Population – 2018

1,920,076 people
including
501,131 children*
lived in Nebraska in 2017.
1

21% of Nebraskans were of color in 20172 This is expected to increase to 38% by 2050.

Nebraska total resident population (1980-2016)1

*Children 18 & under
1. U.S. Census Bureau, 1980, 1990, 2000; Population Estimates Program, July 1, 2010-2017 Estimates, Table PEPSYASEX.
2. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program, July 1, 2017 Estimates, Table PEPASR6H.

56.2% of Nebraska kids live in the “Big 3” counties.2

15.4% of Nebraskans were 65 or older in 2017.2 This is expected to increase to 21.0% by 2050.1

28.1% of Nebraska kids were living with a single parent in 2017,2 an increase from 12% in 1980.3

4,545 Nebraska children were being raised by their grandparent(s) without a parent present in 2017.4

  • 65+ years (15.4%)
  • 19-64 years (58.5%)
  • 18 and under years (26.1%)
1. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program, July 1, 2017 Estimates, Table PEPAGESEX.; Center for Public Affairs Research, UNO, Nebraska Differences Between Metro and Nonmetro Areas.
2. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program, July 1, 2017 Estimates, Table PEPSYASEX.
  • 15-18 years (20.5%)
  • 10-14 years (26.5%)
  • 5-9 years (26.5%)
  • 4 years and under (26.6%)
  • Female household, no husband present (20.4%)
  • Male household, no wife present (7.7%)
  • Married-couple household (71.1%)
  • Non-family household (0.9%)
1. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates Program, July 1, 2017 Estimates.
2. U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, Table B09002.
3. U.S. Census Bureau, 1980 Census of the Population.
4. U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-year Estimates, Table B10002.