Knox County NE

When Knox county was first organized in 1857, it was named L’Eau Qui Court (French for Running Water) in honor of the Niobrara River. Later it was renamed for General Henry Knox. Knox county is home to Bloomfield (32 minutes to Yankton), Creighton (55 minutes), Crofton (16 minutes), Niobrara (46 minutes), Santee (51 minutes), Verdigre (61 minutes), and Wausa (35 minutes). Heavily focused on the agricultural industry, Knox county is beautiful with rolling hills, and the Niobrara River. The Lewis & Clark Lake Recreation Area is located on the south side of the Lake. Niobrara State Park surrounds the confluence of the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers.

Public kindergarten through high school education is offered by Bloomfield Community Schools, Creighton Community Public Schools, and Crofton Community Schools.

Demographics

Total Population

8,676

Households

3,684

Median Age

47

Population Growth Rate

-0%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

5,006

Owner Occupied

2,694

Renter Occupied

990

Vacant

1,322

Median Home Value

$87,444


Average Home Value

$147,123

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$40,827

2021

$48,772

Average Household

2016

$57,489

2021

$64,951

Per Capita

2016

$24,631

2021

$27,983

Cost of living

80.10%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Commute

Average Commute Time

17 min.

Drive Alone

3,107

Carpooled

371

Public

10

Work At Home

351

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

4,126

Graduates

High School

2,081

Associates

759

Bachelor's

867

Graduate

329

Total Employed

4,118

Total Businesses

609

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

50

Employed

121

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

6

Employed

67

Construction

Businesses

25

Employed

92

Manufacturing

Businesses

10

Employed

194

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

34

Employed

245

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02