Population

1,929,268 people including
502,770 children* lived in Nebraska in 2018.1

21.4% of Nebraskans were of color in 2018.2 This is expected to increase to 38% by 2050.

Nebraska total resident population (1980-2018)1

*Children 18 & under
1. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program, July 1, 2018 Estimates, Table PEPAGESEX; Center for Public Affairs Research, UNO, Nebraska
Differences Between Metro and Nonmetro Areas.
2. U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Single Year Age by Sex, July 1, 2018 Estimates, Table PEPSYASEX.

56.4% of Nebraska kids live in the “Big 3” counties.2

15.7% of Nebraskans were 65 or older in 2018.2 This is expected to increase to 21.0% by 2050.1

28.3% of Nebraska kids were living with a single parent in 2016,2 an increase from 12% in 1980.3

4,818 Nebraska children were being raised by their grandparent(s) without a parent present in 2016.4

  • Female household, no husband present (14.8%)
  • Male household, no wife present (4.8%)
  • Married-couple household (71.9%)
  • Unmarried-couple families (7.7%)
  • Non-family household (0.7%)
*Group quarters are defined as institutional or non-institutional group living quarters like correctional facilities, college dormitories, group homes, or shelters.
1. U.S. Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Single Year Age by Sex, July 1, 2018, Table PEPSYASEX.
2. U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, Table B09008; U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, Table B10002.
3. U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, Table B09001.