Beatrice, NE

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
21,654
0.24% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
3.31% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,035
9.15% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$155,600
17.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Beatrice, NE had a population of 21.7k people with a median age of 42.9 and a median household income of $60,035. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Beatrice, NE declined from 21,706 to 21,654, a −0.24% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,000 to $60,035, a 9.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Beatrice, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.2%), White (Hispanic) (2.39%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.693%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.586%).

None of the households in Beatrice, 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.

99.3% of the residents in Beatrice, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Beatrice, NE was $155,600, and the homeownership rate was 70.7%.

Most people in Beatrice, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Beatrice, NE was 2 cars per household.

Beatrice, NE borders Lincoln, NE.

Population & Diversity

Beatrice, NE is home to a population of 21.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.68% of Beatrice, NE residents were born outside of the country (364 people).

In 2022, there were 39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Beatrice, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 517 White (Hispanic) and 414 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Beatrice, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Beatrice, NE was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Beatrice, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.2k ± 61
  2. White (Hispanic)
    517 ± 125
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    414 ± 114
3.1%
Hispanic Population
671 people

In 2022, there were 39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.2k people) in Beatrice, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 517 White (Hispanic) and 414 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.1% of the people in Beatrice, NE are hispanic (671 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.68%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
364 people
1.86%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
404 people

As of 2022, 1.68% of Beatrice, NE residents (364 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 Beatrice, NE was 1.86%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    366 ± 98
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    228 ± 95
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    166 ± 65

Beatrice, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Beatrice, NE employs 10.8k people. The largest industries in Beatrice, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,912 people), Manufacturing (1,787 people), and Retail Trade (1,217 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($88,357), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,607), and Transportation & Warehousing ($66,172).

Occupations

10.8k
2022 Value
± 571
−2.44%
1 Year decline
± 7.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beatrice, NE declined at a rate of −2.44%, from 11.1k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Beatrice, NE, are Production Occupations (1,234 people), Management Occupations (1,199 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,033 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Beatrice, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.8k
2022 Value
± 571
−2.44%
1 Year decline
± 7.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Beatrice, NE declined at a rate of −2.44%, from 11.1k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Beatrice, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,912 people), Manufacturing (1,787 people), and Retail Trade (1,217 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Beatrice, NE, though some of these residents may live in Beatrice, 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

$47,197
Median earning men ± $3,060
$32,218
Median earning women ± $2,179

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($85,038), Wholesale Trade ($62,045), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,136).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,810), Construction ($60,500), and Wholesale Trade ($57,935).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Nebraska.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 183
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 163
    Manufacturing
  3. 162
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Nebraska went to Donald J. Trump with 58.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.12%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Beatrice, NE was $155,600 in 2022, which is 0.552 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $132,600 to $155,600, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Beatrice, NE is 70.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Beatrice, NE have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Beatrice, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Beatrice, NE is $60,035. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Beatrice, NE was Sarpy County, NE with a value of $95,911, followed by Washington County, NE and Cass County, NE, with respective values of $89,671 and $87,673.

Property

$155,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,450
$6,469
Median Property Taxes
±$394

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 Beatrice, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.7%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.7% of the housing units in Beatrice, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Beatrice, NE was Sarpy County, NE with a value of $95,911, followed by Washington County, NE and Cass County, NE, with respective values of $89,671 and $87,673.

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

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Household Income

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$60,035
Median Household Income
± $4,191
9.15k
Number of Households
± 534

In 2022, the median household income of the 9.15k households in Beatrice, NE grew to $60,035 from the previous year's value of $55,000.

The following chart displays the households in Beatrice, 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 Beatrice, 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 (83.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.07%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.99%)

In 2022, 83.3% of workers in Beatrice, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.07%) and those who worked at home (6.99%).

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

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Beatrice, NE have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.29% of the workforce in Beatrice, 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 Beatrice, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Beatrice, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Beatrice, NE (2.84k out of 21.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

93.6% of the population of Beatrice, NE has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 13.7% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Nebraska see 1309 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0763% decrease from the previous year (1310 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1259 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 341 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,309 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Nebraska

Primary care physicians in Nebraska see an average of 1,309 patients per year. This represents a 0.0763% decrease from the previous year (1,310 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.7% were men and 49.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.42%
Uninsured
47.8%
Employer Coverage
13.7%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
1.67%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Beatrice, NE declined by 4.64% from 6.73% to 6.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Beatrice, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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