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Nebraska Population 2024

Nebraska (abbreviation is 'NE') is the landlocked state located in midwestern of United States, borders Kansas to the south, Missouri to the southeast, South Dakota to the north, Colorado to the southwest and Wyoming to the west. Nebraska population in 2024 is expected to be 1.98 million, and is 37th populous state of US. Its area is 77,358 square miles (200,356 sq km), sixteenth position by area rank. Nebraska capital is Lincoln and the largest city is Omaha. Nebraska is popular for invention of 911 system, was first developed and used in Lincoln city. Nebraska's nickname is 'The Cornhusker State' and the name 'Nebraska' means flat water is based on Oto Indian word which is referring to the Platte River.

According to U.S. 2020 Census Results, NE population in 2020 is 1,961,504. Nebraska population in 2023 is expected to be 1.97 million, population in 2022 is expected to be 1.973 million, and in 2021 is expected to be 1.96 million.
YearPopulation% Change
20201,961,504census updated
July 1, 2020
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018, last census by July 1, 2020

Nebraska Population by Race

According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Nebraska by race are: 87.84% of the population are White Americans, 4.74% are African Americans and 0.845 are AIAN.

White Population

White population in Nebraska are 1,663,612, percentage wise 87.84 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).

Black Population

Black population in Nebraska are 89,718, percentage wise 4.74 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Nebraska, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Nebraska are 42,208, percentage wise 2.23 percent are asians, out of these 7,699 are Asian Indians, 6,440 are Chinese, 2,616 are Filipinos, 1,785 are Japanese, 3,013 are Korean, 8,378 are Vietnamese and 12,277 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Nebraska are 198,300. Percentage wise 10.47 percent are hispanics, out of these 148,738 are Mexican people, 4,980 are Puerto Ricans, 4,935 are Cubans, and 39,647 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.

606 are Native Hawaiians, 424 are Guamanian/Chamorro, 116 are Samoans, 706 are Cherokee tribals, 129 are Chippewa tribals, 146 are Navajo tribals and 4,428 are Sioux tribal grouping.

Total Population1,893,921Percent
Black or African American89,7184.74%
American Indian and Alaska Native16,0120.845%
Cherokee tribal grouping7060.037%
Chippewa tribal grouping1290.007%
Navajo tribal grouping1460.008%
Sioux tribal grouping4,4280.234%
Asian Population42,2082.23%
Asian Indian7,6990.41%
Other Asian Population12,277
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,5240.08%
Native Hawaiian6060.032%
Guamanian or Chamorro4240.022%
Other Pacific Islander378
Some other race35,276
Hispanic or Latino198,30010.47%
Puerto Rican4,9800.26%
Other Hispanic or Latino39,647

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Nebraska

Top populated cities of Nebraska as per stats below.

4Grand Island51,478

Population Pyramid

Population pyramid of Nebraska as per 2021 census estimates

Source: 2021 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Nebraska Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Nebraska by age is 1,893,921, out of these 943,547 are male, 950,374 are female, The sex ratio of Nebraska is 993. The Nebraska population by age are, under 15 years is 394,022, 15 years and over is 1,499,899, 30 years and over is 1,109,372, 65 years and over is 278,598 and 85 years and over is 40,856. 49.82 percent are male, 50.18 percent are female, 20.80 percent are under 15 years old, 79.20 percent are 15 years and over, 58.58 percent are 30 years and over, 14.71 percent are 65 years and over, 2.16 percent are 85 years and over.

Languages spoken in NE

According to 2018 census estimates, Nebraska speak only English population are 1.59 Million, 129,609 are Spanish speakers, 57,443 are French including Cajun, 336 are Italian, 68 are Haitian, 1,678 are Portuguese, 4,629 are German speakers, 979 are Yiddish/Pennsylvanians, 207 are Greek, 2498 are Russians, 501 are Serbo-Croatian, 2190 are Ukrainia, 1137 are Persian including Farsi, Out of Asian Indian speakers are 609 are Gujarati, 1744 speak Hindi, 489 are Urdu, 143 speak Punjabi, 83 are Bengali, 2151 are Nepali/Marathi, 2153 are Telugu speakers, 1006 are Tamil, 608 are Malayalam/Kannada, 4054 are Chinese including Mandarin/Cantonese, 1212 are Japanese, 1592 speak Korean, 210 are Hmong, 5715 are Vietnamese, 1291 are Thai/Lao/Tai-kadai, 2508 Tagalog, 4569 are Arabic, 102 are Hebrew, 2727 are Amharic/Somali, 1074 are Yoruba/Twi/Igbo, 4603 are Swahili.
Speak only English1,566,04088.82
Spanish Language131,6147.46
European Language24,2451.38
Asian Languages27,6621.57
Other Languages13,5330.77
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)

Nebraska Education

Population 18 to 24 years190,26097,45392,807
Less than high school graduate20,45211,8678,585
High school graduate (includes equivalency)51,76229,74622,016
Some college or associates degree97,46647,17750,289
Bachelors degree or higher20,5808,66311,917
Population 25 years and over1,233,842605,130628,712
Less than 9th grade50,09726,08924,008
9th to 12th grade, no diploma62,26933,56528,704
High school graduate (includes equivalency)329,232168,641160,591
Some college, no degree288,681136,270152,411
Associates degree126,11161,21564,896
Bachelors degree251,182118,228132,954
Graduate or professional degree126,27061,12265,148
High school graduate or higher987,525479,008508,517
Bachelors degree or higher340,097160,849179,248
Black or African50,53525,19325,342
High school graduate or higher43,43321,71721,716
Bachelors degree or higher10,4765,1325,344
American Indian or Alaska Native alone8,4533,9234,530
High school graduate or higher6,8883,0603,828
Bachelors degree or higher903426477
High school graduate or higher19,7099,7169,993
Bachelors degree or higher11,6886,1355,553
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander994458536
High school graduate or higher805373432
Bachelors degree or higher1294485
Hispanic or Latino Origin94,45049,88944,561
High school graduate or higher52,23826,36825,870
Bachelors degree or higher10,4795,0385,441
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


Total civilian non-institutionalized population213,642
Black or African American10,849
American Indian and Alaska Native alone2,728
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander258
Some other race2,836
With a hearing difficulty72,627
With a vision difficulty37,856
With a cognitive difficulty73,958
With an ambulatory difficulty101,713
With a self-care difficulty34,042
With an independent living difficulty62,968

Counties of Nebraska

Douglas county is the most populous county in Nebraska state with 566,880, followed by Lancaster county with 317,272, Sarpy county with 184459, Hall county with 61,607.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Adams County31,77431,511-0.81111
Antelope County6,3486,336-0.24646
Arthur County4554652.29393
Banner County734730-0.58686
Blaine County478476-0.49292
Boone County5,3295,239-1.75353
Box Butte County10,86010,772-0.82324
Boyd County1,9621,955-0.47676
Brown County3,0072,973-1.16768
Buffalo County49,50249,6150.255
Burt County6,5376,488-0.74344
Butler County8,0408,0580.23635
Cass County25,90426,15911212
Cedar County8,5158,446-0.83333
Chase County3,9443,9770.86161
Cherry County5,8075,761-0.84949
Cheyenne County9,6579,310-3.62728
Clay County6,2046,2140.24747
Colfax County10,77510,88112422
Cuming County8,9648,940-0.33131
Custer County10,88010,840-0.42223
Dakota County20,06820,0830.11717
Dawes County8,8858,716-1.93232
Dawson County23,64323,7090.31313
Deuel County1,8681,825-2.37878
Dixon County5,7605,709-0.95050
Dodge County36,79436,791066
Douglas County560,573566,8801.111
Dundy County1,7931,770-1.37979
Fillmore County5,5645,527-0.75151
Franklin County2,9883,0231.26867
Frontier County2,6262,608-0.77272
Furnas County4,7684,715-1.15857
Gage County21,61521,493-0.61414
Garden County1,8971,89707777
Garfield County1,9991,987-0.67575
Gosper County2,0271,996-1.57474
Grant County6496601.78989
Greeley County2,3772,356-0.97373
Hall County61,37761,6070.444
Hamilton County9,2109,2800.82929
Harlan County3,4283,401-0.86565
Hayes County8939162.68282
Hitchcock County2,8152,806-0.37070
Holt County10,18610,178-0.12626
Hooker County6686822.18888
Howard County6,4146,4680.84545
Jefferson County7,1647,097-0.94041
Johnson County5,1765,134-0.85555
Kearney County6,5136,5440.54443
Keith County8,0788,021-0.73536
Keya Paha County7938102.18483
Kimball County3,6013,6180.56262
Knox County8,4588,419-0.53434
Lancaster County313,977317,272122
Lincoln County35,31435,185-0.489
Logan County762749-1.78585
Loup County6056182.19090
McPherson County494492-0.49191
Madison County35,27235,3920.398
Merrick County7,8617,733-1.63838
Morrill County4,8084,686-2.55758
Nance County3,5763,532-1.26364
Nemaha County6,9616,95804242
Nuckolls County4,2604,195-1.55959
Otoe County15,93215,9850.31919
Pawnee County2,6332,63207171
Perkins County2,8942,9291.26969
Phelps County9,0428,996-0.53030
Pierce County7,1087,1420.54140
Platte County33,28233,3630.21010
Polk County5,3445,278-1.25252
Red Willow County10,75010,726-0.22525
Richardson County7,9817,937-0.63737
Rock County1,4221,360-4.48080
Saline County14,35714,35002020
Sarpy County181,678184,4591.533
Saunders County21,01921,3031.41515
Scotts Bluff County36,21335,989-0.677
Seward County17,20217,3180.71818
Sheridan County5,2785,190-1.75454
Sherman County3,0903,038-1.76666
Sioux County1,2011,187-1.28181
Stanton County5,9775,970-0.14848
Thayer County5,0365,0390.15656
Thomas County730720-1.48787
Thurston County7,2257,3031.13939
Valley County4,2304,190-0.96060
Washington County20,35120,6671.61616
Wayne County9,2609,4031.52827
Webster County3,5203,5330.46463
Wheeler County816805-1.38384
York County13,77013,77202121


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