Thayer County, NE County Profile

Thayer County: Strategic Location in the Heart of the Country

From Thayer County, businesses can reach the majority of east and west coast cities within two days. We are truly in the heart of the country and the ideal location for distribution, agriculture and manufacturing businesses. The cost of living and doing business here is lower than the national average (72%) which is an added benefit. 

Thayer County is made up of 11 cities with Hebron as its county seat. Located on the south line of Nebraska, Thayer County is known for an abundance of natural resources, which are partially used for agriculture. The sloping rolling hills and beautiful tarain offer plenty of space for growth and expansion. Companies like Cargill Ag, Norder Supply Inc., and others have used the combination of our natural resources, strong workforce and affordability to grow their businesses within the county. For example, Reinke Manufacturing Company of Deshler started in 1968, selling pivot irrigation rigs. They now employ over 400 people and are one of the four leading irrigation equipment manufacturers in the world.

Thayer County, NE

Population

Total Population

5,093

Population
Growth Rate

-0.23%

Median Age

52

Diversity Index

9.900

Housing & Income

Households

2,304

Total Housing Units

2,736


Owner Occupied

1,748

Renter Occupied

556

Vacant

432

Median Home Value

$86,997


Average Home Value

$127,388

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.03%


Per Capita Income

2.00%

Income Projection

Median Household

$54,529 $57,765


Average Household

$75,362 $82,815


Per Capita

$34,110 $37,653

Workforce

Total Businesses

364

Total Employed

2,900

Workers 16+

2,528

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

23

Employed

780

2021 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

455

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

363

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

51

Employed

201

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

59

Employed

144

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

28

Employed

143

Some
High School

193

Graduated
High School

1,199

Associates
Degree

591

Bachelor's
Degree

548

Graduate
Degree

212

Average Commute Time

13 min.



Resident Commuters

2,206

Non-Resident Commuters

265

Drive Alone

2,082

Carpooled

138

Public

2

Work At Home

158


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