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Dawes County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2016: 9,206 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 9,060 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,105
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,108
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,200
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,471 (it was 1,312 in 2000)
% of renters here:

37%
State:

33%

Land area: 1396 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 7 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dawes County: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (35.3%), Educational, health and social services (20.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 46%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 44%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Dawes County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.8%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  34.2 years
Nebraska median age:  36.3 years
Males: 4,543  (49.4%)
Females: 4,663  (50.6%)
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Dawes County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Dawes County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,680 ($29,476 in 1999)

This county:

$44,680
Nebraska:

$56,927

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $474 (lower quartile is $356, upper quartile is $581)
This county:

$474
State:

$633


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $112,396 (it was $57,600 in 2000)
Dawes:

$112,396
Nebraska:

$148,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,288 - $184,411
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,079
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $460

Institutionalized population: 70
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $85,300
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $132,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $117,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $175,800
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $237,800
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $212,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,981 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,479 (1.6%)

Dawes County household income distribution in 2009 Dawes County home values distribution Dawes County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.7%
Dawes County:

14.7%
Nebraska:

11.4%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.8% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 43.0% for American Indian residents, 6.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 34.2 years old
(Males: 34.0 years old, Females: 34.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 36.6 years old, Black residents: 19.5 years old, American Indian residents: 30.8 years old, Asian residents: 22.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 45.4 years old, Other race residents: 5.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dawes County is $383 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $601 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chadron, Crawford, Whitney.

Dawes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Dawes County: John Cody Ranch (A), Johnston Ranch (B), Joy Ranch (C), McFall Ranch (D), Mission Ranch (E), Sandoz Ranch (F), Spade Ranch (G), Star Ranch (H), Wilson Ranch (I), Sellers Ranch (J), Finnegan Ranch (K), Willy Ranch (L), Powles Ranch (M), Edmondson Ranch (N), Cover West Ranch (O), Koch Ranch (P), Andrick Ranch (Q), Leisy Ranch (R), Brennan Ranch (S), Sowards Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dawes County include: Extension Chapel (A), Friends Church (B), Sacred Heart Church (C), Saint Marys Church (D), Immanuel Church (E), Saint Peters Church (F), Pleasant Point Community Church (G), Bingham Congregational Church (H), New Hope Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Amity Cemetery (1), Beaver Valley Cemetery (2), Gordon Cemetery (3), Beguin Cemetery (4), Bethel Cemetery (5), Fairview Cemetery (6), Hay Springs Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Kern Lake (A), Jess Lake (B), Kennedy Lake (C), Petes Lake (D), Granning Lake (E), Strong Lake (F), Peter Long Lake (G), Goose Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Rush Creek (B), Little Beaver Creek (C), Limekiln Creek (D), Larrabee Creek (E), White Clay Creek (F), Patton Creek (G), Sturgeon Drain (H), Pine Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Dawes County include: Spade Ranch Historical Marker (1), Antioch Potash Boom-Town Historical Marker (2), Mari Sandoz State Historical Marker (3), Smith Lake State Wildlife Management Area (4), Metcalf State Wildlife Management Area (5), Walgren Lake State Recreation Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Suffolk County, Massachusetts , DeKalb County, Illinois , Garden County , Oswego County, New York , Siskiyou County, California , Sheridan County , Sioux County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,769
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 329 (18.4% naturalized citizens)

Dawes County:

3.6%
Whole state:

7.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 151
  • 2000 to 2009: 110
  • 1990 to 1999: 56
  • 1980 to 1989: 69
  • 1970 to 1979: 6
  • Before 1970: 7
Note: State values scaled to Dawes County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.7%

Dawes County marital status for males Dawes County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,096
  • One, attached: 91
  • Two: 134
  • 3 or 4: 52
  • 5 to 9: 204
  • 10 to 19: 68
  • 20 to 49: 3
  • 50 or more: 29
  • Mobile homes: 569

Housing units in Dawes County with a mortgage: 1,121 (7 second mortgage, 28 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,155

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Dawes County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,4507
Catholic1,2052
Evangelical Protestant1,17313
Other3582
None4,996-
Dawes County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Dawes County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Dawes County:

5.67 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 9
This county:

10.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Dawes County:

7.7%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Dawes County:

26.2%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Dawes County:

Average size of farms: 1937 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,626
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $49.27
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $57,174
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.67%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 19.08%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $55,803
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.92%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.31%
Corn for grain: 1303 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 21194 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 59 acres

Tornado activity:

Dawes County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 4080492.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/25/1978, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dawes County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 396.2 miles away from Dawes County center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 125.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 542.7 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 173.5 miles away from the county center
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from Dawes County center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 402.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 06, 2015 to June 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4225: June 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Winter Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 02, 2013 to October 07, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4156: November 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1924: July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: 1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Dawes County Fire Complex, Incident Period: July 27, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: July 28, 2006, FEMA Id: 2660, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Nebraska Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 10, 1991 to June 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-908: May 28, 1991, FEMA Id: 908, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Dawes County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Oceania, n.e.c. (41%)
  • Burma (9%)
  • Nepal (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Ethiopia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Dawes County (%):

  • German (30%)
  • American (9%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Czech (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Dawes County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,288 (70.7%)
  • Carpooled: 346 (7.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 12 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 46 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 708 (15.2%)
  • Worked at home: 171 (3.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Dawes County, Nebraska in 2000:

  • 757 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 180 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 78 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Dawes County, Nebraska in 2010:

  • 798 people in college/university student housing
  • 240 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,071.

7.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.38% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($14,135 average AGI)
4.14% relocated from other states ($19,009 average AGI)
Dawes County:

4.14%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sheridan County, NE  0.72% ($19,545 average AGI)
from Box Butte County, NE  0.39% ($29,083)
from Scotts Bluff County, NE  0.36% ($58,636)


9.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,141 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.37%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.86% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($11,038 average AGI)
5.51% relocated to other states ($17,103 average AGI)
Dawes County:

5.51%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pennington County, SD  0.55% ($22,000 average AGI)
to Box Butte County, NE  0.48% ($21,600)
to Scotts Bluff County, NE  0.39% ($33,667)
to Sheridan County, NE  0.39% ($31,917)
to Douglas County, NE  0.32% ($18,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2

Births per 1000 population in Dawes County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Dawes County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dawes County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dawes County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Dawes County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,581 (1,396 aged, 185 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 319 (18%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Dawes County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (97)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (84)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (73)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (65)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (61)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (45)
  • Unspecified dementia (42)
  • Congestive heart failure (39)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (38)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (32)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,015
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 286
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,569

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,308
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,401
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 35

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 151

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 23

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,206
  • In family households: 6,293 (1,244 male householders, 981 female householders)
    1,746 spouses, 1,943 children (1,882 natural, 31 adopted, 18 stepchildren), 59 grandchildren, 32 brothers or sisters, 77 parents, 55 other relatives, 118 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,801 (758 male householders (575 living alone)), 718 female householders (588 living alone)), 323 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,114

Size of family households: 1,111 2-persons, 454 3-persons, 374 4-persons, 174 5-persons, 46 6-persons, 64 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,164 1-person, 282 2-persons, 25 3-persons.

1,262 married couples with children.
295 single-parent households (79 men, 216 women).

94.5% of residents of Dawes speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (26% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 37% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (55% speak English very well, 45% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $68,478,000 ($7,830 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,522,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $22,604,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,072,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,964,000
Federal grants: $18,700,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,614,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,524,000 ($2,882,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,471,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,618,000
Federal Government insurance: $2,993,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 550
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 473
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -504
Here -58 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Dawes County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.63 millions of gallons per day (74% from ground, 26% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 157
  • 2000 to 2009: 150
  • 1990 to 1999: 259
  • 1980 to 1989: 213
  • 1970 to 1979: 601
  • 1960 to 1969: 468
  • 1950 to 1959: 337
  • 1940 to 1949: 397
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,664
Note: State values scaled to Dawes population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dawes County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dawes County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 78
  • 4 rooms: 197
  • 5 rooms: 437
  • 6 rooms: 315
  • 7 rooms: 387
  • 8 rooms: 321
  • 9+ rooms: 526
  • 1 room: 31
  • 2 rooms: 151
  • 3 rooms: 226
  • 4 rooms: 195
  • 5 rooms: 415
  • 6 rooms: 182
  • 7 rooms: 25
  • 8 rooms: 133
  • 9+ rooms: 77
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Dawes County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dawes County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 62
  • 2 bedrooms: 669
  • 3 bedrooms: 850
  • 4 bedrooms: 498
  • 5+ bedrooms: 184
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 325
  • 2 bedrooms: 526
  • 3 bedrooms: 395
  • 4 bedrooms: 126
  • 5+ bedrooms: 50
Cars and other vehicles available in Dawes County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Dawes County population
  • no vehicle: 9
  • 1 vehicle: 546
  • 2 vehicles: 939
  • 3 vehicles: 538
  • 4 vehicles: 151
  • 5+ vehicles: 83
  • no vehicle: 171
  • 1 vehicle: 718
  • 2 vehicles: 312
  • 3 vehicles: 138
  • 4 vehicles: 81
  • 5+ vehicles: 31

73% of Dawes County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Nebraska.

Dawes County:

73.4%
State average:

83.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4,921
  • Other state: 3,800
  • Northeast: 273
  • Midwest: 1,627
  • South: 255
  • West: 1,682

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dawes County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.0%)
  • Electricity (35.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.6%)
  • Wood (3.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Coal or coke (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (50.0%)
  • Electricity (39.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.9%)
  • Wood (1.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 79
Here:

12.0%
Nebraska:

11.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 15
Here:

4.5%
Nebraska:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 70
Here:

4.6%
Nebraska:

21.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Dawes County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,776,000
    General - Other: $1,113,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $243,000
    Financial Administration: $233,000
    Central Staff Services: $178,000
    Police Protection: $153,000
    Corrections - Other: $144,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $104,000
    General Public Buildings: $57,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $39,000
    Health Services - Other: $27,000
    Libraries: $9,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $50,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $393,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $22,000
    Judicial: $14,000
    Police Protection: $12,000
    General Public Building: $11,000
    General - Other: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Central Staff: $2,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,433,000

Dawes County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $257,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,000
    General Support: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $206,000
    General Support: $46,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $90,000
    Interest Earnings: $43,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $616,000
    General Support: $324,000
    All Other: $147,000
    Public Welfare: $37,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,791,000
    NEC: $158,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $44,000
    Total General Sales: $5,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000

Dawes County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $830,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $621,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $209,000

Dawes County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $150,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,098,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 130
  • Number of aged recipients: 14
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 116
  • Number of recipients under 18: 16
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 87
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 27
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 69
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 64
Dawes County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Dawes County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Dawes County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6875.1 years
William6078.7 years
Mary5979.9 years
Charles4673.8 years
Robert4372.3 years
George4374.7 years
Ruth3280.6 years
Frank3182.9 years
Ralph2979.1 years
Anna2983.3 years
Most common last names in Dawes County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4083.3 years
Lecher1981.4 years
Roberts1779.2 years
Johnson1777.7 years
White1772.2 years
Davis1672.4 years
Miller1677.8 years
Wohlers1480.7 years
Jones1378.5 years
Wasserburger1378.2 years
Businesses in Dawes County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Nike2
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
FedEx2Safeway1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
Maurices1Vons1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Motel 61