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With a 25-bed critical access hospital, 2 ambulance services, multiple doctor’s clinics and specialists, two assisted living and three skilled nursing facilities, Phelps County has the medical amenities to serve families and individuals in all stages of life.

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Phelps Laborshed Demographics

The Phelps County Labor Area labor force totaled 58,117 in 2012, with 56,173 local residents employed in jobs either within or outside the area.A labor availability study was conducted by Kenneth M. Lemke, Ph.D. in 2013.  He concluded that an employer offering attractive working conditions with competitive wages and employee benefits in Phelps County would be able to select from a substantial pool of applicants. In fact, the report states, "…a prospective new employer providing job opportunities with competitive wages and benefits and offering career opportunities would be a welcome addition to the employment base in Phelps County. The response to such employment opportunities would be substantial, and as this report shows, there is a sizeable labor force and population base living within the Phelps County Labor Area."

Employable Commuters: Phelps County's primary labor pool is drawn from the geographic area illustrated above. With minimal road congestion and convenient access to I-80, existing employers are able to attract qualified employees from a 40-mile radius: a commute time of approximately 45 minutes.

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Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
72,389 74,986 77,062 79,522
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 5,425 5,303 5,364
5-9 5,143 5,209 5,224
10-14 4,834 4,971 5,353
15-19 5,887 5,534 5,881
20-24 6,725 6,548 6,045
25-29 5,163 5,664 5,191
30-34 4,327 4,981 5,415
35-39 4,192 4,259 4,995
40-44 4,105 4,149 4,264
45-49 4,936 4,128 4,212
50-54 5,157 4,927 4,132
55-59 4,731 5,141 4,875
60-64 3,925 4,578 4,979
65-69 2,842 3,715 4,325
70-74 2,235 2,642 3,466
75-79 1,930 1,885 2,305
80-84 1,629 1,541 1,593
85+ 1,800 1,887 1,904
18+ 56,435 58,749 60,524
Median Age 35 35 36
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

2016
Total 77,062
White Alone 87.594
Black Alone 1.928
American Indian Alone 0.571
Asian Alone 1.106
Pacific Islander Alone 0.092
Some Other Race 6.848
Two or More Races 1.861
Hispanic Origin 14.871
Diversity Index 42.700
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 27,139 29,150 30,216 31,344
Housing Units 29,855 32,117 33,370 34,520
Owner Occupied Units 19,236 19,868
Renter Occupied Units 10,980 11,476
Vacant Units 3,154 3,176
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

2016 2021
Median Household $50,838 $57,460
Average Household $63,164 $72,045
Per Capita $25,029 $28,664
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

2016
<$15,000 3,516
$15,000 - $24,999 3,208
$25,000 - $34,999 3,617
$35,000 - $49,999 4,414
$50,000 - $74,999 6,659
$75,000 - $99,999 4,097
$100,000 - $149,999 3,220
$150,000 - $199,999 734
$200,000+ 751
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population 1% 1%
Households 1% 1%
Families 1% 1%
Median Household Income 2%
Per Capita Income 3%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Phelps Laborshed Quality Life

Home Value

2016 2021
Median Home Value $133,725 $155,961
Average Home Value $167,920 $184,762
<$50,000 2,318 1,524
$50,000 - $99,999 4,342 3,431
$100,000 - $149,999 4,384 4,426
$150,000 - $199,999 3,379 4,630
$200,000 - $249,999 1,906 2,586
$250,000 - $299,999 953 1,236
$300,000 - $399,999 890 930
$400,000 - $499,999 399 349
$500,000 - $749,999 419 429
$750,000 - $999,999 112 179
$1,000,000 + 132 146
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 181
2000-2009 3,373
1990-1999 4,086
1980-1989 3,509
1970-1979 6,175
1960-1969 3,058
1950-1959 3,062
1940-1949 1,720
1939 or Before 7,149
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 39,719
In-County Residents 32,959
Out-of-County Residents 6,438
Drive Alone 31,228
Carpooled 4,245
Public Transport 110
Work at Home 1,954
Less than 5 minutes 3,415
5-9 minutes 11,776
10-14 minutes 9,111
15-19 minutes 4,363
20-24 minutes 2,434
25-29 minutes 1,140
30-34 minutes 2,232
35-39 minutes 362
40-44 minutes 517
45-59 minutes 1,014
60-89 minutes 863
90+ minutes 537
Average Travel Time 3
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Phelps Laborshed Workforce Occupations

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 47,929
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 844
Mining 1
Utilities 273
Construction 2,371
Manufacturing 6,616
Wholesale Trade 1,927
   
Retail Trade 6,720
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 805
Furn & Home Furnish Str 142
Electronics & Appl Store 110
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 795
Food & Beverage Stores 1,074
Health/Pers Care Stores 311
Gasoline Stations 270
Clothing/Accessory Store 751
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 471
General Merchandise Str 1,443
Misc Store Retailers 429
Nonstore Retailers 119
   
Transportation/Warehouse 1,339
Information 1,213
   
Finance & Insurance 1,437
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 776
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 189
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 473
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 491
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 1,245
Legal Services 278
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 15
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 833
Educational Services 3,334
HealthCare/Social Assist 8,332
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 766
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 4,029
Accommodation 769
Food Srv/Drinking Places 3,260
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 2,545
Auto Repair/Maintenance 674
Public Administration Emp 3,333
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Phelps Laborshed Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 4,389
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 142
Mining Bus 1
Utilities Bus 21
Construction Bus 340
Manufacturing Bus 128
Wholesale Trade Bus 204
   
Retail Trade Bus 598
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 102
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 24
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 22
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 89
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 72
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 49
Gasoline Stations Bus 35
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 62
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 31
General Merchandise Str Bus 19
Misc Store Retailers Bus 87
Nonstore Retailers Bus 7
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 178
Information Bus 84
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 408
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 201
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 59
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 148
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 140
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 243
Legal Services Bus 70
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 123
Educational Services Bus 117
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 375
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 91
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 276
Accommodation Bus 56
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 220
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 533
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 111
Public Administration Bus 282
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Phelps Laborshed Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 3,239
Graduated High School 11,621
Associates Degree 4,694
Bachelor's Degree 9,576
Graduate Degree 3,817
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $34,543,312
College School Books/Supplies $2,148,500
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $34,762
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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