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.

Knox County, NE

Population

Total Population

8,821

Population
Growth Rate

0.17%

Median Age

48

Diversity Index

27.200

Housing & Income

Households

3,714

Total Housing Units

4,888


Owner Occupied

2,754

Renter Occupied

960

Vacant

1,174

Median Home Value

$99,306


Average Home Value

$163,943

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.22%


Per Capita Income

2.25%

Income Projection

Median Household

$46,013 $51,763


Average Household

$60,841 $67,934


Per Capita

$25,833 $28,871

Workforce

Total Businesses

534

Total Employed

3,651

Workers 16+

4,180

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

38

Employed

91

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

4

Employed

63

Construction

Businesses

23

Employed

82

Manufacturing

Businesses

14

Employed

199

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

31

Employed

229

Some
High School

263

Graduated
High School

2,027

Associates
Degree

817

Bachelor's
Degree

1,021

Graduate
Degree

372

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

3,114

Non-Resident Commuters

589

Drive Alone

3,223

Carpooled

354

Public

6

Work At Home

313


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