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Saunders County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2019: 21,384 (34% urban, 66% rural); it was 19,830 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,099
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,308
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,965
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,633 (it was 1,533 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 754 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 28 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Saunders County: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.8%), Manufacturing (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Saunders County, NE (2019)
    • 20,21095.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5072.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2521.2%Two or more races
    • 1060.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 930.4%Asian alone
    • 810.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Males: 10,822  (50.6%)
Females: 10,562  (49.4%)
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Average household size:
Saunders County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $70,683 ($42,173 in 1999)
This county:

$70,683
Nebraska:

$63,229

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $586 (lower quartile is $454, upper quartile is $741)
This county:

$586
State:

$714


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $183,563 (it was $92,800 in 2000)
Saunders:

$183,563
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,996 - $299,601

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $244,333
Here:

$244,333
State:

$210,948

Townhouses or other attached units: $182,562
Here:

$182,562
State:

$216,449

In 2-unit structures: $149,970
Here:

$149,970
State:

$141,367

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $102,784
Here:

$102,784
State:

$160,213

Mobile homes: $26,523
Here:

$26,523
State:

$46,228

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,481
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $548

Institutionalized population: 321

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 35
  • Auto thefts: 11

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 54
  • Auto thefts: 10
Saunders County, NE map from a distance

Health of residents in Saunders County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
72.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
59.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 203 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 167 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 100 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 1998: 88 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 1999: 96 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2000: 86 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2001: 106 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2002: 107 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2003: 148 buildings, average cost: $136,300
  • 2004: 103 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2005: 148 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2006: 120 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2007: 98 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2008: 58 buildings, average cost: $173,700
  • 2009: 66 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2010: 62 buildings, average cost: $159,300
  • 2011: 63 buildings, average cost: $159,400
  • 2012: 63 buildings, average cost: $182,600
  • 2013: 100 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2014: 56 buildings, average cost: $188,900
  • 2015: 95 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2016: 108 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2017: 124 buildings, average cost: $210,900
  • 2018: 135 buildings, average cost: $220,600
  • 2019: 138 buildings, average cost: $237,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Saunders, NE residents
Average permit cost in Saunders, NE
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,003 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,649 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Saunders, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Saunders, NE in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Saunders, NE in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.2%
Saunders County:

7.2%
Nebraska:

9.9%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 18.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.9% for American Indian residents, 5.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 41.5 years old
(Males: 40.1 years old, Females: 42.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 34.9 years old, American Indian residents: 42.9 years old, Asian residents: 60.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.3 years old, Other race residents: 36.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Saunders County is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $580 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $846 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wahoo, Ashland, Yutan, Ceresco, Cedar Bluffs, Mead, Valparaiso, Prague, Weston, Ithaca.

Saunders County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Saunders County: Mount Vernon Community Center (A), Colton (B), Huntsman (C), Sidney Westbound Travel Information Center (D), Sidney Rest Area (E), Cheyenne County Fairgrounds (F), Sidney Rest Area (G), Sidney Eastbound Travel Information Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Saunders County include: Trinity Church (A), Immanuel Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Babb Cemetery (1), Pleasantview Cemetery (2), Czech Slovensky Cemetery (3), Potter Community Cemetery (4), Grand Prairie Cemetery (5), Saint Johns Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Er-Runge Reservoir (A), Sidney West Reservoir (B), Olsen Reservoir (C), Fenske Reservoir (D), Deford Reservoir (E), Curtiselsen Reservoir (F), Blanke Reservoir (G), Beyer Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Cow Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Saunders County include: Discovery Oil Well - Marathon Oil Company Historical Marker (1), Sioux Army Depot Historical Marker (2), Sidney - Cheyenne County Historical Marker (3), The Golden Link Historical Marker (4), Cheyenne County Historical Marker (5), Sidney - Black Hills Trail Historical Marker (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Washington County, Rhode Island , Jackson County, Colorado , Garden County , Siskiyou County, California , Lincoln County , Sedgwick County, Colorado , Williams County, Ohio .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.4%
Nebraska:

2.7%

Unemployment by year in Saunders, NE
County total employment by year in Saunders, NE
County average yearly wages by year in Saunders, NE

Current college students: 585
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 93.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 236 (70.9% naturalized citizens)

Saunders County:

1.1%
Whole state:

7.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 432010 or later
  • 262000 to 2009
  • 971990 to 1999
  • 371980 to 1989
  • 121970 to 1979
  • 51Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.0%

Saunders County marital status for males Saunders County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,456
  • One, attached: 164
  • Two: 117
  • 3 or 4: 253
  • 5 to 9: 260
  • 10 to 19: 59
  • 20 to 49: 87
  • 50 or more: 191
  • Mobile homes: 264

Housing units in Saunders County with a mortgage: 3,979 (93 second mortgage, 304 home equity loan, 11 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,787

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Saunders County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,86613
Mainline Protestant4,58020
Evangelical Protestant1,71712
Other1113
None8,506-
Saunders 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: 7
Saunders County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Saunders County:

6.46 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 16
This county:

7.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Saunders County:

8.4%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Saunders County:

28.3%
State:

28.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

12.9%

Agriculture in Saunders County:

Average size of farms: 396 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $130,786
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $206.04
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.24%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.26%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $117,388
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.97%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $133,143
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.06%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.72
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.63%
Corn for grain: 180288 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2743 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 168209 harvested acres
Vegetables: 606 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 38 acres

Tornado activity:

Saunders County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 2031106.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/25/1951, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person

Earthquake activity:

Saunders County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 335% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 332.0 miles away from Saunders County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 393.4 miles away from the county center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 203.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.2 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 278.4 miles away from Saunders County center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 232.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4521, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 9, 2019 - April 1, 2019, FEMA Id: 4420, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, And Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 12, 2017 - June 17, 2017, FEMA Id: 4325, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • 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, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 11, 2014 to May 13, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4179: June 17, 2014, FEMA Id: 4179, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Flooding, Tornado, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: September 13, 2010 to September 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1945: October 21, 2010, FEMA Id: 1945, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1878: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 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: 1779, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 24, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1770: June 20, 2008, FEMA Id: 1770, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Saunders County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 7, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Saunders

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,215 (79.2%)
  • Carpooled: 594 (9.0%)
  • Bus: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 55 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 169 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 531 (8.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (18%)
  • Philippines (17%)
  • Korea (10%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • Other South Central Asia (8%)
  • Thailand (6%)
  • Israel (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Saunders County


  • German (28%)
  • Czech (19%)
  • American (8%)
  • European (5%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (4%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 213 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 209 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 109 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $74,138.

6.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($52,045 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Nebraska average:

6.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.56% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($45,981 average AGI)
0.91% relocated from other states ($6,064 average AGI)
Saunders County:

0.91%
Nebraska average:

2.81%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lancaster County, NE  1.77% ($46,404 average AGI)
from Douglas County, NE  1.52% ($64,328)
from Dodge County, NE  0.61% ($49,460)
from Sarpy County, NE  0.51% ($67,190)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Nebraska average:

6.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.28% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($35,238 average AGI)
1.30% relocated to other states ($9,116 average AGI)
Saunders County:

1.30%
Nebraska average:

2.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  1.58% ($44,823 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  1.48% ($50,943)
to Dodge County, NE  0.63% ($38,635)
to Sarpy County, NE  0.46% ($40,711)
to Cass County, NE  0.28% ($46,522)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3

Births per 1000 population in Saunders County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Saunders County

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

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Saunders County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Saunders County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Saunders County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Saunders County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Saunders County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Saunders County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Saunders County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,293 (2,903 aged, 390 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 286 (5%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Saunders County, Nebraska in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (229)
  • Unspecified dementia (219)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (164)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (77)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (36)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (23)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (23)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (21)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (12)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with acute lower respiratory infection (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,472
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 428
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,911

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,080
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 870
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,384
  • Male householders: 4,528 (1,159 living alone), Female householders: 4,109 (1,099 living alone)
  • 4,996 spouses (4,990 opposite-sex spouses), 631 unmarried partners, (629 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 6,026 children (5,780 natural, 102 adopted, 151 stepchildren), 337 grandchildren, 40 brothers or sisters, 99 parents, 11 foster children, 76 other relatives, 312 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 276

Size of family households: 3,050 2-persons, 995 3-persons, 972 4-persons, 512 5-persons, 201 6-persons, 166 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,351 1-person, 361 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 12 5-persons.

3,949 married couples with children.
850 single-parent households (278 men, 572 women).

97.3% of residents of Saunders speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 37% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $102,469,000 ($5,037 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,185,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $45,537,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,536,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,931,000
Federal grants: $8,797,000
Federal procurement contracts: $9,057,000 ($5,953,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,612,000 ($1,662,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,694,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,001,000
Federal Government insurance: $102,716,000

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

Births: 1,249
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 907
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +59
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +258
Here +13 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Saunders County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 36.14 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • Year house built in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • 3182014 or later
  • 2202010 to 2013
  • 1,0392000 to 2009
  • 1,1501990 to 1999
  • 5821980 to 1989
  • 1,5951970 to 1979
  • 8761960 to 1969
  • 6171950 to 1959
  • 3911940 to 1949
  • 2,9391939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Saunders County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • 21 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 1993 rooms
  • 4054 rooms
  • 9255 rooms
  • 1,1676 rooms
  • 1,1627 rooms
  • 1,0698 rooms
  • 1,8199+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • 361 room
  • 922 rooms
  • 3473 rooms
  • 4874 rooms
  • 3255 rooms
  • 2446 rooms
  • 1737 rooms
  • 988 rooms
  • 789+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Saunders County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • 2no bedroom
  • 2481 bedroom
  • 1,1782 bedrooms
  • 3,0463 bedrooms
  • 1,6484 bedrooms
  • 6535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Saunders County, Nebraska
  • 36no bedroom
  • 3721 bedroom
  • 8522 bedrooms
  • 3763 bedrooms
  • 2414 bedrooms
  • 145+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Saunders County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Saunders County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Saunders County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 69no vehicle
  • 9401 vehicle
  • 2,5782 vehicles
  • 1,8043 vehicles
  • 8464 vehicles
  • 5885+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Saunders County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Saunders County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 255no vehicle
  • 6961 vehicle
  • 6032 vehicles
  • 2543 vehicles
  • 584 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles

89.3% of Saunders County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Nebraska.

Saunders County:

89.3%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 16,664
  • Other state: 4,314
  • Northeast: 291
  • Midwest: 2,406
  • South: 644
  • West: 952
Year householders moved into unit in Saunders County, NE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Saunders County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 36.5%Electricity
  • 28.5%Utility gas
  • 27.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 36.1%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 553
Here:

24.7%
Nebraska:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 229
Here:

18.1%
Nebraska:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 84
Here:

11.5%
Nebraska:

19.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Saunders County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $31,561,000
    Other: $3,235,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $31,786,000
    Regular Highways: $7,656,000
    General - Other: $5,628,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,299,000
    Police Protection: $1,639,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $882,000
    Central Staff Services: $649,000
    Financial Administration: $525,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
    General Public Buildings: $113,000
    Transit Utilities: $85,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $14,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $919,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,551,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,530,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,936,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $826,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,036,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $3,862,000
    Beginning: $2,715,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,601,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,250,000
    Other: $1,260,000
    Transit Utilities: $63,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,781,000
    Death and Gift: $1,197,000
    Other License: $264,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,780,000

Saunders County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $31,561,000
    Other: $3,235,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $31,786,000
    Regular Highways: $7,656,000
    General - Other: $5,628,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,299,000
    Police Protection: $1,639,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $882,000
    Central Staff Services: $649,000
    Financial Administration: $525,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
    General Public Buildings: $113,000
    Transit Utilities: $85,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $14,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $919,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,551,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,530,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,936,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $826,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,036,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $3,862,000
    Beginning: $2,715,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,601,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,250,000
    Other: $1,260,000
    Transit Utilities: $63,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,781,000
    Death and Gift: $1,197,000
    Other License: $264,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,780,000

Saunders County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $31,561,000
    Other: $3,235,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $31,786,000
    Regular Highways: $7,656,000
    General - Other: $5,628,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,299,000
    Police Protection: $1,639,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $882,000
    Central Staff Services: $649,000
    Financial Administration: $525,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
    General Public Buildings: $113,000
    Transit Utilities: $85,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $14,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $919,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,551,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,530,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,936,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $826,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,036,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $3,862,000
    Beginning: $2,715,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,601,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,250,000
    Other: $1,260,000
    Transit Utilities: $63,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,781,000
    Death and Gift: $1,197,000
    Other License: $264,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,780,000

Saunders County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $31,561,000
    Other: $3,235,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Construction - Hospitals: $147,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $31,786,000
    Regular Highways: $7,656,000
    General - Other: $5,628,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,299,000
    Police Protection: $1,639,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $882,000
    Central Staff Services: $649,000
    Financial Administration: $525,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $193,000
    General Public Buildings: $113,000
    Transit Utilities: $85,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $48,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $14,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $6,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $919,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,551,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,530,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,936,000
    Interest Earnings: $116,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $826,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,036,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $2,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $3,862,000
    Beginning: $2,715,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,601,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,250,000
    Other: $1,260,000
    Transit Utilities: $63,000
  • Tax - Property: $10,781,000
    Death and Gift: $1,197,000
    Other License: $264,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,780,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 156
  • Number of aged recipients: 16
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 140
  • Number of recipients under 18: 26
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 102
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 28
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 66
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 63
Most common first names in Saunders County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John15879.1 years
Frank11981.6 years
Mary11785.0 years
Anna10985.9 years
William9777.3 years
James9677.8 years
Joseph9579.8 years
Helen7882.0 years
George6876.3 years
Marie6683.8 years
Most common last names in Saunders County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11880.1 years
Anderson9481.0 years
Swanson4979.8 years
Nelson4882.9 years
Smith4474.7 years
Miller4281.0 years
Olson3882.1 years
Williams3378.5 years
Maly3169.1 years
Rezac3182.7 years
Businesses in Saunders County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1La-Z-Boy1
Chevrolet1Lane Furniture2
Curves1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Ford2Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jimmy John's8U.S. Cellular1

Saunders County on our top lists:

  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"