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

5,131

Population
Growth Rate

-0.18%

Median Age

51

Diversity Index

7.900

Housing & Income

Households

2,295

Total Housing Units

2,731


Owner Occupied

1,703

Renter Occupied

592

Vacant

436

Median Home Value

$77,582


Average Home Value

$115,194

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

1.32%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,001 $52,705


Average Household

$67,835 $72,172


Per Capita

$30,365 $32,418

Workforce

Total Businesses

387

Total Employed

3,051

Workers 16+

2,549

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

25

Employed

774

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

493

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

411

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

54

Employed

215

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

29

Employed

155

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

62

Employed

150

Some
High School

182

Graduated
High School

1,205

Associates
Degree

572

Bachelor's
Degree

546

Graduate
Degree

249

Average Commute Time

13 min.



Resident Commuters

2,222

Non-Resident Commuters

261

Drive Alone

2,086

Carpooled

155

Public

2

Work At Home

147


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