Keith County, NE

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2022 Population
8,303
0.108% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
49.1
1.01% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.9%
8.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,511
9.59% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$158,900
18.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Keith County, NE had a population of 8.3k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $59,511. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Keith County, NE declined from 8,312 to 8,303, a −0.108% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,303 to $59,511, a 9.59% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Keith County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (89%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.85%), Other (Hispanic) (2.52%), White (Hispanic) (2.14%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Keith 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.

98.9% of the residents in Keith County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Keith County, NE was $158,900, and the homeownership rate was 74%.

Most people in Keith County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14 minutes. The average car ownership in Keith County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Keith County, NE is home to a population of 8.3k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.72% of Keith County, NE residents were born outside of the country (226 people).

In 2022, there were 31.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.39k people) in Keith County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 237 Two+ (Hispanic) and 209 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Keith County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Keith County, NE was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Keith County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.39k ± 11
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    237 ± 107
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    209 ± 135
7.72%
Hispanic Population
641 people

In 2022, there were 31.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.39k people) in Keith County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 237 Two+ (Hispanic) and 209 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.72% of the people in Keith County, NE are hispanic (641 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.72%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
226 people
3.22%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
268 people

As of 2022, 2.72% of Keith County, NE residents (226 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 Keith County, NE was 3.22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    205 ± 82
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    85 ± 57
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    70 ± 54

Keith County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Keith County, NE employs 4.06k people. The largest industries in Keith County, NE are Retail Trade (728 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (471 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (433 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($94,271), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($90,227), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($85,074).

Occupations

4.06k
2022 Value
± 358
1.4%
1 Year growth
± 11.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Keith County, NE grew at a rate of 1.4%, from 4k employees to 4.06k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Keith County, NE, are Sales & Related Occupations (695 people), Management Occupations (647 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (345 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Keith County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.06k
2022 Value
± 358
1.4%
1 Year growth
± 11.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Keith County, NE grew at a rate of 1.4%, from 4k employees to 4.06k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Keith County, NE, are Retail Trade (728 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (471 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (433 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Keith County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Keith 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

$49,740
Median earning men ± $6,691
$29,716
Median earning women ± $2,776

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,524), Retail Trade ($67,054), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,719).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($40,429), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($38,958), and Wholesale Trade ($37,609).

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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. 109
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 73
    Retail Trade
  3. 62
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Keith County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 81.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.31%).

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.

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Keith County, NE was $158,900 in 2022, which is 0.564 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $134,500 to $158,900, a 18.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Keith County, NE is 74%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Keith County, NE have an average commute time of 14 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Keith County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Keith County, NE is $59,511. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Keith County, NE was Census Tract 3 with a value of $64,145, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $63,287 and $49,318.

Property

$158,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,671
$2,797
Median Property Taxes
±$271

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

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Rent vs Own

74%
Homeownership
2022
60.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74% of the housing units in Keith County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 1

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Keith County, NE was Census Tract 3 with a value of $64,145, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 1, with respective values of $63,287 and $49,318.

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

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Household Income

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$59,511
Median Household Income
± $3,813
3.78k
Number of Households
± 329

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.78k households in Keith County, NE grew to $59,511 from the previous year's value of $54,303.

The following chart displays the households in Keith 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 Keith 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 (84.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.01%)
  3. Carpooled (4.16%)

In 2022, 84.1% of workers in Keith County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.01%) and those who carpooled to work (4.16%).

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

14 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Keith County, NE have a shorter commute time (14 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.653% of the workforce in Keith 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 Keith County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Keith County, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Keith County, NE (978 out of 8.2k 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 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

93.4% of the population of Keith County, NE has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 19.7% on Medicare, 21.8% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Keith County, NE see 1339 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.15% increase from the previous year (1337 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1597 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 887 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,339 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Keith County, NE

Primary care physicians in Keith County, NE see an average of 1,339 patients per year. This represents a 0.15% increase from the previous year (1,337 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Keith 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 22% under 18 years, 13.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 27% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

6.58%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
11.7%
Medicaid
19.7%
Medicare
21.8%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Keith County, NE declined by 19.5% from 8.18% to 6.58%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Keith County, NE.

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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 35.4% in Keith County, NE.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.2% in Keith County, NE.

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