Did you know that Nebraska is a state that is in both the Midwest and the Great Plains? This week we are discussing Nebraska employment background check information, Nebraska crime data, and other general state information in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Nebraska Population and Age Distribution. Nebraska’s estimated population was 1.9 million. The median age was 36.3 years. 25% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $50,723. The total number of households was 733,570 with an average of 2.46 people.
Nebraska Employment and Unemployment Rate. 66.3% of the Nebraska population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 2nd in the nation. The Nebraska unemployment rate is 5.3% which was ranked 49th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Nebraska were as follows: 69,244 (7.2%) were self-employed, 140,051 (14.6%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 745,199 (77.9%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Nebraska were: Educational Services and Health Care (23.3%), Retail (11.6%), Manufacturing (11.1%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (8.2%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8.1%).
Nebraska Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Nebraska’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (35.4%), Sales and Office (24.1%), Service (17.1%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (13.2%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (10.3%).
Nebraska Health Insurance Coverage. 89% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (11% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 74% had private coverage and 27% had public coverage.
Disability. 11% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Nebraska reported a disability. The Nebraska disability claim rate was ranked 44th in the country.
For a list of Nebraska counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Nebraska Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Nebraska had 4,814 total violent crimes (which ranked 41st in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.26% (which ranked it 39th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 53 were murders, 711 were forcible rapes, 1,130 were robberies, and 2,920 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Nebraska had 51,118 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 8,735 were burglaries, 38,236 were larceny/thefts, and 4,147 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Nebraska had the 37th most law enforcement employees per population. Nebraska ranked 38th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Nebraska crime information, please see the Nebraska Judicial Branch JUSTICE Case Search.
Nebraska Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Nebraska employment background check products: a Nebraska county criminal background check and a Nebraska state criminal background check.
The Nebraska county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Nebraska County and District Courts. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
The Nebraska state criminal background check includes a Nebraska corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Nebraska as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls felony and gross misdemeanor conviction records (current and historical). The Nebraska state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Nebraska criminal background check webpage.
Other Nebraska employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Nebraska” data is from 2011. “Nebraska Crime Data” data is from 2012.