Saunders County, NE

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2022 Population
22,374
1.66% 1-year growth
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
0.493% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.67%
0.495% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$84,474
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$220,600
20% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Saunders County, NE had a population of 22.4k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $84,474. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Saunders County, NE grew from 22,008 to 22,374, a 1.66% increase and its median household income grew from $76,485 to $84,474, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Saunders County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (94%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), White (Hispanic) (1.06%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.948%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.568%).

None of the households in Saunders 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.

99.6% of the residents in Saunders County, NE are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Saunders County, NE was $220,600, and the homeownership rate was 80.6%.

Most people in Saunders County, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Saunders County, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Saunders County, NE is home to a population of 22.4k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.2% of Saunders County, NE residents were born outside of the country (268 people).

In 2022, there were 37.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21k people) in Saunders County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 555 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 237 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Saunders County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Saunders County, NE was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Saunders County, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21k ± 151
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    555 ± 166
  3. White (Hispanic)
    237 ± 84
2.42%
Hispanic Population
541 people

In 2022, there were 37.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21k people) in Saunders County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 555 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 237 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.42% of the people in Saunders County, NE are hispanic (541 people).

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Foreign-Born Population

1.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
268 people
0.795%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
175 people

As of 2022, 1.2% of Saunders County, NE residents (268 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 Saunders County, NE was 0.795%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    401 ± 96
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    395 ± 170
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    196 ± 57

Saunders County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Saunders County, NE employs 11.8k people. The largest industries in Saunders County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,639 people), Manufacturing (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,267 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,125), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,794), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,167).

Occupations

11.8k
2022 Value
± 580
2.75%
1 Year growth
± 6.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Saunders County, NE grew at a rate of 2.75%, from 11.5k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saunders County, NE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,476 people), Management Occupations (1,382 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,055 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saunders County, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.8k
2022 Value
± 580
2.75%
1 Year growth
± 6.74%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Saunders County, NE grew at a rate of 2.75%, from 11.5k employees to 11.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saunders County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,639 people), Manufacturing (1,411 people), and Retail Trade (1,267 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saunders County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Saunders 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

$58,080
Median earning men ± $4,262
$37,218
Median earning women ± $2,961

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($95,192), Information ($78,125), and Wholesale Trade ($77,000).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($56,100), Manufacturing ($52,596), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,339).

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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. 146
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 116
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 99
    Construction

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Saunders County, NE went to Donald J. Trump with 71.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.32%).

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 Saunders County, NE was $220,600 in 2022, which is 0.783 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $183,800 to $220,600, a 20% increase. The homeownership rate in Saunders County, NE is 80.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Saunders County, NE have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Saunders County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Saunders County, NE is $84,474. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Saunders County, NE was Census Tract 9681 with a value of $98,229, followed by Census Tract 9682 and Census Tract 9685, with respective values of $85,761 and $83,188.

Property

$220,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,071
$7,082
Median Property Taxes
±$389

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

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Rent vs Own

80.6%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.6% of the housing units in Saunders County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 79.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9681
  2. Census Tract 9682
  3. Census Tract 9685

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saunders County, NE was Census Tract 9681 with a value of $98,229, followed by Census Tract 9682 and Census Tract 9685, with respective values of $85,761 and $83,188.

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

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Household Income

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$84,474
Median Household Income
± $4,859
8.79k
Number of Households
± 478

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.79k households in Saunders County, NE grew to $84,474 from the previous year's value of $76,485.

The following chart displays the households in Saunders 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 Saunders 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 (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.85%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.91%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Saunders County, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.85%) and those who worked at home (7.91%).

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saunders County, NE have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Saunders 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 Saunders County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Saunders County, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.67% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saunders County, NE (1.47k out of 22.1k 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 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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

95.6% of the population of Saunders County, NE has health coverage, with 60.1% on employee plans, 5.97% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.89% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Saunders County, NE see 2158 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (2130 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3132 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3132 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,158 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Saunders County, NE

Primary care physicians in Saunders County, NE see an average of 2,158 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (2,130 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.4% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 39.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.38%
Uninsured
60.1%
Employer Coverage
5.97%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.89%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saunders County, NE declined by 6.53% from 4.68% to 4.38%.

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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 Saunders County, NE.

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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 34.1% in Saunders County, NE.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.1% in Saunders County, NE.

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