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Saline County, Nebraska (NE)


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County population in 2012: 14,557 (49% urban, 51% rural); it was 13,843 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,926
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,649
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,673
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,556 (it was 1,515 in 2000)
% of renters here:

29%
State:

33%

Land area: 575 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 25 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Saline County: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.5%), Manufacturing (19.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Saline County, Nebraska:


Median resident age:  36.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years

Males: 7,137  (48.2%)
Females: 7,063  (51.8%)

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Saline County,NE real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Saline County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $43,331 ($35,914 in 1999)
This county:

$43331
Nebraska:

$47357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $450 (lower quartile is $317, upper quartile is $545)
This county:

$450
State:

$518


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $97,651 (it was $70,900 in 2000)
Saline County:

$97,651
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,621 - $141,295

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $144,729
Here:

$144,729
State:

$147,392

Townhouses or other attached units: $215,433
Here:

$215,433
State:

$145,274

In 2-unit structures: $431,654
Here:

$431,654
State:

$111,285

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $165,695
Here:

$165,695
State:

$95,055

Mobile homes: $36,782
Here:

$36,782
State:

$29,187

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $58,744
Here:

$58,744
State:

$71,559
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,114
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $355

Institutionalized population: 295

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Saline County, NE map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,758 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,690 (1.8%)


Saline County household income distribution in 2009 Saline County home values distribution


Saline County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 9.8%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 9.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.9% for American Indian residents, 9.9% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 24 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.4%
Whole state:

9.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

4.6%
Whole state:

4.0%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Saline County is $466 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $533 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $651 a month.

Cities in this county include: Crete, Wilber, Friend, Dorchester, De Witt, Western, Tobias, Swanton.

Saline County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.co.saline.ne.us

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Saline County: Boy Scout Camp (A), Shestak (B), Friend Country Club (C), Swanton (D), Boswell Observatory (E), Fuhrer Fieldhouse (F), Lee Memorial Chapel and Whitcomb Conservatory (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Cecho Slovansky Cemetery (1), Andrew Cemetery (2), Applegate Cemetery (3), Atlanta Cemetery (4), Old Zion Cemetery (5), Plummers Branch Cemetery (6), Johnson Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Schuerman Reservoir (A), Walnut Creek Reservoir Number 2 (B), Walnut Creek Reservoir Number 1 (C), Muff Reservoir (D), Potter-Reich Reservoir (E), Dorchester Reservoir 4-A (F), Mahloch-Kastanek Reservoir (G), Schwisow Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Branch (A), Swan Creek (B), Dry Creek (C), Sand Creek (D), Johnson Creek (E), West Fork Big Blue River (F), Walnut Grove Creek (G), Otoe Creek (H), Plummers Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Saline County include: Sergeant Leodegar Schnyder Historical Marker (1), Swan City Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Fillmore County , Gage County , Jefferson County , Lancaster County , Seward County , Thayer County , York County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 1,012
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 834 (17% naturalized citizens)

Saline County:

6.0%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.3%

Saline County marital status for males
Saline County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Saline County with a mortgage: 1,407 (152 second mortgage, 129 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,385

Here:

50.4% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.32%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 6,827
Total congregations: 21

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents1,873 (27.4%)1,591 (23.3%)1,298 (19.0%)1,152 (16.9%)913 (13.4%)
Congregations4 (19.0%)7 (33.3%)2 (9.5%)4 (19.0%)4 (19.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Saline County - Crete, Wilber, Friend, Dorchester, De Witt

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
This county:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Saline County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Saline County:

5.79 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.1%
Nebraska:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Saline County:

23.6%
State:

12.9%


Agriculture in Saline County:

Average size of farms: 474 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $90,268
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $185.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.20%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.38%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,255
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.61%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.75%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $104,244
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.03%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.45
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.24%
Corn for grain: 108481 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 9547 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 93626 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16 acres

Tornado activity:

Saline County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is above Nebraska state average. It is 2.9 times above overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Saline County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Saline County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Food (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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




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





Saline County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,936 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 1,172 (17%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 32 (0%)
  • Walked: 386 (6%)
  • Other means: 39 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 405 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $43,742.

6.82% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Nebraska average:

7.03%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.91% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($20,979 average AGI)
1.90% relocated from other states ($10,668 average AGI)
Saline County:

1.90%
Nebraska average:

2.84%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lancaster County, NE  1.88% ($34,223 average AGI)
from Gage County, NE  0.50% ($24,800)
from Dawson County, NE  0.44% ($25,227)
from Seward County, NE  0.26% ($26,769)


8.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,167 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Nebraska average:

7.41%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.59% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($24,156 average AGI)
2.20% relocated to other states ($9,011 average AGI)
Saline County:

2.20%
Nebraska average:

3.31%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lancaster County, NE  3.61% ($30,266 average AGI)
to Gage County, NE  0.75% ($39,842)
to Seward County, NE  0.43% ($38,545)
to Douglas County, NE  0.22% ($27,909)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Saline County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Saline County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Saline County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,486 (2,245 aged, 241 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.01
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3880.910
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 833.630
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 95509.63

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1359.630
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1021.490
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 28.18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53.99
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84.54

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,162

Size of family households: 1,568 2-persons, 702 3-persons, 621 4-persons, 343 5-persons, 139 6-persons, 110 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,375 1-person, 199 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 23 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

87.2% of residents of Saline County speak English at home.
6.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 30% speak English not well, 19% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 52% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $88,641,000 ($6210 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,682,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $34,101,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,845,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,466,000
Federal grants: $15,579,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,524,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,125,000 ($726,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,245,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,657,000
Federal Government insurance: $67,138,000

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

Births: 926
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 850
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +322
Here:

+23 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -29
Here -2 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Saline County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.01 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:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Saline County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 75
  • 4 rooms: 305
  • 5 rooms: 723
  • 6 rooms: 752
  • 7 rooms: 666
  • 8 rooms: 536
  • 9+ rooms: 597
  • 1 room: 83
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 179
  • 4 rooms: 400
  • 5 rooms: 316
  • 6 rooms: 203
  • 7 rooms: 141
  • 8 rooms: 72
  • 9+ rooms: 62
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Saline County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 83
  • 2 bedrooms: 976
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,528
  • 4 bedrooms: 863
  • 5+ bedrooms: 212
  • no bedroom: 102
  • 1 bedroom: 270
  • 2 bedrooms: 660
  • 3 bedrooms: 339
  • 4 bedrooms: 97
  • 5+ bedrooms: 47
Cars and other vehicles available in Saline County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 84
  • 1 vehicle: 702
  • 2 vehicles: 1,395
  • 3 vehicles: 890
  • 4 vehicles: 406
  • 5+ vehicles: 196
  • no vehicle: 152
  • 1 vehicle: 653
  • 2 vehicles: 513
  • 3 vehicles: 150
  • 4 vehicles: 30
  • 5+ vehicles: 17

60% of Saline County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Nebraska.

Saline County:

59.9%
State average:

55.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $58,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Saline County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.4%)
  • Electricity (14.7%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • Utility gas (51.6%)
  • Electricity (30.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.5%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 84
Here:

5.3%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

2.7%
Nebraska:

10.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 707
Here:

72.6%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Saline County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Saline County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Saline County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Saline County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Saline County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Saline County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Saline County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary13985.3 years
John13080.0 years
Frank12880.9 years
Anna12286.8 years
William12180.2 years
Edward12079.6 years
Joseph9981.6 years
Emma9585.6 years
Robert8675.2 years
James8676.2 years
Most common last names in Saline County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3980.2 years
Weber3383.8 years
Johnson3278.5 years
Fritz2982.0 years
Miller2881.3 years
Schuerman2776.7 years
Henning2775.5 years
Pomajzl2683.4 years
Slepicka2584.2 years
Broz2480.8 years
Businesses in Saline County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Subway2
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets4U.S. Cellular1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
RadioShack1
Browse common businesses in Saline County, NE

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