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Grant County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2014: 619 (all rural); it was 747 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 64
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 118
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 198
Renter-occupied apartments: 95 (it was 94 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

33%

Land area: 776 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grant County: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (89.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grant County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 338  (54.7%)
Females: 281  (45.3%)
Average household size:
Grant County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,968 ($34,821 in 1999)

This county:

$43968
Nebraska:

$51440

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $431 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $564)
This county:

$431
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,274 (it was $30,800 in 2000)
Grant:

$47,274
Nebraska:

$132,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $23,683 - $89,351
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $767
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

Institutionalized population: 0
Grant County, NE map from a distance

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $878 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $906 (2.1%)

Grant County household income distribution in 2009 Grant County home values distribution Grant County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.8%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.3%
Grant County:

19.3%
Nebraska:

13.2%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 77.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 47 years old
(Males: 48 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grant County is $438 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hyannis.

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Neighboring counties: Hampden County, Massachusetts , Windham County, Connecticut , Norfolk County, Massachusetts , Scott County, Iowa , Washington County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.6%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 12
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 8 (63% naturalized citizens)

Grant County:

1.1%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 5

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 89.5%

Grant County marital status for males Grant County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 356
  • One, attached: 2
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 17
  • Mobile homes: 71

Housing units in Grant County with a mortgage: 37 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 80

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grant County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2283
Evangelical Protestant972
Catholic601
Other481
None181-
Grant 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
Grant County:

32.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Grant County:

16.37 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

16.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grant County:

9.2%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

29.2%
State:

28.0%

Agriculture in Grant County:

Average size of farms: 6711 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $197,725
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $181,222
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 7.42%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,210
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 75.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.03%

Earthquake activity:

Grant County-area historical earthquake activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 31% 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 486.1 miles away from Grant 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 200.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/8/1984 at 00:59:31, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB) earthquake occurred 266.5 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 628.8 miles away from the county center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 5/29/1984 at 20:18:32, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 268.3 miles away from Grant County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 198.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • NebraskaHurricane 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

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (1) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (34%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)

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

  • Poland (38%)
  • Canada (38%)
  • Germany (25%)

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

  • German (38%)
  • Irish (15%)
  • English (11%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Czech (3%)

Grant County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 240 (59%)
  • Carpooled: 20 (5%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (1%)
  • Walked: 44 (11%)
  • Other means: 5 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 95 (23%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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

3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,232.

7.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.39%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.52% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($15,762 average AGI)
3.87% relocated from other states ($13,952 average AGI)
Grant County:

3.87%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



5.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,400 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Nebraska.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4

Births per 1000 population in Grant County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Grant County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grant County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grant County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grant County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 174 (161 aged, 13 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 15 (13%)

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)

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

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 895.520
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 298.510

Household type by relationship:

Households: 611
  • In family households: 517 (167 male householders, 23 female householders)
    174 spouses, 140 children (134 natural, 1 adopted, 5 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 1 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 0 other relatives, 3 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 94 (56 male householders (52 living alone)), 31 female householders (28 living alone)), 7 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 119 2-persons, 28 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 12 5-persons, 4 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 80 1-person, 7 2-persons.

177 married couples with children.
34 single-parent households (13 men, 21 women).

98.9% of residents of Grant County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,706,000 ($7024 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $15,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,934,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $715,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,000
Federal grants: $1,570,000
Federal procurement contracts: $109,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $377,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $0,000
Federal Government insurance: $0,000

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

Births: 40
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 35
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -80
Here -119 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grant County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 16
  • 1990 to 1999: 27
  • 1980 to 1989: 28
  • 1970 to 1979: 60
  • 1960 to 1969: 17
  • 1950 to 1959: 32
  • 1940 to 1949: 26
  • 1939 or earlier: 154
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 11
  • 4 rooms: 18
  • 5 rooms: 45
  • 6 rooms: 25
  • 7 rooms: 39
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9+ rooms: 29
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 11
  • 5 rooms: 26
  • 6 rooms: 23
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9+ rooms: 11
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grant County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 60
  • 3 bedrooms: 72
  • 4 bedrooms: 47
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 25
  • 3 bedrooms: 39
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5+ bedrooms: 5
Cars and other vehicles available in Grant County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 29
  • 2 vehicles: 101
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 14
  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 27
  • 2 vehicles: 34
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 7
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

64% of Grant County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Nebraska.

Grant County:

64.3%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 554
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 66
  • South: 33
  • West: 82

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 14%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grant County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (69.2%)
  • Electricity (21.2%)
  • Wood (6.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (64.9%)
  • Electricity (29.8%)
  • Utility gas (3.2%)
  • Wood (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

5.4%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

100.0%
Nebraska:

20.0%

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)

Grant County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $235,000
    Central Staff Services: $101,000
    Financial Administration: $72,000
    Police Protection: $64,000
    General Public Buildings: $58,000
    General - Other: $57,000
    Welfare - Other: $54,000
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Libraries: $18,000
    Health Services - Other: $15,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Health: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $9,000
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $262,000

Grant County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $22,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $115,000
    General Support: $9,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $240,000
    NEC: $7,000

Grant County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $334,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2
Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grant County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Grant County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George581.6 years
James570.6 years
Earl476.5 years
Harry483.0 years
Robert463.5 years
Ruth483.2 years
Doris384.3 years
Evelyn379.7 years
Helen382.4 years
William386.4 years
Most common last names in Grant County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brennemann779.1 years
Moran780.6 years
Hayward583.6 years
Jones584.6 years
Wright389.7 years
Applegarth382.4 years
Haney374.7 years
Lowe380.7 years
Manning392.0 years
Martin379.6 years

Grant County on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election"