Lincoln County, NE

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2020 Population
35,042
0.627% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Ben Sasse
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
41.5
0.973% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.55%
3.57% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,995
0.334% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$153,200
9.9% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
17,475
0.359% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Lincoln County, NE had a population of 35k people with a median age of 41.5 and a median household income of $59,995. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lincoln County, NE declined from 35,263 to 35,042, a −0.627% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,795 to $59,995, a 0.334% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lincoln County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.2%), White (Hispanic) (6.21%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.76%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.982%).

None of the households in Lincoln 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% of the residents in Lincoln County, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NE are Mid-Plains Community College (377 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Lincoln County, NE was $153,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.5%.

Most people in Lincoln County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lincoln County, NE was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lincoln County, NE is home to a population of 35k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.04% of Lincoln County, NE residents were born outside of the country (1.06k people).

In 2020, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.6k people) in Lincoln County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.18k White (Hispanic) and 615 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
98.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Lincoln County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.6k ± 50
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.18k ± 308
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    615 ± 195
9.13%
Hispanic Population
3.2k people

In 2020, there were 14 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.6k people) in Lincoln County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.18k White (Hispanic) and 615 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.13% of the people in Lincoln County, NE are hispanic (3.2k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    50,860 ± 5,463 people
  2. Guatemala
    8,846 ± 2,304 people
  3. India
    6,901 ± 2,036 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 50,860 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,846 and India with 6,901.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.04%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.06k people
2.82%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
996 people

As of 2020, 3.04% of Lincoln County, NE residents (1.06k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lincoln County, NE was 2.82%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    954 ± 150
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    466 ± 168
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    307 ± 138

Lincoln County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lincoln County, NE employs 17.5k people. The largest industries in Lincoln County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,773 people), Transportation & Warehousing (2,399 people), and Retail Trade (2,259 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,768), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,624), and Transportation & Warehousing ($66,419).

Males in Nebraska have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,710. The income inequality in Nebraska (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

17.5k
2020 Value
± 918
−0.359%
1 Year decline
± 7.18%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lincoln County, NE declined at a rate of −0.359%, from 17.5k employees to 17.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lincoln County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,001 people), Management Occupations (1,740 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,301 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lincoln County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

17.5k
2020 Value
± 918
−0.359%
1 Year decline
± 7.18%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lincoln County, NE declined at a rate of −0.359%, from 17.5k employees to 17.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lincoln County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,773 people), Transportation & Warehousing (2,399 people), and Retail Trade (2,259 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lincoln County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Lincoln 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

$49,103
Median earning men ± $2,318
$27,854
Median earning women ± $2,709

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,462), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,303), and Public Administration ($61,671).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,351), Manufacturing ($36,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,008).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Nebraska. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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. 447
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 303
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 231
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $234k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $91.5k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. $69.8k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $25.7B
  2. $15.7B
  3. $13B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Meat/seafood with $25.7B, followed by Live animals/fish ($15.7B) and Cereal grains ($13B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nebraska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$153B
2020 Value in Nebraska
$285B
Projected 2050 Value in Nebraska
86.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $153B. This is expected to increase 86.9% to $285B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nebraska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $11.7B
  2. $8.57B
  3. $7.11B

In 2020, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $11.7B, followed by Kansas with $8.57B and Texas and $7.11B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lincoln County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 76.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.01%).

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse 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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Deb Fischer
Senator from Nebraska1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013
Ben Sasse
Senator from Nebraska2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse are the senators currently representing Nebraska.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Nebraska over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Nebraska

Nebraska is currently represented by 3 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Nebraska have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Lincoln County, NE awarded 377 degrees. The student population of Lincoln County, NE in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 791 male students and 1,284 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lincoln County, NE are White (314 and 85.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (31 and 8.42%), Two or More Races (9 and 2.45%), and Black or African American (7 and 1.9%).

The largest universities in Lincoln County, NE by number of degrees awarded are Mid-Plains Community College (377 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lincoln County, NE are Liberal Arts & Sciences (176 and 46.7%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (32 and 8.49%), and General Business Administration & Management (31 and 8.22%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 2,075 students enrolled in Lincoln County, NE, 38.1% men and 61.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,743 records, of which 61.9% were women and 38.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 176 degree-majors awarded
  2. 21 degree-majors awarded
  3. 19 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lincoln County, NE was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 176 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lincoln County, NE according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
377 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mid-Plains Community College with 377 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 195 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lincoln County, NE, which is 1.07 times more than the 182 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 314 degrees mean that there were 10.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 31 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($480) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.858% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.835% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (379k), Some college (365k), and Bachelors Degree (295k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lincoln County, NE was $153,200 in 2020, which is 0.667 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $139,400 to $153,200, a 9.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Lincoln County, NE is 67.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lincoln County, NE have an average commute time of 14.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lincoln County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lincoln County, NE is $59,995. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lincoln County, NE was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $85,214, followed by Census Tract 9598 and Census Tract 9597, with respective values of $77,188 and $71,309.

In 2021, 11.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln County, NE. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.68%.

Property

$153,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,385
$9,962
Median Property Taxes
±$661

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

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

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Rent vs Own

67.5%
Homeownership
2020
61.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67.5% of the housing units in Lincoln County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9606
  2. Census Tract 9598
  3. Census Tract 9597

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lincoln County, NE was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $85,214, followed by Census Tract 9598 and Census Tract 9597, with respective values of $77,188 and $71,309.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,995
Median Household Income
± $4,621
14.8k
Number of Households
± 840

In 2020, the median household income of the 14.8k households in Lincoln County, NE grew to $59,995 from the previous year's value of $59,795.

The following chart displays the households in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, NE is from Nebraska.
0.441
2020 Wage GINI in Nebraska
0.444
2019 Wage GINI in Nebraska

In 2020, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.441 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.534% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.2%)
  2. Carpooled (7.05%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.68%)

In 2020, 86.2% of workers in Lincoln County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.05%) and those who worked at home (2.68%).

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

14.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lincoln County, NE have a shorter commute time (14.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.872% of the workforce in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lincoln County, NE have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 11.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lincoln County, NE. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 2.68%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.55% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lincoln County, NE (3.26k out of 34.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lincoln County, NE is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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 2021, 13.1% of the children was living in poverty in Lincoln County, NE. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 274 in Lincoln County, NE. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 95.5 per 100,000 population.

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90.6% of the population of Lincoln County, NE has health coverage, with 51% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.83% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Nebraska was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NE see 2070 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (1857 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1397 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 371 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Nebraska, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,070 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lincoln County, NE

Primary care physicians in Lincoln County, NE see an average of 2,070 patients per year. This represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (1,857 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Nebraska across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 17.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.42%
Uninsured
51%
Employer Coverage
10.2%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
1.83%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lincoln County, NE grew by 0.568% from 9.37% to 9.42%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lincoln County, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45 in Lincoln County, NE.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 40.5% in Lincoln County, NE.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.77% in Lincoln County, NE.

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