McPherson County, NE

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2022 Population
456
4% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
56.3
0.357% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.68%
4.06% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,250
8.37% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$105,300
3.75% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, McPherson County, NE had a population of 456 people with a median age of 56.3 and a median household income of $58,250. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of McPherson County, NE declined from 475 to 456, a −4% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,750 to $58,250, a 8.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (98.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.877%), Other (Hispanic) (0.658%), White (Hispanic) (0%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0%).

None of the households in McPherson County, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.8% of the residents in McPherson County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in McPherson County, NE was $105,300, and the homeownership rate was 76.7%.

Most people in McPherson County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in McPherson County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

McPherson County, NE is home to a population of 456 people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.439% of McPherson County, NE residents were born outside of the country (2 people).

In 2022, there were 112 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (449 people) in McPherson County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of McPherson County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in McPherson County, NE was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in McPherson County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    449 ± 78
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4 ± 4.24
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    3 ± 4
0.658%
Hispanic Population
3 people

In 2022, there were 112 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (449 people) in McPherson County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.658% of the people in McPherson County, NE are hispanic (3 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

0.439%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2 people
0.421%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2 people

As of 2022, 0.439% of McPherson County, NE residents (2 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McPherson County, NE was 0.421%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11 ± 17
  2. World War II
    3 ± 3
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    2 ± 14

McPherson County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of McPherson County, NE employs 252 people. The largest industries in McPherson County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (75 people), Educational Services (42 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (41 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($49,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,625), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,625).

Occupations

252
2022 Value
± 73
−2.7%
1 Year decline
± 41.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McPherson County, NE declined at a rate of −2.7%, from 259 employees to 252 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McPherson County, NE, are Management Occupations (77 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (52 people), and Transportation Occupations (27 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McPherson County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

252
2022 Value
± 73
−2.7%
1 Year decline
± 41.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in McPherson County, NE declined at a rate of −2.7%, from 259 employees to 252 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McPherson County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (75 people), Educational Services (42 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (41 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McPherson County, NE, though some of these residents may live in McPherson County, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$29,896
Median earning men ± $14,007
$22,833
Median earning women ± $11,195

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($80,938), Other Services Except Public Administration ($45,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,417), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($43,000), and Retail Trade ($25,417).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.25%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.03M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 2.25% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.87%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 4
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 3
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in McPherson County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 91.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (5.63%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.31%).

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts 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.

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

US Senators from Nebraska

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Senator from Nebraska1
  1. Deb Fischer
    Assumed office on January 3, 2013
  2. Pete Ricketts
    Assumed office on January 12, 2023
    Appointed to the seat on January 12, 2023 following the resignation of Ben Sasse.

Deb Fischer and Pete Ricketts are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

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

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.09% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.952% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (381k), Some college (364k), and Bachelors Degree (309k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McPherson County, NE was $105,300 in 2022, which is 0.374 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $109,400 to $105,300, a 3.75% decrease. The homeownership rate in McPherson County, NE is 76.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in McPherson County, NE have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in McPherson County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$105,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$31,796
$148
Median Property Taxes
±$38

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McPherson County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in McPherson County, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.7%
Homeownership
2022
71.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.7% of the housing units in McPherson County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.1%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9579
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$58,250
Median Household Income
± $12,583
193
Number of Households
± 44

In 2022, the median household income of the 193 households in McPherson County, NE grew to $58,250 from the previous year's value of $53,750.

The following chart displays the households in McPherson 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McPherson County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2021 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2022, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0995% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (63.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (21.4%)
  3. Walked (8.33%)

In 2022, 63.1% of workers in McPherson County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (21.4%) and those who walked to work (8.33%).

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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Commute Time

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McPherson County, NE have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in McPherson County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

7.68% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McPherson County, NE (35 out of 456 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McPherson County, 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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Health

96.5% of the population of McPherson County, NE has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 25% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.32% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.8% were men and 46.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.5% under 18 years, 10.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 53.8% were men and 46.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.51%
Uninsured
39.9%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
25%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
1.32%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in McPherson County, NE declined by 1.96% from 3.58% to 3.51%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36% in McPherson County, NE.

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