Highest-earning counties in Nebraska

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Nebraska

The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Nebraska using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Nebraska.

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#50. Knox County

- Median household income: $53,653
--- 14.9% below state average, 17.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.0%
--- #2,143 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.5%
--- #1,490 highest among all counties nationwide
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#49. Boyd County

- Median household income: $53,846
--- 14.6% below state average, 17.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.0%
--- #1,445 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.4%
--- #1,465 highest among all counties nationwide
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#48. Banner County

- Median household income: $53,864
--- 14.5% below state average, 17.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.4%
--- #1,376 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.1%
--- #1,462 highest among all counties nationwide
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#47. Custer County

- Median household income: $53,891
--- 14.5% below state average, 17.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.0%
--- #1,445 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.9%
--- #1,459 highest among all counties nationwide
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#46. Garfield County

- Median household income: $54,659
--- 13.3% below state average, 15.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.1%
--- #2,120 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.3%
--- #1,376 highest among all counties nationwide

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#45. Keya Paha County

- Median household income: $55,250
--- 12.3% below state average, 15.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.5%
--- #1,057 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.7%
--- #1,320 highest among all counties nationwide
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#44. Blaine County

- Median household income: $55,268
--- 12.3% below state average, 15.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 6.7%
--- #3,118 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.3%
--- #1,318 highest among all counties nationwide
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#43. Cherry County

- Median household income: $55,431
--- 12.0% below state average, 14.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.5%
--- #1,690 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
--- #1,296 highest among all counties nationwide
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#42. Thurston County

- Median household income: $55,574
--- 11.8% below state average, 14.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.7%
--- #1,492 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.8%
--- #1,283 highest among all counties nationwide
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#41. Adams County

- Median household income: $56,007
--- 11.1% below state average, 13.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.4%
--- #1,216 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
--- #1,242 highest among all counties nationwide

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#40. Chase County

- Median household income: $56,135
--- 10.9% below state average, 13.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.2%
--- #1,933 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.1%
--- #1,234 highest among all counties nationwide
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#39. Valley County

- Median household income: $56,205
--- 10.8% below state average, 13.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 16.3%
--- #2,267 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.9%
--- #1,228 highest among all counties nationwide
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#38. Dawson County

- Median household income: $56,731
--- 10.0% below state average, 12.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.8%
--- #1,158 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.5%
--- #1,188 highest among all counties nationwide
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#37. Dixon County

- Median household income: $57,243
--- 9.2% below state average, 11.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.3%
--- #1,558 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
--- #1,129 highest among all counties nationwide
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#36. Pierce County

- Median household income: $57,629
--- 8.5% below state average, 11.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.1%
--- #1,113 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.9%
--- #1,091 highest among all counties nationwide

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#35. Phelps County

- Median household income: $58,105
--- 7.8% below state average, 10.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.0%
--- #882 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.8%
--- #1,057 highest among all counties nationwide
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#34. Dodge County

- Median household income: $58,439
--- 7.3% below state average, 10.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.4%
--- #1,543 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.9%
--- #1,030 highest among all counties nationwide
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#33. Hall County

- Median household income: $58,595
--- 7.0% below state average, 9.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.5%
--- #1,196 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
--- #1,022 highest among all counties nationwide
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#32. Wayne County

- Median household income: $58,894
--- 6.5% below state average, 9.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.3%
--- #1,558 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 13.5%
--- #1,006 highest among all counties nationwide
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#31. Thomas County

- Median household income: $59,000
--- 6.4% below state average, 9.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 27.9%
--- #631 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.2%
--- #992 highest among all counties nationwide

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#30. Cuming County

- Median household income: $59,202
--- 6.1% below state average, 8.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.5%
--- #1,520 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.7%
--- #971 highest among all counties nationwide
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#29. Butler County

- Median household income: $59,232
--- 6.0% below state average, 8.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.5%
--- #822 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.3%
--- #969 highest among all counties nationwide
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#28. Frontier County

- Median household income: $59,250
--- 6.0% below state average, 8.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.3%
--- #1,902 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.8%
--- #967 highest among all counties nationwide
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#27. Howard County

- Median household income: $59,432
--- 5.7% below state average, 8.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.1%
--- #2,120 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%
--- #947 highest among all counties nationwide
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#26. Polk County

- Median household income: $59,837
--- 5.0% below state average, 7.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.6%
--- #1,517 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%
--- #909 highest among all counties nationwide

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#25. Lincoln County

- Median household income: $59,995
--- 4.8% below state average, 7.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.0%
--- #1,126 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
--- #895 highest among all counties nationwide
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#24. Boone County

- Median household income: $60,094
--- 4.6% below state average, 7.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.2%
--- #1,105 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.6%
--- #885 highest among all counties nationwide
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#23. Holt County

- Median household income: $60,214
--- 4.4% below state average, 7.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.9%
--- #1,626 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.9%
--- #876 highest among all counties nationwide
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#22. Platte County

- Median household income: $60,878
--- 3.4% below state average, 6.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.1%
--- #1,259 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.7%
--- #831 highest among all counties nationwide
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#21. Dakota County

- Median household income: $61,227
--- 2.8% below state average, 5.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.6%
--- #921 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.6%
--- #807 highest among all counties nationwide

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#20. Perkins County

- Median household income: $61,389
--- 2.6% below state average, 5.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.7%
--- #717 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
--- #797 highest among all counties nationwide
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#19. Box Butte County

- Median household income: $61,904
--- 1.8% below state average, 4.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.3%
--- #849 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.2%
--- #754 highest among all counties nationwide
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#18. Fillmore County

- Median household income: $62,151
--- 1.4% below state average, 4.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.9%
--- #786 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.7%
--- #738 highest among all counties nationwide
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#17. Lancaster County

- Median household income: $62,464
--- 0.9% below state average, 3.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 27.4%
--- #668 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.5%
--- #721 highest among all counties nationwide
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#16. Kearney County

- Median household income: $62,899
--- 0.2% below state average, 3.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.9%
--- #704 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.0%
--- #693 highest among all counties nationwide

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#15. York County

- Median household income: $63,105
--- 0.1% above state average, 2.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.2%
--- #865 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.0%
--- #681 highest among all counties nationwide
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#14. Buffalo County

- Median household income: $63,513
--- 0.8% above state average, 2.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.7%
--- #723 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.0%
--- #663 highest among all counties nationwide
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#13. Clay County

- Median household income: $63,686
--- 1.1% above state average, 2.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.4%
--- #1,371 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.1%
--- #653 highest among all counties nationwide
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#12. Colfax County

- Median household income: $64,269
--- 2.0% above state average, 1.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.9%
--- #1,460 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.0%
--- #621 highest among all counties nationwide
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#11. Cedar County

- Median household income: $64,703
--- 2.7% above state average, 0.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.1%
--- #974 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.7%
--- #597 highest among all counties nationwide

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#10. Otoe County

- Median household income: $64,755
--- 2.8% above state average, 0.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 26.9%
--- #704 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
--- #592 highest among all counties nationwide
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#9. Stanton County

- Median household income: $64,808
--- 2.8% above state average, 0.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.3%
--- #1,240 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.8%
--- #590 highest among all counties nationwide
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#8. Gosper County

- Median household income: $65,086
--- 3.3% above state average, 0.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.0%
--- #1,268 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.3%
--- #572 highest among all counties nationwide
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#7. Douglas County

- Median household income: $66,600
--- 5.7% above state average, 2.5% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 30.5%
--- #454 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.9%
--- #504 highest among all counties nationwide
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#6. Hamilton County

- Median household income: $68,649
--- 8.9% above state average, 5.6% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 32.0%
--- #391 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 3.6%
--- #422 highest among all counties nationwide

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#5. Saunders County

- Median household income: $70,414
--- 11.7% above state average, 8.3% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.8%
--- #403 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.8%
--- #366 highest among all counties nationwide
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#4. Seward County

- Median household income: $71,111
--- 12.8% above state average, 9.4% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 30.1%
--- #480 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.8%
--- #349 highest among all counties nationwide
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#3. Washington County

- Median household income: $71,505
--- 13.5% above state average, 10.0% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 35.6%
--- #266 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%
--- #338 highest among all counties nationwide
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#2. Cass County

- Median household income: $73,683
--- 16.9% above state average, 13.4% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 34.0%
--- #313 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.5%
--- #283 highest among all counties nationwide
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#1. Sarpy County

- Median household income: $83,051
--- 31.8% above state average, 27.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 40.3%
--- #168 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.6%
--- #157 highest among all counties nationwide

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