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

Nebraska Heat Map by County Population

Sponsored

Nebraska Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
956,992
50.2%
50.8
Male
950,124
49.8%
49.2
Total Population
1,907,120
 
 

Nebraska Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
132,157
6.9% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
132,707
7.0% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
132,814
7.0% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
130,421
6.8% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
135,197
7.1% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
255,384
13.4% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
233,281
12.2% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
228,611
12.0% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
123,171
6.5% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
118,083
6.2% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
158,782
8.3% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
84,903
4.5% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
41,605
2.2% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
1,433,030
75.1%
77.2
Female
724,669
50.6%
51.3%
Male
708,362
49.4%
48.7%
21 Years and over
1,348,400
70.7%
73.1
62 Years and over
352,584
18.5%
18.8
65 Years and over
285,290
15.0%
15.2
Female
157,608
55.2%
55.8%
Male
127,682
44.8%
44.2%
Median Age (years)
36
0.0%
0.0

Nebraska Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
1,861,730
97.6% 
96.8
White
1,674,860
87.8% 
72.6
Black or African American
89,879
4.7% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
15,865
0.8% 
0.8
Asian
41,548
2.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
6,525
0.3% 
1.2
Chinese
7,325
0.4% 
1.3
Filipino
2,094
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
1,487
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
2,978
0.2% 
0.4
Vietnamese
6,318
0.3% 
0.6
Other Asian
14,821
0.8% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,227
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
735
0.0% 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
299
0.0% 
0.0
Samoan
33
0.0% 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
160
0.0% 
0.1
Some Other Race
38,348
2.0% 
5.1
Two or More Races
45,386
2.4% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
202,449
10.6% 
17.8
Mexican
144,895
7.6% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
3,547
0.2% 
1.7
Cuban
6,991
0.4% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
47,016
2.5% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
1,704,670
89.4% 
82.2

Nebraska Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
51,410
4.1% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
61,935
5.0% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
328,348
26.4% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
281,360
22.6% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
129,795
10.4% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
261,931
21.1% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
129,041
10.4% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
113,345
9.1%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
1,130,475
90.9%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
390,972
31.5%
31.2

Nebraska Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
460,271
30.5%
33.7
Now Married
780,574
51.7%
47.5
Divorced
160,506
10.6%
11.0
Separated
16,517
1.1%
2.0
Widowed
91,570
6.1%
5.8

Nebraska Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,571,130
88.5%
78.4%
Languages other than english
203,828
11.5%
21.6%
Spanish
136,925
7.7%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
23,874
1.3%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
27,486
1.5%
3.5%
Other Languages
15,543
0.9%
1.1%

Nebraska Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
45,794
6.1%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
33,266
4.4%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
68,686
9.2%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
78,449
10.5%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
105,748
14.1%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
141,123
18.9%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
99,028
13.2%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
106,350
14.2%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
37,665
5.0%
5.8
$200,000 or more
31,453
4.2%
6.4
Median household income
56,927
 
57,617
Per capita income
29,910
 
31,128

Nebraska Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
40,192
4.1%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
75,981
7.7%
9.8
Construction
67,934
6.9%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
234,590
23.7%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
71,518
7.2%
6.6
Information
19,594
2.0%
2.1
Manufacturing
103,872
10.5%
10.1
Other services except public administration
42,286
4.3%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
89,641
9.1%
11.4
Public administration
40,701
4.1%
4.6
Retail trade
113,648
11.5%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
60,180
6.1%
5.2
Wholesale trade
27,657
2.8%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
96,191
9.7%
8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations
362,688
36.7%
37.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
133,778
13.5%
12.2
Sales and office occupations
231,876
23.5%
23.3
Service occupations
163,261
16.5%
18.1

Nebraska Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
974,207
 
150,377,000
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
799,206
82.0%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
87,568
9.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
5,806
0.6%
5.1
Walked
23,977
2.5%
2.7
Other means
14,625
1.5%
1.8
Worked at home
43,025
4.4%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
18.6
 
26.6

Nebraska Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
42,715
5.7%
8.7
1 vehicles
229,012
30.6%
33.2
2 vehicles
282,783
37.8%
37.1
3 or more
193,052
25.8%
21.0

Nebraska Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
0
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
747,562
90.4%
87.6
Owner Occupied
488,339
65.3%
63.1
Renter Occupied
259,223
34.7%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
79,629
9.6%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
5
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.6
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.3
0.0%
2.5

Nebraska Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
827,191
1 room
12,775
1.5%
2.4
2 rooms
21,137
2.6%
2.7
3 rooms
65,496
7.9%
9.1
4 rooms
120,387
14.6%
16.5
5 rooms
136,875
16.5%
19.8
6 rooms
127,776
15.4%
17.8
7 rooms
106,968
12.9%
12.0
8 rooms
87,084
10.5%
8.6
9 rooms or more
148,693
18.0%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Nebraska Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
827,191
135,703,000
1-unit, detached
601,098
72.7%
61.5
1-unit, attached
34,082
4.1%
5.9
2-units
16,489
2.0%
3.6
3 or 4 units
24,412
3.0%
4.4
5 to 9 units
32,267
3.9%
4.8
10 to 19 units
35,876
4.3%
4.4
20 or more units
54,945
6.6%
9.0
Mobile home
27,691
3.3%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
331
0.0%
0.1

Nebraska Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
175,074
21.2%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
41,474
5.0%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
77,632
9.4%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
91,071
11.0%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
133,028
16.1%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
77,096
9.3%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
96,418
11.7%
13.9%
2000 to 2004
2005 or later

Nebraska Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
439,082
58.7%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
50,453
6.7%
4.7
Electricity
238,643
31.9%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
2,507
0.3%
4.8
Coal or coke
159
0.0%
0.1
Wood
9,607
1.3%
1.9
Solar energy
23
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
4,319
0.6%
0.5
No fuel used
2,769
0.4%
1.1

Nebraska Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
294,925
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
4,738
1.6%
10.7%
$3,000 or more
10,200
3.5%
1.8%
$2,500 to $2,999
11,216
3.8%
1.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
26,090
8.8%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
57,392
19.5%
11.9%
$500 to $999
75,051
25.4%
41.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
110,238
37.4%
28.3%
Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
158,152
53.8%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
47,239
16.1%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
31,171
10.6%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
17,217
5.9%
7.0%
35.0% or more
40,431
13.7%
21.3%
Not Computed
715
0.0%
0.0%

Nebraska Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
245,609 
 
41,631,300 
$1,000 to $1,499
49,303
20.1%
28.3%
$1,500 to $1,999
9,376
3.8%
11.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,856
0.8%
4.4%
$2,500 to $2,999
996
0.4%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
1,065
0.4%
1.8%
$500 to $999
145,978
59.4%
41.0%
Less than $500
37,035
15.1%
10.7%
No Cash Rent
13,614
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
769
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as Percentage of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
41,597
17.4%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
35,276
14.8%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
31,732
13.3%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
24,954
10.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
22,583
9.4%
9.0%
35.0% or more
82,945
34.7%
40.7%
Not Computed
20,136
0.0%
0.0%

Nebraska Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
488,339
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
41,868
8.6%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
89,518
18.3%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
117,349
24.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
90,801
18.6%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
85,205
17.4%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
48,643
10.0%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
12,041
2.5%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
2,914
0.6%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
148,100
 
205,000
Feel Safe
with Homefacts free home and neighborhood alert emails
  • 2 New Registered Offenders
  • 1 Former Drug Lab Reported
  • Environmental Hazards
    and more
Feel Safe with Homefacts
free home and neighborhood alert emails