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Thayer County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2014: 5,230 (all rural); it was 6,055 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 777
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,036
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,032
Renter-occupied apartments: 483 (it was 509 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

33%

Land area: 575 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Thayer County: 74.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (43.4%), Educational, health and social services (16.8%), Manufacturing (10.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 35%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Thayer County, Nebraska:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Nebraska median age:  36.0 years
Males: 2,551  (48.8%)
Females: 2,679  (51.2%)

Thayer County,NE real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Thayer County:

2.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $47,466 ($30,740 in 1999)

This county:

$47,466
Nebraska:

$54,996

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $349 (lower quartile is $280, upper quartile is $443)
This county:

$349
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $68,780 (it was $43,200 in 2000)
Thayer:

$68,780
Nebraska:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,729 - $132,045
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $908
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

Institutionalized population: 153

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 34
  • Thefts: 79
  • Auto thefts: 7

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 17
  • Thefts: 35
  • Auto thefts: 2
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $162,900
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $193,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $230,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,255 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $948 (1.5%)

Thayer County household income distribution in 2009 Thayer County home values distribution Thayer County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.0%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 11.8%
Thayer County:

11.8%
Nebraska:

12.6%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 48 years old
(Males: 47 years old, Females: 50 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 57 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 48 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Thayer County is $418 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $637 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hebron, Deshler, Davenport, Bruning, Chester, Alexandria, Byron, Carleton, Belvidere, Hubbell.

Thayer 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 Thayer County: Webster County Fair Grounds (A), Red Cloud Golf Club (B), Bells Sleepy Valley Campground (C), Indian Oven Ruins (D), Lawrence Country Club (E), Rosemont (F), Starke Round Barn (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thayer County include: Dane Church (A), United Methodist Church (B), New Hope Church (C), New Virginia Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Catherton Cemetery (1), Eckley Cemetery (2), Walker Cemetery (3), Cloverton Cemetery (4), Columbia Cemetery (5), Batin Cemetery (6), Beaver Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Sibert Reservoir (A), Vance Reservoir (B), Twin Oaks Reservoir (C), Talkington Reservoir (D), Siebrass Reservoir (E), Seeman Reservoir (F), Ray Reservoir (G), Ohmstede Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Minnie Creek (A), School Creek (B), Sand Creek (C), Rankin Creek (D), Lost Creek (E), Oak Creek (F), Cedar Creek (G), Louisa Creek (H), Elm Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Thayer County include: Republican Valley Wayside Park (1), Benjamin Wagoner Memorial Cemetery Historical Marker (2), Willa Cather Memorial Prairie Historical Marker (3), Emmanuel Lutheran Church Historical Marker (4), Catherland Historical Marker (5), Indian Creek State Wildlife Management Area (6), Elm Creek State Wildlife Management Area (7), Liberty Cove Recreation Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Churchill County, Nevada , Wasatch County, Utah , Fillmore County , Gosper County , Hitchcock County , Jewell County, Kansas , Nuckolls County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.1%
Nebraska:

2.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 99
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 51 (37% naturalized citizens)

Thayer County:

0.8%
Whole state:

4.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 8
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1965 to 1969: 16
Note: State values scaled to Thayer County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.7%

Thayer County marital status for males Thayer County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,599
  • One, attached: 24
  • Two: 31
  • 3 or 4: 32
  • 5 to 9: 40
  • 10 to 19: 11
  • 20 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 67
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Thayer County with a mortgage: 733 (52 second mortgage, 59 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 873

Here:

45.6% with mortgage
State:

64.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Thayer County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,47417
Evangelical Protestant2,22415
Catholic4502
None80-
Thayer 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: 4
Thayer County:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Thayer County:

11.60 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

23.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Thayer County:

10.2%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Thayer County:

29.5%
State:

28.0%

Agriculture in Thayer County:

Average size of farms: 682 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $181,474
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $225.99
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.67%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $160,954
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.84%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.73%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $131,894
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.58
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.44%
Corn for grain: 106927 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 26560 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 85370 harvested acres
Vegetables: 211 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Thayer County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Nebraska state average. It is 1627892.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/13/1990, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thayer County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Nebraska state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 191.6 miles away from Thayer County center
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 441.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 294.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 731.9 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 304.4 miles away from Thayer County center
On 6/20/2002 at 04:29:40, a magnitude 3.5 (3.3 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 06, 2015 to June 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4225: June 25, 2015, FEMA Id: 4225, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe 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 Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 16, 2009 to November 17, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1864: December 16, 2009, FEMA Id: 1864, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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
  • Nebraska Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 12, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1739: January 11, 2008, FEMA Id: 1739, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Nebraska Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3245: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3245, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 20, 2004 to June 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1517: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1517, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 09, 2003 to July 14, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1480: July 21, 2003, FEMA Id: 1480, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Nebraska Severe Snow Storms, Incident Period: October 24, 1997 to October 26, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1190: November 01, 1997, FEMA Id: 1190, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • Nebraska Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 23, 1993 to August 05, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-998: July 19, 1993, FEMA Id: 998, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Thayer County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (29%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (43%)
  • Germany (27%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Australia (6%)
  • Spain (4%)
  • Yugoslavia (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

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

  • German (64%)
  • English (7%)
  • United States or American (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Swedish (2%)
  • Czech (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Thayer County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,153 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 240 (8%)
  • Bicycle: 9 (0%)
  • Walked: 191 (7%)
  • Other means: 14 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 246 (9%)

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

180 people in nursing homes

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

  • 150 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,656.

4.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,071 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.89%
Nebraska average:

6.38%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.41% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($23,232 average AGI)
1.48% relocated from other states ($9,838 average AGI)
Thayer County:

1.48%
Nebraska average:

2.71%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, NE  0.79% ($26,000 average AGI)
from Lancaster County, NE  0.69% ($25,071)


5.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Nebraska average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.93% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($22,514 average AGI)
1.42% relocated to other states ($9,202 average AGI)
Thayer County:

1.42%
Nebraska average:

2.88%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lancaster County, NE  1.23% ($20,440 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Births per 1000 population in Thayer County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Thayer County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 1.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Thayer County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Thayer County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Thayer County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,433 (1,298 aged, 135 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 119 (11%)

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

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

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

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

  • Congestive heart failure (98)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (89)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (72)
  • Unspecified dementia (72)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (64)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (52)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (48)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (27)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (25)
  • Chronic ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (24)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 18.19
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,640
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 255
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 20,735

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 754
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,545
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 37

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 16
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 18

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,072
  • In family households: 4,158 (1,253 male householders, 216 female householders)
    1,302 spouses, 1,245 children (1,121 natural, 53 adopted, 71 stepchildren), 40 grandchildren, 13 brothers or sisters, 12 parents, 10 other relatives, 63 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 914 (369 male householders (329 living alone)), 458 female householders (429 living alone)), 87 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 156 (153 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 873 2-persons, 235 3-persons, 191 4-persons, 111 5-persons, 36 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 758 1-person, 59 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

1,152 married couples with children.
250 single-parent households (77 men, 173 women).

96.2% of residents of Thayer County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $45,577,000 ($8,290 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $383,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $18,909,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,441,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,103,000
Federal grants: $6,733,000
Federal procurement contracts: $496,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,895,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,806,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,490,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,046,000

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

Births: 282
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 491
Here:

90 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -405
Here -75 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Thayer County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.40 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 45
  • 2000 to 2009: 109
  • 1990 to 1999: 140
  • 1980 to 1989: 207
  • 1970 to 1979: 335
  • 1960 to 1969: 265
  • 1950 to 1959: 280
  • 1940 to 1949: 194
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,145
Note: State values scaled to Thayer population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Thayer County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Thayer County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 24
  • 4 rooms: 233
  • 5 rooms: 380
  • 6 rooms: 455
  • 7 rooms: 334
  • 8 rooms: 291
  • 9+ rooms: 307
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 46
  • 4 rooms: 106
  • 5 rooms: 96
  • 6 rooms: 72
  • 7 rooms: 62
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9+ rooms: 53
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Thayer County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Thayer County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 77
  • 2 bedrooms: 597
  • 3 bedrooms: 798
  • 4 bedrooms: 481
  • 5+ bedrooms: 79
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 77
  • 2 bedrooms: 197
  • 3 bedrooms: 122
  • 4 bedrooms: 73
  • 5+ bedrooms: 36
Cars and other vehicles available in Thayer County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Thayer County population
  • no vehicle: 59
  • 1 vehicle: 518
  • 2 vehicles: 832
  • 3 vehicles: 432
  • 4 vehicles: 156
  • 5+ vehicles: 35
  • no vehicle: 51
  • 1 vehicle: 184
  • 2 vehicles: 178
  • 3 vehicles: 71
  • 4 vehicles: 18
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

68% of Thayer 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, 67% lived in Nebraska.

Thayer County:

68.5%
State average:

55.7%

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

  • This state: 4,705
  • Northeast: 50
  • Midwest: 860
  • South: 133
  • West: 241

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $13,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Thayer County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (53.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.5%)
  • Electricity (15.1%)
  • Wood (1.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (50.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.7%)
  • Electricity (19.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 89
Here:

12.7%
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: 5
Here:

6.4%
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)

Thayer County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $6,053,000
    Regular Highways: $610,000
    General - Other: $355,000
    Police Protection: $305,000
    Financial Administration: $145,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $130,000
    Central Staff Services: $119,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $109,000
    General Public Buildings: $22,000
    Welfare - Other: $22,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $65,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,640,000

Thayer County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $6,053,000
    All Other: $345,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $166,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $113,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $113,000
    Rents: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $807,000
    General Support: $208,000
    Public Welfare: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,620,000
    NEC: $177,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $57,000

Thayer County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,170,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,145,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $25,000

Thayer County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,971,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 85
  • Number of aged recipients: 19
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 66
  • Number of recipients under 18: 11
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 48
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 26
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 40
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 52
Thayer County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Thayer County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Thayer County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7279.9 years
William6183.0 years
George5481.7 years
Anna4788.0 years
Henry4282.7 years
Mary4184.1 years
Fred4081.9 years
Walter3678.1 years
Albert3180.6 years
Frank2980.9 years
Most common last names in Thayer County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer3379.9 years
Johnson2781.6 years
Harms2082.2 years
Heinrichs1780.6 years
Reinke1781.7 years
Miller1679.1 years
Bowman1678.8 years
Bruning1684.8 years
Vieselmeyer1580.9 years
Virus1578.9 years
Businesses in Thayer County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ford1True Value1
Subway1U.S. Cellular1

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  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"