Chadron, NE

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Population

5,704

1.52% decline

Median Age

27.9


Median Household Income

$44,773

12.7% growth

Poverty Rate

15.1%


Number of Employees

3,105

1.58% decline

Median Property Value

$117,500

2.35% growth

About

In 2017, Chadron, NE had a population of 5.7k people with a median age of 27.9 and a median household income of $44,773. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chadron, NE declined from 5,792 to 5,704, a -1.52% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,740 to $44,773, a 12.7% increase.

The population of Chadron, NE is 79.9% White Alone, 6.03% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.31% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Chadron, NE speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chadron, NE are Chadron State College (559 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Chadron, NE is $117,500, and the homeownership rate is 51.6%. Most people in Chadron, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Chadron, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chadron, NE employs 3.11k people. The largest industries in Chadron, NE are Educational Services (756 people), Accommodation & Food Services (480 people), and Retail Trade (449 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($69,071), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,909), and Finance & Insurance ($60,909).

Median household income in Chadron, NE is $44,773. Males in Chadron, 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 Chadron, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,773

2017 value

± $12,034

12.7%

1 Year Growth

± 31.6%

Households in Chadron, NE have a median annual income of $44,773, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,740 in 2016, which represents a 12.7% 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 Chadron, 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 9507

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chadron, NE was Census Tract 9507 with a value of $48,372, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chadron, NE (721 out of 4.78k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    531 ± 190

  2. Native American

    153 ± 112

  3. Hispanic

    40 ± 97

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chadron, NE is White, followed by Native American 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.11k

2017 Value

± 416

-1.58%

1 Year decline

± 19.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chadron, NE declined at a rate of -1.58%, from 3.16k employees to 3.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chadron, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (414 people), Sales & Related Occupations (399 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (386 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chadron, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chadron, NE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (414 people), Sales & Related Occupations (399 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (386 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Chadron, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.29 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.99 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chadron, NE, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($181,062), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($180,360), and Management Occupations ($56,080).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.11k

2017 Value

± 416

-1.58%

1 Year decline

± 19.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chadron, NE declined at a rate of -1.58%, from 3.16k employees to 3.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chadron, NE, are Educational Services (756 people), Accommodation & Food Services (480 people), and Retail Trade (449 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chadron, NE, though some of these residents may live in Chadron, 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 Chadron, NE, by number of employees, are Educational Services (756 people), Accommodation & Food Services (480 people), and Retail Trade (449 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Chadron, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.62 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.63 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chadron, NE, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($69,071), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,909), and Finance & Insurance ($60,909).

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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. $24.1B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $11.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.1B, followed by Meat/seafood ($20.7B) and Live animals/fish ($11.6B).

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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$149B

2015 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

53.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Nebraska trade was $149B. This is expected to increase 53.9% 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. $12.4B

  2. $9.12B

  3. $8.39B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $12.4B, followed by Kansas with $9.12B and California and $8.39B.

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

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Health

86.8% of the population of Chadron, NE has health coverage, with 42.8% on employee plans, 5.21% on Medicaid, 7.42% on Medicare, 29.8% on non-group plans, and 1.56% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chadron, NE see 1339 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.45% increase from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1358 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 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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1,339 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Nebraska see an average of 1,339 patients per year. This represents a 0.45% increase from the previous year (1,333 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Nebraska in comparison to neighboring states.

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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

13.2%

Uninsured

42.8%

Employer Coverage

5.21%

Medicaid

7.42%

Medicare

29.8%

Non-Group

1.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chadron, NE declined by 11.9% from 15% to 13.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chadron, 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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Chadron, NE is home to a population of 5.7k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Chadron, NE residents were born outside of the country (212 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chadron, NE is composed of 4.56k White Alone residents (79.9%), 344 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.03%), 246 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.31%), 233 Two or More Races residents (4.08%), 195 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (3.42%), 75 Black or African American Alone residents (1.31%), 45 Asian Alone residents (0.789%), and 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.158%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chadron, NE are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.7

25

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chadron, NE was 27.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 25. But people in Chadron, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Chadron, NE residents was 27.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    212 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Chadron, NE residents (212 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chadron, NE was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Chadron, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chadron, NE was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    4.56k ± 124

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    344 ± 104

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    246 ± 196

In 2017, there were 13.2 times more White Alone residents (4.56k people) in Chadron, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 344 Hispanic or Latino and 246 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Chadron, NE as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Chadron, NE citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Chadron, NE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Chadron, NE are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    116 ± 62

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    79 ± 59

  3. World War II

    63 ± 65

Chadron, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Chadron, NE awarded 559 degrees. The student population of Chadron, NE is skewed towards women, with 1,222 male students and 1,755 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chadron, NE are White (454 and 82.4%), followed by Unknown (35 and 6.35%), Hispanic or Latino (28 and 5.08%), and Black or African American (15 and 2.72%).

The largest universities in Chadron, NE by number of degrees awarded are Chadron State College (559 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chadron, NE are General Business Administration & Management (159 and 28.4%), Elementary Education & Teaching (43 and 7.69%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (32 and 5.72%).

The median tuition costs in Chadron, NE are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,480 and $4,508 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chadron, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 101 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

559 degrees awarded

$4,480

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Chadron, NE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chadron State College with 559 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

219

Degrees Awarded to Men

340

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 219 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chadron, NE, which is 0.644 times less than the 340 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

    454 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    35 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Chadron, NE were to White students. These 454 degrees mean that there were 13 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chadron, NE was $117,500 in 2017, which is 0.54 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,800 to $117,500, a 2.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Chadron, NE is 51.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chadron, NE have an average commute time of 11.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chadron, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$44,773

Median Household Income

± $12,034

2.18k

Number of Households

± 350

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.18k households in Chadron, NE grew to $44,773 from the previous year's value of $39,740.

The following chart displays the households in Chadron, 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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Housing

Property Value

$117,500

2017 Median

± $17,448

$114,800

2016 Median

± $19,594

In 2017, the median property value in Chadron, NE grew to to $117,500 from the previous year's value of $114,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chadron, 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 Chadron, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Chadron, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chadron, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

51.6%

2017 Homeownership

50.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.6% of the housing units in Chadron, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 50.4%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chadron, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chadron, NE have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

11.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chadron, NE have a shorter commute time (11.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.23% of the workforce in Chadron, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74%

  2. Walked

    14.7%

  3. Carpooled

    7.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chadron, NE was Drove Alone (74%), followed by those who Walked (14.7%) and those who Carpooled (7.7%).

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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