South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE

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2022 Population
116,452
0.0721% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.6
0.804% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
2.93% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,724
6.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$179,000
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
56,240
0.14% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE had a population of 116k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $66,724. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE declined from 116,536 to 116,452, a −0.0721% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,430 to $66,724, a 6.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), Other (Hispanic) (3.36%), White (Hispanic) (3.09%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.44%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.13%).

7.41% of the households in South Central Nebraska PUMA, 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.

97.4% of the residents in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE are University of Nebraska at Kearney (181215) (1,385 degrees awarded in 2022) and Hastings College (226 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was $179,000, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%.

Most people in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE is home to a population of 116k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.33% of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE residents were born outside of the country (5.04k people).

In 2022, there were 25.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.91k Other (Hispanic) and 3.59k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE are Spanish (6,211 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (377 households), and Vietnamese (365 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
58,311
Women
50%
58,341
Men
50%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 116,652 inhabitants, with 50% men, and 50% women.

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Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    101k ± 228
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3.91k ± 455
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.59k ± 594
9.07%
Hispanic Population
10.6k people

In 2022, there were 25.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.91k Other (Hispanic) and 3.59k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.07% of the people in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE are hispanic (10.6k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,251 ± 1,154 people
  2. Guatemala
    421 ± 503 people
  3. Vietnam
    395 ± 487 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was Mexico, the natal country of 2,251 South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE residents, followed by Guatemala with 421 and Vietnam with 395.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.33%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.04k people
4.19%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.88k people

As of 2022, 4.33% of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE residents (5.04k 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 South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was 4.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    6,211 households (5.68%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    377 households (0.345%)
  3. Vietnamese
    365 households (0.334%)

7.41% of the households in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was Spanish. 5.68% of the households in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,378 ± 247
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,130 ± 204
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    721 ± 129

South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE employs 56.2k people. The largest industries in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE are Elementary & secondary schools (4,105 people), Construction (3,289 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,114 people), and the highest paying industries are Support activities for mining ($233,175), Waste management & remediation services ($204,553), and Farm supplies merchant wholesalers ($123,959).

Males in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,021. The income inequality in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
27,266
Women
47.6%
29,970
Men
52.4%

The workforce of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE in 2020 was 57,236 people, with 47.6% woman, and 52.4% men.

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Occupations

56.2k
2022 Value
−0.14%
1 Year decline
± −0.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE declined at a rate of −0.14%, from 56.3k employees to 56.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,629 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,524 people), and Registered nurses (1,456 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

56.2k
2022 Value
−0.14%
1 Year decline
± −0.14%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE declined at a rate of −0.14%, from 56.3k employees to 56.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,105 people), Construction (3,289 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,114 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE, though some of these residents may live in South Central Nebraska PUMA, 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

$47,550
Median earning men ± $1,088
$31,823
Median earning women ± $1,509

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,699), and Public Administration ($59,912).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($50,742), Public Administration ($47,153), and Manufacturing ($40,846).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% 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 10.9%.

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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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE awarded 1,611 degrees. The student population of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,518 male students and 4,459 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE are White (1,281 and 83.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (165 and 10.8%), Two or More Races (35 and 2.28%), and Black or African American (30 and 1.96%).

The largest universities in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE by number of degrees awarded are University of Nebraska at Kearney (181215) (1,385 and 86%) and Hastings College (226 and 14%).

The most popular majors in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE are General Business Administration & Management (183 and 11.4%), General Biological Sciences (135 and 8.38%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (123 and 7.64%).

The median tuition costs in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE are $32,600 for private four year colleges, and $6,270 and $13,650 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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Measure

In 2022 in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 6,977 (36.1% men and 63.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 6,977 students enrolled in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE, 36.1% men and 63.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,261 records, of which 66.1% were women and 33.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 109 degrees awarded
  2. 62 degrees awarded
  3. 166 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was Elementary Education & Teaching with 109 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,385 degrees awarded
  2. 226 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Nebraska at Kearney (181215) with 1,385 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 601 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE, which is 0.595 times less than the 1,010 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 1,281 degrees mean that there were 7.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 165 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 ($32,600) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,980) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($712) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.36% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.463% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE in 2022 were Some college (24.4k), High School or Equivalent (23.8k), and Bachelors Degree (17.5k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was $179,000 in 2022, which is 0.635 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $158,000 to $179,000, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE is 70.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE is $66,724. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was Douglas County--Omaha City (Southwest) PUMA, NE with a value of $96,862, followed by Sarpy County--Bellevue City PUMA, NE and Douglas County--Omaha City (Northwest) PUMA, NE, with respective values of $95,911 and $92,250.

Property

$179,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,031
$33,064
Median Property Taxes
±$949

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.5% of the housing units in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was Douglas County--Omaha City (Southwest) PUMA, NE with a value of $96,862, followed by Sarpy County--Bellevue City PUMA, NE and Douglas County--Omaha City (Northwest) PUMA, NE, with respective values of $95,911 and $92,250.

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Household Income

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$66,724
Median Household Income
± $1,698
46.9k
Number of Households
± 1,206

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.9k households in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE grew to $66,724 from the previous year's value of $62,430.

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Wage Distribution

0.448
2022 Wage GINI in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE

In 2022, the income inequality in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.14% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Carpooled (9.36%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.98%)

In 2022, 82% of workers in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.36%) and those who worked at home (4.98%).

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE (12.8k out of 112k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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Health

93.3% of the population of South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE has health coverage, with 50.5% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.49% 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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.69%
Uninsured
50.5%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
1.49%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Central Nebraska PUMA, NE declined by 1.38% from 6.78% to 6.69%.

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