Ogallala, NE Senior Guide

The Ogallala, NE Senior Guide contains key statistics and information about how senior citizens in Ogallala live. Use this tool to compare healthcare quality, senior housing options, demographic and financial statistics, and other important data for Ogallala with the rest of the country. This guide also contains helpful contact information for local government agencies that offer assistance to senior citizens.

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Key Senior Statistics

Use these key statistics to learn more about Ogallala, NE seniors.

  • 20% of the population of Ogallala, NE are seniors Source: Census.gov
  • 32% of those seniors living in Ogallala, NE are living alone Source: Census.gov
  • 5% of Ogallala senior households have an annual income of less than $10k and 38% less than $20k Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 16% of Ogallala, NE residents 60 and over received food stamps in the last year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The average Social Security Income in Ogallala is $16,160/year Source: Census.gov ACS
  • The median household income for a Ogallala senior is $24,397 Source: Census.gov ACS
  • Compared to other states, Nebraska ranks 14th for Long Term Care and 16th for America's Health Rankings Source: AmericasHealthRankings.org
  • There are 124 working seniors in Ogallala Source: Census.gov ACS
  • 21% of the seniors in Ogallala are veterans Source: Census.gov ACS

Population by Age

children (21%) working aged (59%) seniors (20%)

(as of 2010)

In the U.S., around 10,000 baby boomers are turning 65 today and everyday for over the next 15 years.

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Senior Housing

Use our senior housing data to get a snapshot of the housing characteristics and living arrangements of the aging population in Ogallala, NE.

Who do Seniors Live with?

There are 307 seniors living alone in Ogallala. Of these, 74% are female. Source: Census.gov

Seniors Living Alone

Percent Living Alone

Gender of Seniors Living Alone

67% of males 65 and older are married compared with 51% of females.
40% of females are widowed compared with 24% of males. Source: Census.gov

Marital Status



Senior Households: Homeowners vs. Renters

Year Home was Built



Year Current Resident Moved In



Percentage with Telephone Service

Overall, 1% of Ogallala senior households do not have access to phone service.



Access to a Vehicle

Overall, 14% of Ogallala senior households do not have access to a vehicle.



Units in Rental Building

0% of senior renters reside in a large development - one that has 50 or more units.

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Long Term Care Choices

Just 37% of people think they will need long term care, but 69% of people actually will.

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Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care Services in Nebraska

Care TypeNebraska Average CostNational Average Cost
Home Health Care
8 hours per week
Adult Day Care
Weekdays only
Assisted Living$3,628$3,600
Homemaker Services
44 hours per week
Home Health Care
44 hours per week
Nursing Home
Semi-Private - double occupancy room for one person
Nursing Home
Private - single occupancy room for one person
Data from Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care in 2015
Genworth Long Term Care Costs & Cost of Care

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Senior Healthcare Quality

Compare the quality of healthcare in Nebraska with the rest of the country by looking at these state-level quality rankings.

Nebraska Long Term Care Scorecard Rankings

Click here for an expanded view of Nebraska's Long Term Care Rankings

The 50 states plus Washington, D.C. are ranked on a scale of 1 to 51, where 1 is the highest quality, 51 the lowest.

Ranking DimensionNebraska 2011 RankNebraska 2014 Rank
Affordability & Access Rank#29#37
Choice of Setting & Provider#36#25
Quality of Life & Quality of Care Rank#6#10
Support for Family Caregivers#13#18
Effective Transitions Rank#N/A#25
Overall Rank#14#14

Data from LongTermScorecard.org - A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports for Older Adults, People with Physical Disabilities, and Family Caregivers created by:

AARP, Inc.
The Commonwealth Fund
The SCAN Foundation

America's Health Rankings® for Nebraska

Click here for an expanded view of Nebraska's America's Health Rankings® for seniors.

The states are ranked on a scale of 1 to 50, where 1 is the highest ranking, 50 the lowest.

Determinant Nebraska 2013 Rank Nebraska 2015 Rank
Overall #16 #16
All Determinants #12 #17
Behaviors #23 #28
Smoking #14 #20
Chronic Drinking #16 #15
Obesity #40 #32
Underweight #22 #24
Physical Inactivity #32 #13
Dental Visit #27 #19
Pain Management #14 #46
Education #37 #37
Community #5 #11
Community & Environment - Macro #3 #8
Poverty #15 #15
Volunteerism #7 #7
Nursing Home Quality #20 #12
Community & Environment - Micro #10 #12
Food Insecurity #3 #23
Community Support #9 #9
Policy #23 #31
Low-Care Nursing Home Residents #30 #30
Prescription Drug Coverage #5 #5
Geriatrician Shortfall #37 #35
Clinical Care #26 #27
Dedicated Health Care Provider #10 #29
Flu Vaccine #23 #12
Health Screenings #38 #43
Recommended Hospital Care #6 #3
Diabetes Management #42 #41
Home Health Care #49 #45
Preventable Hospitalizations #29 #24
Hospital Readmissions #23 #11
Hospice Care #30 #24
Hospital Deaths #17 #16
All Outcomes #18 #20
ICU Use #20 #17
Falls #23 #42
Hip Fracture #31 #28
Health Status #18 #16
Able-bodied #18 #16
Premature Death #23 #29
Teeth Extractions #17 #11
Poor Mental Health Days #9 #9
Multiple Chronic Conditions #14 #13
Cognition #2 #5
Depression #24 #15

America's Health Rankings® is the longest-running annual assessment of the nation's health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America's Health Rankings® has provided a holistic view of the health of the nation. America's Health Rankings® is the result of a partnership between United Health Foundation, American Public Health Association, and Partnership for Prevention™.

Americas Health Rankings - United Health Foundation
United Health Foundation
ALPHA - American Public Health Association

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Senior Financial Overview

View our Ogallala, NE financial data below to learn about the income, wealth and costs incurred of those seniors living in the community.

The median household income for seniors in Ogallala is $24,397 Source: Census.gov ACS

Annual Income for Senior Households

57% of senior households in Ogallala earn less than $30,000 per year, while 4% earn more than $100K/year

Only those where the head of household is 65 or over are included. As an example, an elderly widow and her children's income would be counted if her children choose to live with her. However, if she chooses to live with her children, neither would be counted.

Also, keep in mind the distinction between household and individual income. A married couple over the age of 65 that is still working and earning $30,000 per year each would have a household income of $60,000.

The average Social Security income per household receiving the benefit in Ogallala is $16,160 Source: Census.gov ACS
The average retirement income per household receiving it in Ogallala is $16,677 Source: Census.gov ACS
13% of seniors in Ogallala, NE are employed. Source: Census.gov ACS

Employment Status



How Seniors Travel to/from Work

16% of Ogallala seniors have a college degree. Source: Census.gov ACS

Highest Level of Education



96% of seniors living in Ogallala speak English at home. Source: Census.gov ACS
11% of the seniors in Ogallala are below the poverty level. Source: Census.gov ACS

Percentage of Seniors Below the Poverty Level



Percent of People 60 and Over Receiving Food Stamps

23% of senior homeowners in Ogallala have a mortgage. Source: Census.gov ACS

Home Ownership Cost as a Percent of Income

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Helpful Contacts for Seniors

  • Nebraska State Unit on Aging, Division of Medicaid & Long Term Care, DHHS

    Services Provided: State Agency on Aging
    301 Centennial Mall South
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    Cynthia Brammeier - Administrator
    (402) 471-2307
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Central Time Monday to Friday
  • West Central Nebraska Area Agency on Aging

    Services Provided: Area Agencies on Aging, Health Insurance Counseling, Information and Assistance
    115 North Vine St.
    North Platte, NE 69101
    Linda Foreman
    (308) 535-8195
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Central Time Monday to Friday
  • Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

    Services Provided: Health Insurance Counseling
    941 O Street, Suite 400
    Lincoln, NE 68508
    (402) 471-2201
    8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Central Time Monday to Friday
  • Nebraska DHHS - Adult Protective Services

    Services Provided: Elder Abuse Prevention
    PO Box 95026
    Lincoln, NE 68509

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Census.gov - Data from the 2010 United States Census. The Census counts every resident in the U.S. and is conducted once every 10 years.

Census.gov ACS - Data from the the 2009-2013 American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau every year. Because every resident is not surveyed each year, data from a 5 year period is used to improve accuracy.