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Thurston County, Nebraska (NE)

County population in 2019: 7,255 (all rural); it was 7,171 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 515
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 859
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,372
Renter-occupied apartments: 784 (it was 883 in 2000)
% of renters here:

39%
State:

33%

Land area: 394 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Thurston County: 74.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.7%), Construction (15.3%), Educational, health and social services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 56%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Thurston County, NE (2019)
    • 4,05256.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2,57235.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4496.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 691.0%Two or more races
    • 610.9%Asian alone
    • 140.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 40.06%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

27.7 years
Nebraska median age:

36.8 years
Males: 3,609  (49.8%)
Females: 3,646  (50.2%)
Average household size:
Thurston County:

3.0 people
Nebraska:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $52,520 ($28,170 in 1999)
This county:

$52,520
Nebraska:

$63,229

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $353 (lower quartile is $258, upper quartile is $455)
This county:

$353
State:

$714


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $88,456 (it was $53,400 in 2000)
Thurston:

$88,456
Nebraska:

$172,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,412 - $180,357
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,037
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $431

Institutionalized population: 52

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: 0
  • Thefts: 0
  • Auto thefts: 0

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: 0
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 1
Thurston County, NE map from a distance

Health of residents in Thurston County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
61.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.9% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
47.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 207 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $128,500
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $133,100
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2006: 32 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $254,500
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $262,500
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $208,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $340,000
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $191,600
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $270,000
  • 2019: 12 buildings, average cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Thurston, NE residents
Average permit cost in Thurston, NE
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,515 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,146 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Thurston, NE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Thurston, NE in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Thurston, NE in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.7%
Thurston County:

22.7%
Nebraska:

9.9%
(7.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Black residents, 23.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.2% for American Indian residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 27.7 years old
(Males: 26.5 years old, Females: 29.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.2 years old, Black residents: 30.0 years old, American Indian residents: 25.5 years old, Asian residents: 26.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 14.1 years old, Other race residents: 14.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Thurston 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 $629 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pender, Macy, Walthill, Winnebago, Rosalie, Thurston.

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

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Neighboring counties: Harney County, Oregon , Gratiot County, Michigan , Henry County, Illinois , Logan County, Colorado , Lapeer County, Michigan , Monroe County, Pennsylvania , Routt County, Colorado , Washtenaw County, Michigan .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

2.9%
Nebraska:

2.7%

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

Current college students: 217
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 106 (20.9% naturalized citizens)

Thurston County:

1.5%
Whole state:

7.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 702010 or later
  • 142000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 151980 to 1989
  • 151970 to 1979
  • 23Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.8%

Thurston County marital status for males Thurston County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,028
  • One, attached: 17
  • Two: 70
  • 3 or 4: 75
  • 5 to 9: 59
  • 10 to 19: 112
  • 20 or more: 1
  • Mobile homes: 113

Housing units in Thurston County with a mortgage: 480 (11 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 883

Here:

35.2% with mortgage
State:

59.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Thurston County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,49210
Evangelical Protestant7616
Other7332
Catholic2831
None3,671-
Thurston 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: 1
Thurston County:

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.


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

1.39 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Thurston County:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

2.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Thurston County:

10.0%
Nebraska:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Thurston County:

32.4%
State:

28.0%

Agriculture in Thurston County:

Average size of farms: 489 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $211,551
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $213.35
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.43%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $189,561
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 78.21%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $107,671
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.64%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.84
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.25%
Corn for grain: 76522 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 71967 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Thurston County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 262% 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 397.1 miles away from Thurston County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 126.6 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 202.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 244.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.1 miles away from Thurston County center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 253.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2018 - July 1, 2018, FEMA Id: 4387, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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: June 14, 2014 to June 21, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4183: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4183, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 01, 2014 to June 04, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4185: July 28, 2014, FEMA Id: 4185, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Nebraska Severe Storms, Winter Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: October 02, 2013 to October 07, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4156: November 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4156, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Nebraska Flooding, Incident Period: June 17, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3323: June 18, 2011, FEMA Id: 3323, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Nebraska Flooding, Incident Period: May 24, 2011 to August 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4013: August 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4013, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 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
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Thurston County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Thurston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,697 (80.3%)
  • Carpooled: 350 (10.4%)
  • Bus: 8 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 23 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 125 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 155 (4.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)

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


  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Guatemala (18%)
  • Thailand (17%)
  • Mexico (16%)
  • Burma (13%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Japan (5%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Thurston County


  • German (11%)
  • American (2%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • Czech (1%)
  • Swedish (1%)
  • European (1%)
  • Danish (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 58 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 9 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 45 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,516.

3.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,916 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.80%
Nebraska average:

6.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.47% relocated from other counties in Nebraska ($19,530 average AGI)
1.33% relocated from other states ($6,386 average AGI)
Thurston County:

1.33%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.33% ($18,276 average AGI)
from Dakota County, NE  0.91% ($26,150)


3.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,212 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Nebraska average:

6.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.88% relocated to other counties in Nebraska ($23,624 average AGI)
1.01% relocated to other states ($6,588 average AGI)
Thurston County:

1.01%
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 Woodbury County, IA  1.01% ($25,455 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 21.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 22.0

Births per 1000 population in Thurston County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Thurston County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Thurston County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Thurston County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Thurston County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Thurston County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Thurston County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Thurston County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Thurston County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 954 (815 aged, 139 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 455 (18%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (23)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (15)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 23%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 28.03
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 26,997
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 2,285
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 261,452

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,105
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,073
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 27

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,255
  • Male householders: 924 (251 living alone), Female householders: 1,286 (245 living alone)
  • 965 spouses (965 opposite-sex spouses), 224 unmarried partners, (222 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,403 children (2,212 natural, 36 adopted, 159 stepchildren), 885 grandchildren, 97 brothers or sisters, 59 parents, 21 foster children, 252 other relatives, 135 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 42

Size of family households: 582 2-persons, 267 3-persons, 270 4-persons, 196 5-persons, 128 6-persons, 182 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 497 1-person, 76 2-persons, 4 3-persons.

784 married couples with children.
829 single-parent households (211 men, 618 women).

95.8% of residents of Thurston speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (4% speak English very well, 41% speak English well, 52% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $82,703,000 ($11,593 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $141,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,394,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,450,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,066,000
Federal grants: $40,665,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,094,000 ($50,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,034,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,292,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $705,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,094,000

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

Births: 865
Here:

117 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 421
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

46 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -286
Here -39 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Thurston County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.91 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.3

Year house built in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • Year house built in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • 422014 or later
  • 382010 to 2013
  • 2382000 to 2009
  • 2771990 to 1999
  • 3081980 to 1989
  • 5091970 to 1979
  • 1961960 to 1969
  • 1431950 to 1959
  • 1641940 to 1949
  • 5271939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Thurston County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • 01 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 193 rooms
  • 1314 rooms
  • 2765 rooms
  • 3036 rooms
  • 2087 rooms
  • 1388 rooms
  • 2679+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • 51 room
  • 612 rooms
  • 1173 rooms
  • 1774 rooms
  • 1635 rooms
  • 1626 rooms
  • 717 rooms
  • 588 rooms
  • 469+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Thurston County, Nebraska
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • 0no bedroom
  • 401 bedroom
  • 2752 bedrooms
  • 5563 bedrooms
  • 3574 bedrooms
  • 1235+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Thurston County, Nebraska
  • 5no bedroom
  • 1381 bedroom
  • 3042 bedrooms
  • 2343 bedrooms
  • 1584 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Thurston County, Nebraska in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Thurston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Thurston County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 50no vehicle
  • 3171 vehicle
  • 4992 vehicles
  • 3113 vehicles
  • 954 vehicles
  • 745+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Thurston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Thurston County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 125no vehicle
  • 3941 vehicle
  • 2102 vehicles
  • 1083 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

90.4% of Thurston County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Nebraska.

Thurston County:

90.4%
State average:

84.1%

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

  • This state: 3,372
  • Other state: 3,737
  • Northeast: 31
  • Midwest: 3,228
  • South: 112
  • West: 288
Year householders moved into unit in Thurston County, NE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Thurston County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 23.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 3.7%Other fuel
  • 2.9%Wood
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 39.0%Utility gas
  • 36.2%Electricity
  • 21.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 111
Here:

9.3%
Nebraska:

14.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 14
Here:

2.6%
Nebraska:

12.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

7.9%
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

Thurston County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $570,000
    Regular Highways: $71,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $298,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,802,000
    Regular Highways: $1,721,000
    Police Protection: $557,000
    Correctional Institutions: $394,000
    Financial Administration: $272,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $224,000
    Central Staff Services: $208,000
    General Public Buildings: $106,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $75,000
    Highways: $3,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $60,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Police Protection: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,273,000
    Other: $285,000
    General Local Government Support: $145,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,524,000
    Death and Gift: $377,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $189,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,607,000

Thurston County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $570,000
    Regular Highways: $71,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $298,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,802,000
    Regular Highways: $1,721,000
    Police Protection: $557,000
    Correctional Institutions: $394,000
    Financial Administration: $272,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $224,000
    Central Staff Services: $208,000
    General Public Buildings: $106,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $75,000
    Highways: $3,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $60,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Police Protection: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,273,000
    Other: $285,000
    General Local Government Support: $145,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,524,000
    Death and Gift: $377,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $189,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,607,000

Thurston County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $570,000
    Regular Highways: $71,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $298,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,802,000
    Regular Highways: $1,721,000
    Police Protection: $557,000
    Correctional Institutions: $394,000
    Financial Administration: $272,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $224,000
    Central Staff Services: $208,000
    General Public Buildings: $106,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $75,000
    Highways: $3,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $60,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Police Protection: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,273,000
    Other: $285,000
    General Local Government Support: $145,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,524,000
    Death and Gift: $377,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $189,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,607,000

Thurston County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $570,000
    Regular Highways: $71,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $298,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,802,000
    Regular Highways: $1,721,000
    Police Protection: $557,000
    Correctional Institutions: $394,000
    Financial Administration: $272,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $224,000
    Central Staff Services: $208,000
    General Public Buildings: $106,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $37,000
    Health - Other: $34,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $34,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $75,000
    Highways: $3,000
    Other: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,000
    Interest Earnings: $21,000
    Sale of Property: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $60,000
    General Public Building: $16,000
    Police Protection: $16,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,370,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,273,000
    Other: $285,000
    General Local Government Support: $145,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,524,000
    Death and Gift: $377,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $189,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,607,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 179
  • Number of aged recipients: 19
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 160
  • Number of recipients under 18: 30
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 109
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 40
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 74
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 68
Most common first names in Thurston County, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4775.3 years
Henry4673.4 years
Mary4381.1 years
George3679.5 years
Charles3476.6 years
William3281.4 years
Anna2489.0 years
James2271.2 years
Edward2075.4 years
Herman2080.3 years
Most common last names in Thurston County, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Walker2971.7 years
Parker2863.3 years
Johnson2174.5 years
Smith2176.9 years
Tyndall2167.3 years
Robinson1968.0 years
Kai1879.6 years
Morris1860.5 years
Grant1865.8 years
Anderson1782.8 years
Businesses in Thurston County, NE
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Curves1