients per year. This represents a 8.53% decrease from the previous year (1,559 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,536

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,964

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,956

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nebraska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.43%, from $8,133 to $8,412.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.91%

Uninsured

65.8%

Employer Coverage

5.48%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seward, NE declined by 8.65% from 5.37% to 4.91%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Seward, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.5% prevalence

  2. 14.8% prevalence

  3. 13.5% prevalence

Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska, at 16.5%.

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Diversity

Seward, NE is home to a population of 7.12k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.24% of Seward, NE residents were born outside of the country (231 people).

In 2017, there were 54.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.69k people) in Seward, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 122 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 103 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Seward, NE was 33.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Seward, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Seward, NE residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

231 people

3.46%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

247 people

As of 2017, 3.24% of Seward, NE residents (231 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Seward, NE was 3.46%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    47,787 ± 5,299 people

  2. Guatemala

    8,331 ± 2,236 people

  3. Vietnam

    6,596 ± 1,990 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 47,787 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,331 and Vietnam with 6,596.

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Citizenship

98.4%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.4% of Seward, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Seward, NE was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Seward, NE

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    6.69k ± 99

  2. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    122 ± 46.8

  3. White (Hispanic)

    103 ± 74

In 2017, there were 54.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.69k people) in Seward, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 122 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) and 103 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    108 ± 47

  2. Korea

    41 ± 31

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    33 ± 29

Seward, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Seward, NE awarded 724 degrees. The student population of Seward, NE is skewed towards women, with 1,021 male students and 1,499 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seward, NE are White (423 and 58.4%), followed by Unknown (194 and 26.8%), Hispanic or Latino (50 and 6.91%), and Black or African American (45 and 6.22%).

The largest universities in Seward, NE by number of degrees awarded are Concordia University-Nebraska (724 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Seward, NE are General Business (83 and 11.5%), Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (79 and 10.9%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (75 and 10.4%).

The median tuition costs in Seward, NE are $30,400 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 75 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 51 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Seward, NE was General Educational Leadership & Administration with 75 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Masters Degree from schools in Seward, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

724 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$30,400

Median Private

In 2017, the Seward, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Concordia University-Nebraska with 724 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

216

Degrees Awarded to Men

508

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 216 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seward, NE, which is 0.425 times less than the 508 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    423 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    194 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    50 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Seward, NE were to White students. These 423 degrees mean that there were 2.18 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 194 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seward, NE was $146,700 in 2017, which is 0.639 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,900 to $146,700, a 1.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Seward, NE is 63.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Seward, NE have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Seward, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$146,700

2017 Median

± $7,244

$143,900

2016 Median

± $7,117

In 2017, the median property value in Seward, NE grew to to $146,700 from the previous year's value of $143,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Seward, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Seward, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$60,589

Median Household Income

± $4,772

2.63k

Number of Households

± 241

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.63k households in Seward, NE declined from $60,589 from the previous year's value of $61,338.

The following chart displays the households in Seward, 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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Seward, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Seward, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

63.6%

2017 Homeownership

64.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.6% of the housing units in Seward, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Seward, NE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seward, NE have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.53% of the workforce in Seward, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Carpooled

    9.72%

  3. Walked

    7.82%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Seward, NE was Drove Alone (76.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.72%) and those who Walked (7.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Seward, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seward, NE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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