Loup County, NE

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Population

537

0.923% decline

Median Age

52.8


Median Household Income

$58,625

3.3% growth

Poverty Rate

8.94%


Number of Employees

295

0.673% decline

Median Property Value

$159,100

33.1% growth

About

In 2017, Loup County, NE had a population of 537 people with a median age of 52.8 and a median household income of $58,625. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Loup County, NE declined from 542 to 537, a -0.923% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,750 to $58,625, a 3.3% increase.

The population of Loup County, NE is 99.6% White Alone, 0.372% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 0% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Loup County, NE speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Loup County, NE is $159,100, and the homeownership rate is 81.6%. Most people in Loup County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Loup County, NE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Loup County, NE employs 295 people. The largest industries in Loup County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (126 people), Educational Services (33 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (26 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($60,833), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,833), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,750).

Median household income in Loup County, NE is $58,625. Males in Loup 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 Loup County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,625

2017 value

± $6,306

3.3%

1 Year Growth

± 13.3%

Households in Loup County, NE have a median annual income of $58,625, 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 $56,750 in 2016, which represents a 3.3% 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 Loup 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 9728

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Loup County, NE was Census Tract 9728 with a value of $58,625, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.94% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Loup County, NE (48 out of 537 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    48 ± 34

  2. Black

    0 ± 46

  3. Native American

    0 ± 46

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

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

295

2017 Value

± 61

-0.673%

1 Year decline

± 29.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Loup County, NE declined at a rate of -0.673%, from 297 employees to 295 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Loup County, NE, are Management Occupations (102 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (33 people), and Transportation Occupations (28 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Loup County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Loup County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (102 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (33 people), and Transportation Occupations (28 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Loup County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (16.6 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (3.4 times), and Transportation Occupations (2.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Loup County, NE, by median earnings, are Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($85,417), Personal Care & Service Occupations ($77,778), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,375).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

295

2017 Value

± 61

-0.673%

1 Year decline

± 29.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Loup County, NE declined at a rate of -0.673%, from 297 employees to 295 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Loup County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (126 people), Educational Services (33 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (26 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Loup County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Loup 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 Loup County, NE, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (126 people), Educational Services (33 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (26 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Loup County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (36.1 times higher than expected), Transportation & Warehousing (2.07 times), and Information (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Loup County, NE, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($60,833), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,833), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($58,750).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Health

93.1% of the population of Loup County, NE has health coverage, with 33.1% on employee plans, 7.26% on Medicaid, 16.9% on Medicare, 33.7% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Loup County, NE see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Loup County, NE see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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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%).

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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

6.89%

Uninsured

33.1%

Employer Coverage

7.26%

Medicaid

16.9%

Medicare

33.7%

Non-Group

2.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Loup County, NE declined by 25.3% from 9.23% to 6.89%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Loup 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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Diversity

Loup County, NE is home to a population of 537 people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0% of Loup County, NE residents were born outside of the country (0 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Loup County, NE is composed of 535 White Alone residents (99.6%), 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.372%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%), and 0 Hispanic or Latino residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Loup County, NE was 52.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Loup County, NE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Loup County, NE residents was 51.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0 people

0%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

0 people

As of 2017, 0% of Loup County, NE residents (0 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 Loup County, NE was 0%, 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

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Loup County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Loup County, NE was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    535 ± 55

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    2 ± 5

  3. Two or More Races

    0 ± 12.7

In 2017, there were 268 times more White Alone residents (535 people) in Loup County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 0 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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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 Loup County, 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 Loup County, NE was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Loup County, 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

    31 ± 17

  2. Korea

    5 ± 10

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    2 ± 10

Loup County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 6.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Loup County, NE was $159,100 in 2017, which is 0.731 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,500 to $159,100, a 33.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Loup County, NE is 81.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Loup County, NE have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Loup County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$58,625

Median Household Income

± $6,306

245

Number of Households

± 39

In 2017, the median household income of the 245 households in Loup County, NE grew to $58,625 from the previous year's value of $56,750.

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Housing

Property Value

$159,100

2017 Median

± $58,598

$119,500

2016 Median

± $33,425

In 2017, the median property value in Loup County, NE grew to to $159,100 from the previous year's value of $119,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Loup 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 Loup County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $250k - $300k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

81.6%

2017 Homeownership

81%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 81.6% of the housing units in Loup County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Loup County, 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 Loup County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Loup County, NE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Loup County, NE have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.91% of the workforce in Loup County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    57.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    33%

  3. Walked

    4.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Loup County, NE was Drove Alone (57.3%), followed by those who Worked At Home (33%) and those who Walked (4.87%).

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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