Economy in Hallam, Nebraska

Hallam has an unemployment rate of 2.9%. The US average is 6.0%.

Hallam has seen the job market increase by 1.5% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 31.0%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Hallam
– The Sales Tax Rate for Hallam is 5.5%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The Income Tax Rate for Hallam is 6.8%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for Hallam
– The average income of a Hallam resident is $27,036 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
– The Median household income of a Hallam resident is $66,250 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

  ECONOMYHallam, NebraskaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate2.9%6.0%
  Recent Job Growth-2.2%-6.2%
  Future Job Growth31.0%33.5%
  Sales Taxes5.5%6.2%
  Income Tax6.8%4.6%
  Income per Cap.$33,692$31,177
  Household Income$74,643$57,652
  Family Median Income$80,208$70,850
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting0.0%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction0.0%0.6%
  Wholesale trade6.7%2.7%
  Retail trade14.1%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing3.7%4.1%
  Finance and insurance4.4%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing0.0%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services2.2%6.7%
  Management of companies0.0%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs1.5%4.3%
  Educational services3.0%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance15.6%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation0.0%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services5.9%7.4%
  Other services1.5%4.9%
  Public administration8.9%4.8%

Health in Hallam, Nebraska

The health of a city has many different factors. It can refer to air quality, water quality, risk of getting respiratory disease or cancer. The people you live around can also affect your health as some places have lower or higher rates of physical activity, increased alcohol intake, smoking, obesity, and cancer rates.


There are 200 physicians per 100,000 population in Hallam. The US average is 210 per 100,000 people.


The annual BestPlaces Health Cost Index for the Hallam area is 119.8 (lower=better). The US average is 100.

119.8 / 100

Example: 110 = 10% more expensive than national average.


The annual BestPlaces Water Quality Index for the Hallam area is 30 (100=best). The US average is 55.

30 / 100

Note that this is a measure of Watershed quality, not the water that comes from your faucet. The EPA has stated that a healthy watershed is closely related to drinking water quality. The EPA has a complex method of measuring watershed quality using 15 indicators such as pH, chemicals, metals, and bacteria.


The annual BestPlaces Superfund Index for the Hallam area is 90 (100=best). The US average is 87.

90 / 100

The EPA’s Superfund program is responsible for cleaning up some of our nation’s most contaminated land. Our index is based on the number of active Superfund sites (over 15,000 in the United States), with particular attention paid to those on the National Priorities List which pose the greatest health danger.


Commuting can effect your health. The average person in Hallam commutes 18.8 minutes one-way, which is shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.


The annual BestPlaces Air Quality Index for the Hallam area is 82 (100=best). The US average is 58.

82 / 100

This is based on new measures of hazardous air pollutants from the EPA, called the National Air Toxics Assessment. This analysis models respiratory illness and cancer risk down to the zip code level, providing better detail and insight than the previous analysis based solely on results from air monitoring stations.

Air Quality Health RiskAir Quality (100=Best)15.2​15.223.7​23.730.5​30.539.4​39.424.5​24.532​3238.5​38.546.6​46.6HallamLincoln MetroNebraskaUnited StatesRespiratory Illness RiskCancer Risk05101520253035404550Source – National Air Toxics Assessment estimate of health risks from toxic air pollutants, EPA, released 2019

Religion in Hallam, Nebraska

47.9% of the people in Hallam are religious:
– 1.0% are Baptist
– 0.4% are Episcopalian
– 15.3% are Catholic
– 10.0% are Lutheran
– 7.0% are Methodist
– 1.5% are Pentecostal
– 4.2% are Presbyterian
– 1.3% are Church of Jesus Christ
– 6.2% are another Christian faith
– 0.2% are Judaism
– 0.3% are an eastern faith
– 0.2% affilitates with Islam


People in Hallam, Nebraska

The population in Hallam is 269. There are 1,555 people per square mile aka population density. The median age in Hallam is 43.3, the US median age is 37.4. The number of people per household in Hallam is 2.7, the US average of people per household is 2.6.

Family in Hallam

– 55.2% are married
– 16.7% are divorced
– 24.6% are married with children
– 24.6% have children, but are single

Race in Hallam

– 99.2% are white
– 0.0% are black
– 0.0% are asian
– 0.0% are native american
– 0.0% claim Other
– 0.0% claim Hispanic Ethnicity
– 0.8% Two or More Races
– 0.0% Hawaiian, Pacific Islander

  PEOPLEHallam, NebraskaUnited States
  Female Population51.0%50.8%
  Male Population49.0%49.2%
  Median Age37.937.8
  Population – 2020269329,484,123
  Population – 2010213309,327,143
  Population – 2000276285,036,114
  Population – 1990309251,960,433
  Pop. 2000 to Now-2.5%15.6%
  Pop. 1990 to Now-12.9%30.8%
  Population Density1,554.993.3
  Land Area0.23,531,905.4
  Water Area0.0264,836.8
  Native American0.0%0.7%
  Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.0%0.2%
  Other Race0.0%0.2%
  Two or More Races0.8%2.3%
  Married Population61.0%50.2%
      Currently Married60.4%48.2%
      Married but Separated0.5%2.0%
  Single Population39.0%49.8%
      Never Married23.0%33.1%
  Household Size2.882.63
  Family Households7178,298,703
      Married couple, w/children35.2%31.1%
      Married couple, no children42.3%42.3%
  Non Family Households1740,527,218
      Single householder, w/children18.3%16.3%
      Single householder, no children4.2%10.3%

Politics & Voting in Hallam, Nebraska

The Political Climate in Hallam, NE is Somewhat conservative.

Lancaster County, NE is Leaning liberal. In Lancaster County, NE 52.3% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 44.6% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 3.1% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Lancaster county remained moderately Democratic, 52.3% to 44.6%.
Lancaster county voted Democratic in 2020, 2016 and 2008, and voted Republican in 2012, 2004 and 2000

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Hallam, NE is Somewhat conservative

Lancaster County, Nebraska is Leaning liberal.

Lincoln Metro Area is Leaning liberal.

Nebraska is Moderately conservative.

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D if the Democratic Party candidate won and I if the Independent Party candidate won. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 31 contributions totaling $901 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $29 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 6 contributions totaling $700 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $117 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Housing in Hallam, Nebraska

The median home cost in Hallam is $316,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 85.2%. Home Appreciation in Hallam is up 16.9%.

Average Age of Homes

– The median age of Hallam real estate is 13 years old

The Rental Market in Hallam

– Renters make up 23.7% of the Hallam population
– 0.0% of houses and apartments in Hallam, are available to rent


Buying a home is the biggest single purchase most people make during their lives. The second largest is most often an automobile.

  HOUSINGHallam, NebraskaUnited States
  Number of Homes73137,428,986
  Median Home Age1641
  Median Home Cost$316,900$291,700
  Home Appr. Last 12 months16.9%15.0%
  Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.51.1%42.4%
  Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.85.2%77.0%
  Property Tax Rate$17.99$11.36
  Property Taxes Paid$3,601$2,724
  Homes Owned84.9%56.2%
  Housing Vacant0.0%12.1%
  Homes Rented15.1%31.6%
  Vacant For Rent0.0%2.0%
  Vacant Rented0.0%0.4%
  Vacant For Sale0.0%0.9%
  Vacant Sold0.0%0.5%
  Vacant Vacation0.0%4.0%
  Vacant Other0.0%4.3%
  Less Than $20,0000.0%2.7%
  $20,000 to $39,9990.0%2.7%
  $40,000 to $59,9990.0%3.4%
  $60,000 to $79,9990.0%4.7%
  $80,000 to $99,9990.0%5.5%
  $100,000 to $149,99924.2%13.3%
  $150,000 to $199,99948.4%14.0%
  $200,000 to $299,99921.0%19.6%
  $300,000 to $399,9996.5%12.2%
  $400,000 to $499,9990.0%7.1%
  $500,000 to $749,9990.0%8.2%
  $750,000 to $999,9990.0%3.2%
  $1,000,000 to $1,499,9990.0%1.8%
  $1,500,000 to $1,999,9990.0%0.7%
  $2,000,000 and over0.0%0.9%
  2014 and newer5.5%2.5%
  2010 to 20130.0%2.7%
  2000 to 200965.8%14.0%
  1990 to 19994.1%13.9%
  1980 to 19891.4%13.4%
  1970 to 19790.0%15.2%
  1960 to 19694.1%13.9%
  1950 to 19595.5%10.3%
  1940 to 19490.0%4.9%
  1939 or Earlier15.1%12.6%

Commuting in Hallam, Nebraska

The typical American commute has been getting longer each year since 2010. The average one-way commute in Hallam takes 18.8 minutes. That’s shorter than the US average of 26.4 minutes.

How people in Hallam get to work:

– 81.8% drive their own car alone
– 10.2% carpool with others
– 5.8% work from home
– 0.0% take mass transit

  TRANSPORTATIONHallam, NebraskaUnited States
  Commute Time18.826.4
  Auto (alone)81.8%76.4%
  Mass Transit0.0%5.1%

Rankings in Hallam, Nebraska

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#8 Most Secure Places to Live 2011 (Mid-Size Cities)


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