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Thurston County, NE

Child Well-Being Snapshot

See the state of child well-being in Thurston County below. All data comes from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Crimial Justice, the US Census Bureau and the County Health Rankings and Roadmap Program. Population analysis by CPAR at UNO.


37 percent of Thurston County's population is children age 18 or younger.

Population estimate based on 2009-2013 data.

27 percent of the population in Thurston County Nebraska is living below the poverty line

Estimate based on 2009-2013 population data.

Thurston County has seen an increase in substantiated child abuse.

Reading proficiency among 3rd graders in Thurston County has gone from 41 percent in 2010 to 51 percent in 2013

7 percent of children in Thurston County Nebraska live in a home where a language other than English is spoken.

Thurston County has seen a steady decline in teen births

56 percent of children in Thurston County Nebraska lived in a single-parent household in 2013


Nebraska Children's investments in Thurston County

Child Abuse Prevention Council (Wakefield Family Resource Center) serving Burt, Cedar, Cuming, Dakota, Dixon, Knox, Thurston and Wayne Counties.

Past Nebraska Children and Families Foundation Grants:

  • Omaha Nation Community Response Team - Huthuga Project, Strengthening Family Relationships, Omaha Tribe Family Preservation Project, Family Violence Prevention Program
  • Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska Family Preservation

Sixpence Early Learning Program

UMON’HON partnership is between UMON’HON Nation Public Schools, Umon’Hon Nation WIC, Umon’Hon Nation Tribal Council, Educational Service Unit #1, and Four Hills of Life Wellness Center, Bright Futures AmeriCorps, Omaha Tribe Head Start, and Indian Relief Fund. Endowment funds are being used to provide center-based care for an children age 0-3 and their teen parents.

The Walthill partnership is between Walthill Public Schools, Educational Service Unit #1, Little Bluejays Head Start, and the Community Library Literacy Program. Endowment funds are being used to provide center-based care for children age 0-3 and their teen parents.

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