Gosper County, NE

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2022 Population
1,873
3.42% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.9
4.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.54%
30.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$76,583
9.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$192,100
10.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Gosper County, NE had a population of 1.87k people with a median age of 48.9 and a median household income of $76,583. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Gosper County, NE grew from 1,811 to 1,873, a 3.42% increase and its median household income grew from $69,886 to $76,583, a 9.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gosper County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), White (Hispanic) (3.68%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.28%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.534%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.481%).

None of the households in Gosper 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.

98.7% of the residents in Gosper County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Gosper County, NE was $192,100, and the homeownership rate was 82.7%.

Most people in Gosper County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Gosper County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Gosper County, NE is home to a population of 1.87k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.03% of Gosper County, NE residents were born outside of the country (38 people).

In 2022, there were 25.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.75k people) in Gosper County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69 White (Hispanic) and 24 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Gosper County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Gosper County, NE was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gosper County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.75k ± 167
  2. White (Hispanic)
    69 ± 40
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    24 ± 17.5
4.32%
Hispanic Population
81 people

In 2022, there were 25.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.75k people) in Gosper County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 69 White (Hispanic) and 24 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.32% of the people in Gosper County, NE are hispanic (81 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
38 people
2.32%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
42 people

As of 2022, 2.03% of Gosper County, NE residents (38 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 Gosper County, NE was 2.32%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    35 ± 23
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    19 ± 13
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    8 ± 12

Gosper County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.84 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Gosper County, NE employs 917 people. The largest industries in Gosper County, NE are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (216 people), Educational Services (119 people), and Retail Trade (106 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($90,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,938), and Educational Services ($57,566).

Occupations

917
2022 Value
± 111
6.13%
1 Year growth
± 16.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gosper County, NE grew at a rate of 6.13%, from 864 employees to 917 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gosper County, NE, are Management Occupations (154 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (111 people), and Production Occupations (87 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gosper County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

917
2022 Value
± 111
6.13%
1 Year growth
± 16.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Gosper County, NE grew at a rate of 6.13%, from 864 employees to 917 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gosper County, NE, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (216 people), Educational Services (119 people), and Retail Trade (106 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gosper County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Gosper 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

$47,037
Median earning men ± $8,540
$45,223
Median earning women ± $10,832

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($109,167), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($86,250), and Retail Trade ($77,946).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($82,574), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,566), and Public Administration ($52,857).

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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. 24
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 17
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 14
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Gosper County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 79.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.894%).

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 Gosper County, NE was $192,100 in 2022, which is 0.681 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $173,400 to $192,100, a 10.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Gosper County, NE is 82.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Gosper County, NE have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Gosper County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$192,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$33,679
$621
Median Property Taxes
±$95

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 Gosper County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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

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Rent vs Own

82.7%
Homeownership
2022
57.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.7% of the housing units in Gosper County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9676
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$76,583
Median Household Income
± $8,773
751
Number of Households
± 102

In 2022, the median household income of the 751 households in Gosper County, NE grew to $76,583 from the previous year's value of $69,886.

The following chart displays the households in Gosper 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gosper 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 (68.3%)
  2. Carpooled (21.3%)
  3. Other (4.48%)

In 2022, 68.3% of workers in Gosper County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (21.3%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (4.48%).

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gosper County, NE have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Gosper 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 Gosper County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gosper County, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.54% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gosper County, NE (120 out of 1.84k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

88.5% of the population of Gosper County, NE has health coverage, with 45.9% on employee plans, 6.9% on Medicaid, 21.4% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.6% were men and 47.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.5% under 18 years, 14.3% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.6% were men and 47.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
45.9%
Employer Coverage
6.9%
Medicaid
21.4%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
2.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gosper County, NE grew by 64.2% from 7.02% to 11.5%.

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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 34.9% in Gosper County, NE.

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