Chase County, NE

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Population

3,803

6.35% decline

Poverty Rate

8.02%


Median Age

44.4


Median Household Income

$54,568

2% growth

Number of Employees

2,007

1.76% decline

Median Property Value

$109,900

14.6% growth

About

In 2017, Chase County, NE had a population of 3.8k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $54,568. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chase County, NE declined from 4,061 to 3,803, a -6.35% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,496 to $54,568, a 2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chase County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.9%), White (Hispanic) (10.3%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.526%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.184%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.0526%). N/A% of the people in Chase County, NE speak a non-English language, and 92.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Chase County, NE is $109,900, and the homeownership rate is 80.5%. Most people in Chase County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Chase County, NE is 3 cars per household.

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 Chase County, NE employs 2.01k people. The largest industries in Chase County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (467 people), Retail Trade (330 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (202 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,100), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,200), and Construction ($58,523).

Median household income in Chase County, NE is $54,568. Males in Chase County, 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 Chase County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,568

2017 value

± $3,526

2%

1 Year Growth

± 9.56%

Households in Chase County, NE have a median annual income of $54,568, 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 $53,496 in 2016, which represents a 2% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Nebraska by number of full-time 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 Chase County, 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 9619

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chase County, NE was Census Tract 9619 with a value of $54,568, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.02% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chase County, NE (297 out of 3.7k 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 Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    291 ± 83

  2. Hispanic

    82 ± 64

  3. Two Or More

    5 ± 46

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

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

2.01k

2017 Value

± 207

-1.76%

1 Year decline

± 14.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chase County, NE declined at a rate of -1.76%, from 2.04k employees to 2.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chase County, NE, are Management Occupations (377 people), Sales & Related Occupations (239 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (211 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chase County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chase County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (377 people), Sales & Related Occupations (239 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (211 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chase County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.5 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.18 times), and Management Occupations (1.84 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chase County, NE, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($80,417), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($80,417), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.01k

2017 Value

± 207

-1.76%

1 Year decline

± 14.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chase County, NE declined at a rate of -1.76%, from 2.04k employees to 2.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chase County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (467 people), Retail Trade (330 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (202 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chase County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Chase County, 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 Chase County, NE, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (467 people), Retail Trade (330 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (202 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chase County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (19.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.47 times), and Retail Trade (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chase County, NE, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,100), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,200), and Construction ($58,523).

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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

88.7% of the population of Chase County, NE has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 6.56% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 30.6% on non-group plans, and 0.482% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chase County, NE see 3956 patients per year on average, which represents a 98.9% increase from the previous year (1989 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1968 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

3,956 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Chase County, NE see an average of 3,956 patients per year. This represents a 98.9% increase from the previous year (1,989 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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

11.3%

Uninsured

35.9%

Employer Coverage

6.56%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

30.6%

Non-Group

0.482%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chase County, NE declined by 21.4% from 14.4% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Chase County, 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

Chase County, NE is home to a population of 3.8k people, from which 92.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.94% of Chase County, NE residents were born outside of the country (302 people).

In 2017, there were 8.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.38k people) in Chase County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 392 White (Hispanic) and 20 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chase County, NE was 44.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Chase County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Chase County, NE residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.94%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

302 people

9.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

376 people

As of 2017, 7.94% of Chase County, NE residents (302 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 Chase County, NE was 9.26%, 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

92.4%

2017 Citizenship

91%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.4% of Chase County, NE residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chase County, NE was 91%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chase County, NE

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    3.38k ± 146

  2. White (Hispanic)

    392 ± 173

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    20 ± 21

In 2017, there were 8.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.38k people) in Chase County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 392 White (Hispanic) and 20 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    103 ± 29

  2. Korea

    60 ± 32

  3. World War II

    27 ± 21

Chase County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chase County, NE was $109,900 in 2017, which is 0.478 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $95,900 to $109,900, a 14.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Chase County, NE is 80.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chase County, NE have an average commute time of 11.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chase County, NE is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$109,900

2017 Median

± $10,326

$95,900

2016 Median

± $7,786

In 2017, the median property value in Chase County, NE grew to to $109,900 from the previous year's value of $95,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chase County, 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 Chase County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$54,568

Median Household Income

± $3,526

1.67k

Number of Households

± 183

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.67k households in Chase County, NE grew to $54,568 from the previous year's value of $53,496.

The following chart displays the households in Chase 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.5%

2017 Homeownership

79.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.5% of the housing units in Chase County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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

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Commute Time

11.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chase County, NE have a shorter commute time (11.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.807% of the workforce in Chase County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.6%

  2. Worked At Home

    10.8%

  3. Carpooled

    4.89%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chase County, NE was Drove Alone (76.6%), followed by those who Worked At Home (10.8%) and those who Carpooled (4.89%).

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

3 cars

Average Number

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

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