Dawes County, NE

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2022 Population
8,279
1.24% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.3
2.92% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13%
6.83% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,760
3.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$142,100
7.81% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,373
1.46% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Dawes County, NE had a population of 8.28k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $53,760. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dawes County, NE declined from 8,383 to 8,279, a −1.24% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,925 to $53,760, a 3.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dawes County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.51%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.34%).

None of the households in Dawes 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 Dawes County, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dawes County, NE are Chadron State College (520 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Dawes County, NE was $142,100, and the homeownership rate was 63.2%.

Most people in Dawes County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Dawes County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dawes County, NE is home to a population of 8.28k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.435% of Dawes County, NE residents were born outside of the country (36 people).

In 2022, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.06k people) in Dawes County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 282 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Dawes County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dawes County, NE was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dawes County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.06k ± 23
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    282 ± 106
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    215 ± 196
5.77%
Hispanic Population
478 people

In 2022, there were 25 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.06k people) in Dawes County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 282 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 215 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.77% of the people in Dawes County, NE are hispanic (478 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    46,527 ± 5,232 people
  2. Guatemala
    10,472 ± 2,506 people
  3. India
    6,505 ± 1,977 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 46,527 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 10,472 and India with 6,505.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.435%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
36 people
0.549%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
46 people

As of 2022, 0.435% of Dawes County, NE residents (36 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 Dawes County, NE was 0.549%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    141 ± 55
  2. Korea
    99 ± 58
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    57 ± 40

Dawes County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dawes County, NE employs 4.37k people. The largest industries in Dawes County, NE are Educational Services (1,195 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (602 people), and Retail Trade (466 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,161), Transportation & Warehousing ($70,161), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,083).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,834. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.37k
2022 Value
± 506
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 15.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dawes County, NE grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 4.31k employees to 4.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dawes County, NE, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (720 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (508 people), and Management Occupations (441 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dawes County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.37k
2022 Value
± 506
1.46%
1 Year growth
± 15.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dawes County, NE grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 4.31k employees to 4.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dawes County, NE, are Educational Services (1,195 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (602 people), and Retail Trade (466 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dawes County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Dawes 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

$39,412
Median earning men ± $2,907
$25,804
Median earning women ± $3,443

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,040), Public Administration ($60,345), and Manufacturing ($53,011).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,865), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,085), and Public Administration ($37,344).

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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. 107
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 59
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 55
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dawes County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 71.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.62%).

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

In 2022, universities in Dawes County, NE awarded 520 degrees. The student population of Dawes County, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 801 male students and 1,459 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dawes County, NE are White (411 and 80.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (52 and 10.2%), Black or African American (18 and 3.54%), and Two or More Races (12 and 2.36%).

The largest universities in Dawes County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Chadron State College (520 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dawes County, NE are General Business Administration & Management (112 and 21.5%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (55 and 10.6%), and Other Educational Administration & Supervision (33 and 6.35%).

The median tuition cost in Dawes County, NE for a public four year colleges is $5,208 for in-state students and $5,208 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,260 students enrolled in Dawes County, NE, 35.4% men and 64.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,792 records, of which 67% were women and 33% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dawes County, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 80 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
520 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chadron State College with 520 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 194 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dawes County, NE, which is 0.595 times less than the 326 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 411 degrees mean that there were 7.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 52 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($5,208) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,146) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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 Dawes County, NE was $142,100 in 2022, which is 0.504 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $131,800 to $142,100, a 7.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Dawes County, NE is 63.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dawes County, NE have an average commute time of 13.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dawes County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dawes County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.53%.

Property

$142,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,096
$2,202
Median Property Taxes
±$309

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 Dawes County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.2%
Homeownership
2022
63.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.2% of the housing units in Dawes County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9506
  2. Census Tract 9507

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

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Household Income

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$53,760
Median Household Income
± $5,529
3.48k
Number of Households
± 428

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.48k households in Dawes County, NE grew to $53,760 from the previous year's value of $51,925.

The following chart displays the households in Dawes 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 Dawes 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 (69.9%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.25%)

In 2022, 69.9% of workers in Dawes County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (9.25%).

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

13.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dawes County, NE have a shorter commute time (13.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.899% of the workforce in Dawes 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 Dawes County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dawes County, NE have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dawes County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.53%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dawes County, NE (964 out of 7.43k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dawes 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16% of the children was living in poverty in Dawes County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 144 in Dawes County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Dawes County, NE has health coverage, with 49.3% on employee plans, 8.46% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 18% on non-group plans, and 1.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dawes County, NE see 1227 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.45% decrease from the previous year (1245 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 929 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 380 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,227 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dawes County, NE

Primary care physicians in Dawes County, NE see an average of 1,227 patients per year. This represents a 1.45% decrease from the previous year (1,245 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.5% under 18 years, 28.4% between 18 and 34 years, 31.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.55%
Uninsured
49.3%
Employer Coverage
8.46%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
18%
Non-Group
1.69%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dawes County, NE declined by 12% from 9.72% to 8.55%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 34.1% in Dawes County, NE.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in Dawes County, NE.

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