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

4,978

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

51

Diversity Index

13.600

Housing & Income

Households

2,113

Total Housing Units

2,432


Owner Occupied

1,680

Renter Occupied

433

Vacant

319

Median Home Value

$85,340


Average Home Value

$130,967

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.45%

Income Projection

Median Household

$59,357 $66,388


Average Household

$86,905 $98,567


Per Capita

$36,907 $41,658

Workforce

Total Businesses

385

Total Employed

2,905

Workers 16+

2,478

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

23

Employed

665

2022 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

17

Employed

474

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

14

Employed

370

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

53

Employed

212

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

61

Employed

151

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

30

Employed

148

Some
High School

189

Graduated
High School

1,175

Associates
Degree

580

Bachelor's
Degree

528

Graduate
Degree

204

Average Commute Time

14 min.



Resident Commuters

2,009

Non-Resident Commuters

370

Drive Alone

2,013

Carpooled

184

Public

1

Work At Home

121


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