Seward County, NE

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2022 Population
17,644
0.222% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
6.77%
4.39% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,677
7.83% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$208,700
18.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,342
0.15% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Seward County, NE had a population of 17.6k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $79,677. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Seward County, NE grew from 17,605 to 17,644, a 0.222% increase and its median household income grew from $73,892 to $79,677, a 7.83% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Seward County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%), White (Hispanic) (1.35%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.912%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.663%).

None of the households in Seward 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.

99.7% of the residents in Seward County, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seward County, NE are Concordia University-Nebraska (651 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Seward County, NE was $208,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Seward County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Seward County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Seward County, NE is home to a population of 17.6k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.998% of Seward County, NE residents were born outside of the country (176 people).

In 2022, there were 55.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Seward County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 301 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 239 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Seward County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Seward 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 Seward County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    16.7k ± 15
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    301 ± 60.9
  3. White (Hispanic)
    239 ± 68
2.69%
Hispanic Population
475 people

In 2022, there were 55.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Seward County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 301 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 239 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.69% of the people in Seward County, NE are hispanic (475 people).

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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

0.998%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
176 people
1.16%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
205 people

As of 2022, 0.998% of Seward County, NE residents (176 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 Seward County, NE was 1.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    319 ± 90
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    243 ± 72
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    159 ± 64

Seward County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Seward County, NE employs 9.34k people. The largest industries in Seward County, NE are Educational Services (1,443 people), Manufacturing (1,379 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,103 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($80,098), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,973), and Utilities ($67,778).

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

9.34k
2022 Value
± 517
0.15%
1 Year growth
± 7.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Seward County, NE grew at a rate of 0.15%, from 9.33k employees to 9.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seward County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (905 people), and Management Occupations (895 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seward County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.34k
2022 Value
± 517
0.15%
1 Year growth
± 7.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Seward County, NE grew at a rate of 0.15%, from 9.33k employees to 9.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seward County, NE, are Educational Services (1,443 people), Manufacturing (1,379 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,103 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seward County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Seward 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

$55,393
Median earning men ± $2,760
$31,521
Median earning women ± $2,900

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($80,000), Public Administration ($65,625), and Manufacturing ($65,571).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($69,808), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,000), and Manufacturing ($59,408).

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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. 149
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 124
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 107
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Seward County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 71% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.34%).

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 Seward County, NE awarded 651 degrees. The student population of Seward County, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,323 male students and 1,724 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seward County, NE are White (425 and 66.9%), followed by Unknown (119 and 18.7%), Hispanic or Latino (39 and 6.14%), and Black or African American (28 and 4.41%).

The largest universities in Seward County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Concordia University-Nebraska (651 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Seward County, NE are Curriculum & Instruction (137 and 21%), General Business (58 and 8.91%), and General Educational Leadership & Administration (43 and 6.61%).

The median tuition cost in Seward County, NE for private four year colleges is $37,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Seward County, NE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 90.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,047 (43.4% men and 56.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,047 students enrolled in Seward County, NE, 43.4% men and 56.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,044 records, of which 59.1% were women and 40.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 39 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Seward County, NE was General Business with 39 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
651 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Concordia University-Nebraska with 651 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 219 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seward County, NE, which is 0.507 times less than the 432 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 425 degrees mean that there were 3.57 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 119 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($37,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($720) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

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 Seward County, NE was $208,700 in 2022, which is 0.74 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $176,400 to $208,700, a 18.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Seward County, NE is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Seward County, NE have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Seward County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Seward County, NE is $79,677. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Seward County, NE was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $84,219, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $81,760 and $78,993.

In 2022, 9.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Seward County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.602%.

Property

$208,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,092
$4,785
Median Property Taxes
±$322

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.8% of the housing units in Seward County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603
  2. Census Tract 9601
  3. Census Tract 9604

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seward County, NE was Census Tract 9603 with a value of $84,219, followed by Census Tract 9601 and Census Tract 9604, with respective values of $81,760 and $78,993.

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Household Income

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$79,677
Median Household Income
± $3,632
6.58k
Number of Households
± 402

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.58k households in Seward County, NE grew to $79,677 from the previous year's value of $73,892.

The following chart displays the households in Seward 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 Seward 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 (78.1%)
  2. Carpooled (9.94%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.56%)

In 2022, 78.1% of workers in Seward County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.94%) and those who worked at home (5.56%).

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seward County, NE have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.792% of the workforce in Seward County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Seward County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.602%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seward County, NE (1.1k out of 16.3k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Seward 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, 6.1% of the children was living in poverty in Seward County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 56.6 in Seward County, NE. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 18.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.7% of the population of Seward County, NE has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 6.55% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Seward County, NE see 1920 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.208% decrease from the previous year (1924 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2148 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 573 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,920 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Seward County, NE

Primary care physicians in Seward County, NE see an average of 1,920 patients per year. This represents a 0.208% decrease from the previous year (1,924 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Seward 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 26.6% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.5% were men and 48.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.25%
Uninsured
59.5%
Employer Coverage
6.55%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seward County, NE declined by 0.927% from 5.3% to 5.25%.

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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 35.2% in Seward 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 6.74% in Seward County, NE.

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