Chadron, NE

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2022 Population
5,255
2.25% 1-year decline
US Senator
Deb Fischer
Republican Party
US Senator
Pete Ricketts
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
28.6
2.88% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
13.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,728
6.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$144,400
8.82% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,949
1.65% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chadron, NE had a population of 5.26k people with a median age of 28.6 and a median household income of $53,728. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chadron, NE declined from 5,376 to 5,255, a −2.25% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,363 to $53,728, a 6.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chadron, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.69%), White (Hispanic) (1.45%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.43%).

None of the households in Chadron, 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 Chadron, NE are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chadron, NE are Chadron State College (520 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Chadron, NE was $144,400, and the homeownership rate was 59.7%.

Most people in Chadron, NE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Chadron, NE was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chadron, NE is home to a population of 5.26k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.647% of Chadron, NE residents were born outside of the country (34 people).

In 2022, there were 17.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.56k people) in Chadron, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 254 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 194 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Chadron, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chadron, NE was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chadron, NE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.56k ± 166
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    254 ± 109
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    194 ± 141
2.78%
Hispanic Population
146 people

In 2022, there were 17.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.56k people) in Chadron, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 254 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 194 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.78% of the people in Chadron, NE are hispanic (146 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

0.647%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
34 people
0.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43 people

As of 2022, 0.647% of Chadron, NE residents (34 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 Chadron, NE was 0.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    83 ± 57
  2. Vietnam
    27 ± 35
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    15 ± 36

Chadron, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 3.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chadron, NE employs 2.95k people. The largest industries in Chadron, NE are Educational Services (1,087 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (329 people), and Retail Trade (284 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,912), Transportation & Warehousing ($61,912), and Manufacturing ($52,639).

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

2.95k
2022 Value
± 455
1.65%
1 Year growth
± 21.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chadron, NE grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 2.9k employees to 2.95k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chadron, NE, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (645 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (376 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (246 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chadron, NE.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.95k
2022 Value
± 455
1.65%
1 Year growth
± 21.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chadron, NE grew at a rate of 1.65%, from 2.9k employees to 2.95k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chadron, NE, are Educational Services (1,087 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (329 people), and Retail Trade (284 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chadron, NE, though some of these residents may live in Chadron, 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

$38,940
Median earning men ± $6,093
$25,898
Median earning women ± $3,618

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,912), Public Administration ($60,345), and Manufacturing ($51,776).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,404), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,932), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($26,944).

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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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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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Chadron, NE awarded 520 degrees. The student population of Chadron, NE in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 801 male students and 1,459 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chadron, NE are White (411 and 80.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (52 and 10.2%), Black or African American (18 and 3.54%), and Two or More Races (12 and 2.36%).

The largest universities in Chadron, NE by number of degrees awarded are Chadron State College (520 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chadron, NE are General Business Administration & Management (112 and 21.5%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (55 and 10.6%), and Other Educational Administration & Supervision (33 and 6.35%).

The median tuition cost in Chadron, NE for a public four year colleges is $5,208 for in-state students and $5,208 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,260 students enrolled in Chadron, NE, 35.4% men and 64.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,792 records, of which 67% were women and 33% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chadron, NE was General Business Administration & Management with 80 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
520 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Chadron State College with 520 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 194 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chadron, NE, which is 0.595 times less than the 326 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 411 degrees mean that there were 7.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 52 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($5,208) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,146) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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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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 Chadron, NE was $144,400 in 2022, which is 0.512 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $132,700 to $144,400, a 8.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Chadron, NE is 59.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chadron, NE have an average commute time of 11.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chadron, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$144,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,681
$1,291
Median Property Taxes
±$265

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 Chadron, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

59.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.7% of the housing units in Chadron, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.5%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 9507
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$53,728
Median Household Income
± $5,470
2.16k
Number of Households
± 377

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.16k households in Chadron, NE grew to $53,728 from the previous year's value of $50,363.

The following chart displays the households in Chadron, 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 Chadron, 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 (74.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.3%)
  3. Walked (9.18%)

In 2022, 74.2% of workers in Chadron, NE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.3%) and those who walked to work (9.18%).

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Commute Time

11.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chadron, NE have a shorter commute time (11.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.555% of the workforce in Chadron, 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 Chadron, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chadron, NE have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chadron, NE (517 out of 4.55k 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 Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chadron, NE is White, followed by Black 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

91.8% of the population of Chadron, NE has health coverage, with 59% on employee plans, 4.62% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.13% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dawes County, NE see 1227 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.45% decrease from the previous year (1245 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 929 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 380 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,227 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dawes County, NE

Primary care physicians in Dawes County, NE see an average of 1,227 patients per year. This represents a 1.45% decrease from the previous year (1,245 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dawes 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 22.1% under 18 years, 34.6% between 18 and 34 years, 30% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45% were men and 55% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.15%
Uninsured
59%
Employer Coverage
4.62%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
1.13%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chadron, NE declined by 6.59% from 8.73% to 8.15%.

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