Furnas County, NE

County

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Population
4,786
0.582% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
Median Age
46.5

Poverty Rate
10.9%

Median Household Income
$47,989
10.6% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$68,800
5.36% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
2,384
0.418% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Furnas County, NE had a population of 4.79k people with a median age of 46.5 and a median household income of $47,989. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Furnas County, NE declined from 4,814 to 4,786, a -0.582% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,400 to $47,989, a 10.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Furnas County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), White (Hispanic) (2.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), Other (Hispanic) (0.878%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.397%). NaNk% of the people in Furnas County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Furnas County, NE is $68,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.9%. Most people in Furnas County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13 minutes. The average car ownership in Furnas County, NE is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nebraska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Nebraska went to Donald J. Trump with 82.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (13%), followed by Other (4.91%). The most partisan county was Keya Paha County, NE with 96% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse 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.

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

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Nebraska
82.1% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Nebraska
  1. 96% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 91.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 90.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Nebraska was Keya Paha County, NE with 96% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Nebraska colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Nebraska

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Deb Fischer
Senator from Nebraska1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Sasse
Senator from Nebraska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Nebraska over time, colored by their political party.

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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 Furnas County, NE have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Furnas County, NE is home to a population of 4.79k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.92% of Furnas County, NE residents were born outside of the country (92 people).

In 2018, there were 34.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.49k people) in Furnas County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 129 White (Hispanic) and 74 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Furnas County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.49k ± 5
  2. White (Hispanic)
    129 ± 43
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    74 ± 17.5
3.97%
Hispanic Population
190 people

In 2018, there were 34.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.49k people) in Furnas County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 129 White (Hispanic) and 74 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.97% of the people in Furnas County, NE are hispanic (190 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.92%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
92 people
1.62%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
78 people

As of 2018, 1.92% of Furnas County, NE residents (92 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Furnas County, NE was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

47
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 11.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Furnas County, NE was 46.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Furnas County, NE are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Furnas County, NE residents was 46.

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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

99.1%
2018 Citizenship
99%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.1% of Furnas County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Furnas County, NE was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    126 ± 37
  2. Korea
    52 ± 23
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    36 ± 22

Furnas County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Furnas County, NE is $47,989. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Furnas County, NE was Census Tract 9639 with a value of $47,989, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

The economy of Furnas County, NE employs 2.38k people. The largest industries in Furnas County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (405 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (267 people), and Retail Trade (237 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($107,917), Information ($61,875), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,688).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,989
2018 value
± $2,055
10.6%
1 Year Growth
± 7.99%

Households in Furnas County, NE have a median annual income of $47,989, 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 $43,400 in 2017, which represents a 10.6% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,849
Average Male Salary in Nebraska
± $2,084
$42,865
Average Female Salary in Nebraska
± $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 in Nebraska
  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 in Nebraska.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Nebraska by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Furnas County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.446
2017 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.447
2016 Wage GINI in Nebraska

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 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Nebraska across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9639
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Furnas County, NE was Census Tract 9639 with a value of $47,989, 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 Furnas County, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Furnas County, NE (507 out of 4.67k 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 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

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
    446 ± 73
  2. Hispanic
    38 ± 51
  3. Other
    26 ± 49

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

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

2.38k
2018 Value
± 174
-0.418%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Furnas County, NE declined at a rate of -0.418%, from 2.39k employees to 2.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Furnas County, NE, are Management Occupations (363 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (273 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (170 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Furnas County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Furnas County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (363 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (273 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (170 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Furnas County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.43 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.33 times), and Management Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Furnas County, NE, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,344), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,375), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($55,156).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.38k
2018 Value
± 174
-0.418%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Furnas County, NE declined at a rate of -0.418%, from 2.39k employees to 2.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Furnas County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (405 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (267 people), and Retail Trade (237 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Furnas County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Furnas 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 Furnas County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (405 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (267 people), and Retail Trade (237 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Furnas County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.88 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.88 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Furnas County, NE, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($107,917), Information ($61,875), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,688).

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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 in Nebraska
$229B
Projected 2045 Value in Nebraska
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Furnas County, NE was $68,800 in 2018, which is 0.3 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $65,300 to $68,800, a 5.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Furnas County, NE is 71.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Furnas County, NE have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Furnas County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$68,800
2018 Median
± $7,633
$65,300
2017 Median
± $5,786

In 2018, the median property value in Furnas County, NE grew to to $68,800 from the previous year's value of $65,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Furnas 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 Furnas County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$47,989
Median Household Income
± $2,055
2.14k
Number of Households
± 161

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.14k households in Furnas County, NE grew to $47,989 from the previous year's value of $43,400.

The following chart displays the households in Furnas 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.9%
2018 Homeownership
71.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 71.9% of the housing units in Furnas County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

13 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Furnas County, NE have a shorter commute time (13 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.269% of the workforce in Furnas County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    79.1%
  2. Carpooled
    10.3%
  3. Worked At Home
    4.99%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Furnas County, NE was Drove Alone (79.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Worked At Home (4.99%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

93.2% of the population of Furnas County, NE has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 17.2% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Furnas County, NE see 1621 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.491% decrease from the previous year (1629 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4787 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

1,621 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Furnas County, NE

Primary care physicians in Furnas County, NE see an average of 1,621 patients per year. This represents a 0.491% decrease from the previous year (1,629 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Furnas 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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Nebraska
$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

6.76%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
10.6%
Medicaid
17.2%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Furnas County, NE declined by 15.8% from 8.03% to 6.76%.

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

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

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