County population in 2012: 36,427 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 36,160 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,978 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,916 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,802 Renter-occupied apartments: 5,096 (it was 4,631 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 534 sq. mi. Water area: 9.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 69 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dodge County: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.8%), Manufacturing (19.2%), Retail trade (13.6%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,806 (1.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,637 (1.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 12.1%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 55.2% for Black residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.9% for American Indian residents, 26.4% for other race residents, 29.9% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Dodge County is $465 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $611 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $730 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Dodge County: Victory Lake Campground (A), Pathfinder Campground (B), Main Camp Area (C), North Camp Area (D), Winslow City Park Campground (E), North Bend Golf Course (F), Ames (G), Camp Christian (H), North Pit (I), Clyde (J), Midwest Medical Transport Company (K). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Dodge County include: Trinity Church (A), Elim Church (B), Purple Cane Church (C), Glencoe Church (D), Saint Johns Church (E), Saint James Episcopal Church (F), Saint Matthews Church (G), Saint Paul Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Webster Cemetery (1), Baptist Cemetery (2), Scribner Municipal Cemetery (3), Snyder Cemetery (4), Saint Johns Cemetery (5), Saint Joseph Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Rainbow Lake (A), Meadow Lake (B), Leisure Lake (C), Legge Lake (D), Snyder Lake (E), Fremont Lake (F), Moss Lake (G), Ridgewood Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Creeks: Silver Creek (A), Mud Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), Maple Creek (D), Elm Creek (E), Pebble Creek (F), Cuming Creek (G), Crystal Creek (H), Bell Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Dodge County include: Dead Timber State Recreation Area (1), Freemont State Recreation Area (2), Hormel Park (3), Izaak Walton Park (4), Millar-Sloss Pioneer Cemetery Historical Marker (5), Winslow City Park (6), Pawnee Villages Historical Marker (7), Great Platte River Route West Historical Marker (8), Powder Horn State Wildlife Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 462 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $179,195 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $223.92 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.48% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.87% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $161,699 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 86.79% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.44% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $126,664 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.78% Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.51 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.35% Corn for grain: 153417 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 185 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 127511 harvested acres Vegetables: 17 harvested acres
Dodge County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 2.6 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 6/7/1953, a tornado injured 5 people
Dodge County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from the county center On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from the county center On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 29, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1924): July 15, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1924, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Nebraska Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 8, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1878): February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1878, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Nebraska Severe Storms, Straight-line winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1779): July 18, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1779, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3245): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1517): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1517, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Nebraska Severe Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 24, 1997 to October 26, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1190): November 1, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
Nebraska Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 23, 1993 to August 5, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-998): July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-998, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Nebraska Ice Jams, Flooding, Incident Period: March 7, 1993 to March 21, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-983): April 2, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-983, Natural disaster type: Flood
Nebraska Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: May 10, 1991 to June 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-908): May 28, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-908, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Nebraska Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: June 10, 1990 to July 30, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-873): July 4, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-873, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Dodge County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13 Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6
Births per 1000 population in Dodge County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Dodge County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Dodge County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 6,816 (6,120 aged, 696 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.77 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11284.87 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 726.450 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39089.45
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1394.200 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1111.480 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.86
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 56.6 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 99.78
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.54
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 111.4. This is more than state average.
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 29,452 (7,415 male householders, 2,385 female householders)
7,599 spouses, 9,932 children (9,129 natural, 253 adopted, 550 stepchildren), 451 grandchildren, 227 brothers or sisters, 169 parents, 260 other relatives, 910 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 6,236 (2,410 male householders (1,927 living alone)), 2,780 female householders (2,450 living alone)), 1,046 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 1,003 (638 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,868 2-persons, 2,010 3-persons, 1,609 4-persons, 851 5-persons, 317 6-persons, 145 7-or-more-persons.
94.4% of residents of Dodge County speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (45% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 25% don't speak English at all).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $192,974,000 ($5351 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $8,293,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $95,737,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,145,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,121,000 Federal grants: $26,157,000 Federal procurement contracts: $4,909,000 ($891,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $10,905,000 ($4,127,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $2,320,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,658,000 Federal Government insurance: $248,160,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
71 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
60 per 1000 residents
46 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +188
+5 per 1000 residents
+13 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -597
-17 per 1000 residents
-15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Dodge County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 143
2000 to 2004: 779
1990 to 1999: 1,286
1980 to 1989: 1,282
1970 to 1979: 2,898
1960 to 1969: 1,896
1950 to 1959: 2,246
1940 to 1949: 1,377
1939 or earlier: 4,154
Rooms in houses/apartments in Dodge County, Nebraska
58% of Dodge County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 55% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Nebraska.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 27004
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $75,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Dodge County