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

8,713

Households

3,677

Median Age

48

Population Growth Rate

0%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

4,906

Owner Occupied

2,729

Renter Occupied

948

Vacant

1,229

Median Home Value

$93,470


Average Home Value

$147,252

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$45,009

2022

$50,659

Average Household

2017

$59,917

2022

$69,847

Per Capita

2017

$25,489

2022

$29,748

Cost of living

80.10%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

17 min.

Drive Alone

3,199

Carpooled

382

Public

5

Work At Home

314

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

4,201

Graduates

High School

2,084

Associates

759

Bachelor's

844

Graduate

403

Total Employed

3,761

Total Businesses

548

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

42

Employed

96

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

6

Employed

67

Construction

Businesses

22

Employed

86

Manufacturing

Businesses

11

Employed

192

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

31

Employed

239

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22