Nebraska Demographic Data

Nebraska Demographic Summary

  • Population: 1,855,525
  • Area: 77,349.00 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 76,825.00 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 524.00 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 23.98 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 2,856.30 ft
  • Time Zone: Multiple
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Nebraska Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
953,601
50.3%
50.8
Male
942,589
49.7%
49.2
Total Population
1,896,190
 
 

Nebraska Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
130,664
6.9% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
132,098
7.0% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
131,634
6.9% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
130,032
6.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
139,179
7.3% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
252,652
13.3% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
232,446
12.3% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
231,101
12.2% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
126,169
6.7% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
111,524
5.9% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
152,851
8.1% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
83,122
4.4% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
42,718
2.3% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
1,425,560
75.2%
77.1
Female
723,449
50.7%
51.4%
Male
702,111
49.3%
48.6%
21 Years and over
1,344,310
70.9%
72.9
62 Years and over
343,524
18.1%
18.3
65 Years and over
278,691
14.7%
14.9
Female
155,406
55.8%
55.9%
Male
123,285
44.2%
44.1%
Median Age (years)
36

Nebraska Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
1,852,480
97.7% 
96.9
White
1,671,990
88.2% 
73.1
Black or African American
90,535
4.8% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
17,360
0.9% 
0.8
Asian
39,906
2.1% 
5.4
Asian Indian
8,804
0.5% 
1.2
Chinese
6,955
0.4% 
1.3
Filipino
3,462
0.2% 
0.9
Japanese
1,094
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
2,484
0.1% 
0.5
Vietnamese
6,615
0.3% 
0.5
Other Asian
10,492
0.6% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,221
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
578
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
164
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
299
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
180
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
31,466
1.7% 
4.8
Two or More Races
43,714
2.3% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
196,968
10.4% 
17.6
Mexican
158,707
8.4% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
5,355
0.3% 
1.7
Cuban
3,742
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
29,164
1.5% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
1,699,220
89.6% 
82.4

Nebraska Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
47,858
3.9% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
62,768
5.1% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
331,868
26.9% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
292,746
23.8% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
125,055
10.1% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
244,556
19.8% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
127,732
10.4% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
110,626
9.0%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
1,121,957
91.0%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
372,288
30.2%
30.6

Nebraska Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
459,549
30.6%
33.5
Now Married
776,901
51.7%
47.5
Divorced
159,875
10.6%
11.0
Separated
19,876
1.3%
2.1
Widowed
85,593
5.7%
5.8

Nebraska Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,570,020
88.9%
78.5%
Languages other than english
195,505
11.1%
21.5%
Spanish
131,176
7.4%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
24,214
1.4%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
26,755
1.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
13,360
0.8%
1.0%

Nebraska Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
42,657
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
36,827
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
77,053
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
76,172
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
104,643
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
143,495
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
98,049
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
103,537
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
33,059
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
28,667
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
54,996
 
55,775
Per capita income
29,000
 
29,979

Nebraska Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
43,998
4.5%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
80,332
8.1%
9.8
Construction
67,973
6.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
237,298
24.0%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
71,882
7.3%
6.5
Information
16,716
1.7%
2.1
Manufacturing
103,781
10.5%
10.3
Other services except public administration
41,504
4.2%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
83,969
8.5%
11.3
Public administration
37,216
3.8%
4.6
Retail trade
115,840
11.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
56,040
5.7%
5.1
Wholesale trade
30,240
3.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
99,460
10.1%
9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations
361,038
36.6%
37.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
131,225
13.3%
12.3
Sales and office occupations
231,410
23.5%
23.6
Service occupations
163,656
16.6%
18.0

Nebraska Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
974,005
 
148,324,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
798,234
82.0%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
87,263
9.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
7,565
0.8%
5.2
Walked
27,685
2.8%
2.8
Other means
14,929
1.5%
1.8
Worked at home
38,329
3.9%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
18.0
 
26.0

Nebraska Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
40,502
5.4%
8.9
1 vehicles
227,864
30.6%
33.5
2 vehicles
287,397
38.6%
37.2
3 or more
188,396
25.3%
20.3

Nebraska Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
744,159
90.6%
87.7
Owner Occupied
490,394
65.9%
63.0
Renter Occupied
253,765
34.1%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
76,766
9.4%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
6
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Nebraska Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
820,925
1 room
13,414
1.6%
2.3
2 rooms
22,251
2.7%
2.5
3 rooms
71,183
8.7%
9.0
4 rooms
108,927
13.3%
16.6
5 rooms
135,289
16.5%
20.0
6 rooms
128,877
15.7%
17.9
7 rooms
107,829
13.1%
12.1
8 rooms
91,481
11.1%
8.5
9 rooms or more
141,674
17.3%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Nebraska Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
820,925
134,794,000
1-unit, detached
595,285
72.5%
61.4
1-unit, attached
30,570
3.7%
5.8
2-units
15,734
1.9%
3.7
3 or 4 units
21,812
2.7%
4.5
5 to 9 units
34,665
4.2%
4.8
10 to 19 units
40,611
4.9%
4.6
20 or more units
53,012
6.5%
8.8
Mobile home
28,806
3.5%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
430
0.1%
0.1

Nebraska Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
174,312
21.2%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
40,556
4.9%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
81,013
9.9%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
92,538
11.3%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
131,985
16.1%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
78,879
9.6%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
98,751
12.0%
14.0%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Nebraska Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
440,046
59.1%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
58,229
7.8%
4.7
Electricity
224,922
30.2%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
2,828
0.4%
5.1
Coal or coke
49
0.0%
0.1
Wood
9,628
1.3%
2.0
Solar energy
161
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
5,190
0.7%
0.5
No fuel used
3,106
0.4%
1.2

Nebraska Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
302,527
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
3,796
1.3%
11.0%
$2,500 to $2,999
8,672
2.9%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
10,283
3.4%
1.5%
$2,000 to $2,499
25,015
8.3%
4.1%
$1,500 to 1,999
57,322
18.9%
$500 to $999
80,883
26.7%
42.7%
$1,000 to 1,499
116,556
38.5%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
154,992
51.5%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
51,699
17.2%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
32,778
10.9%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
17,113
5.7%
7.3%
35.0% or more
44,453
14.8%
22.3%
Not Computed
1,492
NR
NR

Nebraska Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
238,274 
 
41,410,200 
$1,000 to $1,499
43,041
18.1%
27.9%
$1,500 to $1,999
7,420
3.1%
11.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
2,490
1.0%
4.1%
$2,500 to $2,999
1,182
0.5%
1.7%
$3,000 or more
1,416
0.6%
1.5%
$500 to $999
141,295
59.3%
42.7%
Less than $500
41,430
17.4%
11.0%
No Cash Rent
15,491
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
750
NR
959
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
40,734
17.4%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
35,266
15.0%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
31,209
13.3%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
26,410
11.3%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
20,767
8.9%
9.2%
35.0% or more
80,091
34.2%
41.4%
Not Computed
19,288
NR
NR

Nebraska Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
490,394
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
43,945
9.0%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
97,890
20.0%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
124,079
25.3%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
87,931
17.9%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
81,605
16.6%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
41,019
8.4%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
10,591
2.2%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
3,334
0.7%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
141,600
 
194,500
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