Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics for Nebraska: 2000
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Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent
Total population 1,711,263 100.0 HISPANIC OR LATINO AND RACE
SEX AND AGE Total population 1,711,263 100.0
Male 843,351 49.3 Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 94,425 5.5
Female 867,912 50.7 Mexican 71,030 4.2
  Puerto Rican 1,993 0.1
Under 5 years 117,048 6.8 Cuban 859 0.1
5 to 9 years 123,445 7.2 Other Hispanic or Latino 20,543 1.2
10 to 14 years 128,934 7.5 Not Hispanic or Latino 1,616,838 94.5
15 to 19 years 134,909 7.9 White alone 1,494,494 87.3
20 to 24 years 120,331 7.0  
25 to 34 years 223,273 13.0 RELATIONSHIP
35 to 44 years 263,834 15.4 Total population 1,711,263 100.0
45 to 54 years 225,754 13.2 In households 1,660,445 97.0
55 to 59 years 77,584 4.5 Householder 666,184 38.9
60 to 64 years 63,956 3.7 Spouse 360,996 21.1
65 to 74 years 115,699 6.8 Child 505,755 29.6
75 to 84 years 82,543 4.8 Own child under 18 years 420,245 24.6
85 years and over 33,953 2.0 Other relatives 47,877 2.8
  Under 18 years 18,621 1.1
Median age (years) 35.3 (X) Nonrelatives 79,633 4.7
  Unmarried partner 29,537 1.7
18 years and over 1,261,021 73.7 In group quarters 50,818 3.0
Male 612,965 35.8 Institutionalized population 26,011 1.5
Female 648,056 37.9 Noninstitutionalized population 24,807 1.4
21 years and over 1,180,859 69.0  
62 years and over 269,893 15.8 HOUSEHOLDS BY TYPE
65 years and over 232,195 13.6 Total households 666,184 100.0
Male 95,630 5.6 Family households (families) 443,411 66.6
Female 136,565 8.0 With own children under 18 years 217,636 32.7
      Married-couple family 360,996 54.2
RACE     With own children under 18 years 165,564 24.9
One race 1,687,310 98.6 Female householder, no husband present 60,343 9.1
White 1,533,261 89.6 With own children under 18 years 39,685 6.0
Black or African American 68,541 4.0 Nonfamily households 222,773 33.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 14,896 0.9 Householder living alone 183,550 27.6
Asian 21,931 1.3 Householder 65 years and over 71,013 10.7
Asian Indian 3,273 0.2  
Chinese 3,093 0.2 Households with individuals under 18 years 229,980 34.5
Filipino 2,101 0.1 Households with individuals 65 years and over 157,560 23.7
Japanese 1,582 0.1  
Korean 2,423 0.1 Average household size 2.49 (X)
Vietnamese 6,364 0.4 Average family size 3.06 (X)
Other Asian 1 3,095 0.2  
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 836 - HOUSING OCCUPANCY
Native Hawaiian 244 - Total housing units 722,668 100.0
Guamanian or Chamorro 273 - Occupied housing units 666,184 92.2
Samoan 111 - Vacant housing units 56,484 7.8
Other Pacific Islander 2 208 - For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 11,912 1.6
Some other race 47,845 2.8  
Two or more races 23,953 1.4 Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 1.8 (X)
      Rental vacancy rate (percent) 7.6 (X)
Race alone or in combination with one or  
more other races: 3 HOUSING TENURE
White 1,554,164 90.8 Occupied housing units 666,184 100.0
Black or African American 75,833 4.4 Owner-occupied housing units 449,317 67.4
American Indian and Alaska Native 22,204 1.3 Renter-occupied housing units 216,867 32.6
Asian 26,809 1.6  
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,733 0.1 Average household size of owner-occupied units 2.63 (X)
Some other race 55,996 3.3 Average household size of renter-occupied units 2.20 (X)
- Represents zero or rounds to zero. (X) Not applicable.
1 Other Asian alone, or two or more Asian categories.
2 Other Pacific Islander alone, or two or more Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander categories.
3 In combination with one or more of the other races listed. The following six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages
may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.
 
Table DP-2.Profile of Selected Social Characteristics: 2000
Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT     NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH    
         Population 3 years and over              Total population 1,711,263 100.0
         enrolled in school 480,705 100.0 Native 1,636,625 95.6
Nursery school, preschool 30,386 6.3     Born in United States 1,626,363 95.0
Kindergarten 25,269 5.3         State of residence 1,147,815 67.1
Elementary school (grades 1-8) 204,490 42.5         Different state 478,548 28.0
High school (grades 9-12) 108,245 22.5   Born outside United States 10,262 0.6
College or graduate school 112,315 23.4 Foreign born 74,638 4.4
      Entered 1990 to March 2000 43,162 2.5
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT       Naturalized citizen 23,918 1.4
      Population 25 years and over 1,087,241 100.0   Not a citizen 50,720 3.0
Less than 9th grade 58,376 5.4      
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 87,485 8.0 REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN    
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 339,952 31.3 Total (excluding born at sea) 74,638 100.0
Some college, no degree 263,692 24.3 Europe 10,837 14.5
Associate degree 79,596 7.3 Asia 19,202 25.7
Bachelor's degree 179,181 16.5 Africa 2,649 3.5
Graduate or professional degree 78,959 7.3 Oceania 347 0.5
      Latin America 39,991 53.6
Percent high school graduate or higher 86.6 (X) Northern America 1,612 2.2
Percent bachelor's degree or higher 23.7 (X)      
      LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
MARITAL STATUS       Population 5 years and over 1,594,700 100.0
      Population 15 years and over 1,342,422 100.0 English only 1,469,046 92.1
Never married 346,102 25.8 Language other than English 125,654 7.9
Now married, except separated 770,109 57.4     Speak English less than "very well" 57,772 3.6
Separated 15,034 1.1     Spanish 77,655 4.9
Widowed 89,953 6.7       Speak English less than "very well" 39,825 2.5
   Female 74,341 5.5      Other Indo-European languages 27,905 1.7
Divorced 121,224 9.0       Speak English less than "very well" 7,862 0.5
  Female 66,973 5.0     Asian and Pacific Island languages 15,014 0.9
            Speak English less than "very well" 8,142 0.5
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS          
     Grandparent living in household with one or     ANCESTRY (single or multiple)    
     more own grandchildren under 18 years 17,401 100.0      Total population 1,711,263 100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren 8,454 48.6      Total ancestries reported 1,957,736 114.4
      Arab 4,696 0.3
VETERAN STATUS     Czech 1 93,286 5.5
       Civilian population 18 years and over 1,253,717 100.0 Danish 52,470 3.1
Civilian veterans 173,189 13.8 Dutch 38,523 2.3
      English 163,651 9.6
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN     French (except Basque) 1 44,841 2.6
  NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION     French Canadian 1 6,704 0.4
    Population 5 to 20 years 408,944 100.0 German 661,133 38.6
With a disability 27,486 6.7 Greek 3,161 0.2
      Hungarian 2,740 0.2
    Population 21 to 64 years 935,583 100.0 Irish 1 229,805 13.4
With a disability 142,647 15.2 Italian 42,979 2.5
    Percent employed 64.9 (X) Lithuanian 3,215 0.2
No disability 792,936 84.8 Norwegian 39,536 2.3
   Percent employed 84.4 (X) Polish 62,475 3.7
      Portuguese 1,226 0.1
     Population 65 years and over 216,774 100.0 Russian 11,002 0.6
With a disability 80,401 37.1 Scotch-Irish 24,964 1.5
      Scottish 23,173 1.4
RESIDENCE IN 1995     Slovak 896 0.1
    Population 5 years and over 1,594,700 100.0 Subsaharan African 5,195 0.3
Same house in 1995 872,471 54.7 Swedish 84,294 4.9
Different house in the US in 1995 693,947 43.5 Swiss 8,596 0.5
   Same county 372,885 23.4 Ukrainian 1,944 0.1
   Different county 321,062 20.1 United States or American 76,910 4.5
     Same state 167,037 10.5 Welsh 10,374 0.6
     Different state 154,025 9.7 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) 753 -
Elsewhere in 1995 28,282 1.8 Other ancestries 259,194 15.1
- Represents zero or rounds to zero. (X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes
Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.
Source:  U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.
 
Table DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics:  2000
Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent
EMPLOYMENT STATUS     INCOME IN 1999    
    Population 16 years and over 1,315,715 100.0       Households 666,995 100.0
In labor force 917,470 69.7 Less than $10,000 55,340 8.3
   Civilian labor force 909,524 69.1 $10,000 to $14,999 43,915 6.6
     Employed 877,237 66.7 $15,000 to $24,999 98,663 14.8
     Unemployed 32,287 2.5 $25,000 to $34,999 97,932 14.7
        Percent of civilian labor force 3.5 (X) $35,000 to $49,999 122,654 18.4
    Armed Forces 7,946 0.6 $50,000 to $74,999 136,141 20.4
Not in labor force 398,245 30.3 $75,000 to $99,999 58,361 8.7
      $100,000 to $149,999 36,565 5.5
     Females 16 years and over 675,106 100.0 $150,000 to $199,999 8,551 1.3
In labor force 431,509 63.9 $200,000 or more 8,873 1.3
  Civilian labor force 430,135 63.7 Median household income (dollars) 39,250 (X)
    Employed 414,732 61.4      
      With earnings 550,074 82.5
     Own children under 6 years 135,904 100.0   Mean earnings (dollars)1 48,160 (X)
All parents in family in labor force 94,858 69.8 With Social Security income 175,925 26.4
        Mean Social Security income (dollars)1 11,447 (X)
COMMUTING TO WORK     With Supplemental Security Income 19,743 3.0
      Workers 16 years and over 873,197 100.0   Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)1 6,370 (X)
Car, truck, or van - - drove alone 698,680 80.0 With public assistance income 18,640 2.8
Car, truck, or van - - carpooled 91,901 10.5    Mean public assistance income (dollars)1 2,324 (X)
Public transportation (including taxicab) 6,260 0.7 With retirement income 85,493 12.8
Walked 28,003 3.2     Mean retirement income (dollars)1 15,163 (X)
Other means 7,837 0.9      
Worked at home 40,516 4.6       Families 446,551 100.0
Mean travel time to work (minutes)1 18.0 (X) Less than $10,000 18,223 4.1
      $10,000 to $14,999 16,748 3.8
     Employed civilian population     $15,000 to $24,999 49,310 11.0
     16 years and over 877,237 100.0 $25,000 to $34,999 59,142 13.2
OCCUPATION     $35,000 to $49,999 90,440 20.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 289,073 33.0 $50,000 to $74,999 113,544 25.4
Service occupations 127,865 14.6 $75,000 to $99,999 51,468 11.5
Sales and office occupations 231,800 26.4 $100,000 to $149,999 32,514 7.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 14,136 1.6 $150,000 to $199,999 7,539 1.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance     $200,000 or more 7,623 1.7
 occupations 81,626 9.3 Median family income (dollars) 48,032 (X)
Production, transportation, and material moving          
 occupations 132,737 15.1 Per capita income (dollars)1 19,613 (X)
      Median earnings (dollars):    
INDUSTRY     Male full-time, year-round workers 31,965 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining…………………… 48,942 5.6 Female full-time, year-round workers 23,598 (X)
Construction 56,794 6.5      
Manufacturing 107,439 12.2   Number Percent
Wholesale trade 31,265 3.6   below below
Retail trade 106,303 12.1   poverty poverty
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 53,922 6.1 Subject level level
Information 21,732 2.5      
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and     POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
  leasing 67,370 7.7       Families 29,977 6.7
Professional, scientific, management, administrative,     With related children under 18 years 23,367 10.2
  and waste management services 63,663 7.3    With related children under 5 years 12,094 13.3
Educational, health and social services 181,833 20.7      
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and           Families with female householder, no    
  food services 63,635 7.3         husband present 14,126 24.0
Other services (except public administration) 40,406 4.6 With related children under 18 years 13,078 31.0
Public administration 33,933 3.9   With related children under 5 years 6,718 44.9
           
CLASS OF WORKER          Individuals 161,269 9.7
Private wage and salary workers 676,384 77.1 18 years and over 106,792 8.8
Government workers 120,159 13.7    65 years and over 17,385 8.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated     Related children under 18 years 52,019 11.8
 business 76,150 8.7    Related children 5 to 17 years 36,073 11.1
Unpaid family workers 4,544 0.5 Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 59,653 11.1
- Represents zero or rounds to zero. (X) Not applicable.
1 If the denominator of a mean value or per capita value is less than 30, then that value is calculated using a rounded aggregate in the numerator.  See text.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.
 
Table DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics:  2000
Subject Number Percent Subject Number Percent
   Total housing units 722,668 100.0 OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE         Occupied housing units 666,184 100.0
1-unit, detached 519,763 71.9 1.00 or less 648,100 97.3
1-unit, attached 20,916 2.9 1.01 to 1.50 10,578 1.6
2 units 18,728 2.6 1.51 or more 7,506 1.1
3 or 4 units 21,449 3.0      
5 to 9 units 27,368 3.8       Specified owner-occupied units 370,495 100.0
10 to 19 units 32,781 4.5 VALUE    
20 or more units 44,150 6.1 Less than $50,000 68,758 18.6
Mobile home 37,033 5.1 $50,000 to $99,999 158,724 42.8
Boat, RV, van, etc 480 0.1 $100,000 to $149,999 86,525 23.4
      $150,000 to $199,999 30,833 8.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT     $200,000 to $299,999 18,219 4.9
1999 to March 2000 14,567 2.0 $300,000 to $499,999 5,798 1.6
1995 to 1998 44,594 6.2 $500,000 to $999,999 1,334 0.4
1990 to 1994 38,748 5.4 $1,000,000 or more 304 0.1
1980 to 1989 74,294 10.3 Median (dollars) 88,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 136,263 18.9      
1960 to 1969 96,833 13.4 MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 134,604 18.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 182,765 25.3 With a mortgage 240,096 64.8
          Less than $300 1,828 0.5
ROOMS         $300 to $499 21,213 5.7
1 room 9,339 1.3     $500 to $699 46,298 12.5
2 rooms 25,721 3.6     $700 to $999 75,390 20.3
3 rooms 60,913 8.4     $1,000 to $1,499 65,379 17.6
4 rooms 105,882 14.7     $1,500 to $1,999 19,099 5.2
5 rooms 135,263 18.7     $2,000 or more 10,889 2.9
6 rooms 118,393 16.4     Median (dollars) 895 (X)
7 rooms 98,664 13.7 Not mortgaged 130,399 35.2
8 rooms 79,531 11.0      Median (dollars) 283 (X)
9 or more rooms 88,962 12.3      
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X) SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
      AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
     Occupied housing units 666,184 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT     Less than 15.0 percent 156,000 42.1
1999 to March 2000 133,706 20.1 15.0 to 19.9 percent 71,511 19.3
1995 to 1998 181,747 27.3 20.0 to 24.9 percent 51,203 13.8
1990 to 1994 104,679 15.7 25.0 to 29.9 percent 31,407 8.5
1980 to 1989 102,573 15.4 30.0 to 34.9 percent 19,019 5.1
1970 to 1979 72,871 10.9 35.0 percent or more 39,194 10.6
1969 or earlier 70,608 10.6 Not computed 2,161 0.6
           
VEHICLES AVAILABLE          Specified renter-occupied units 207,216 100.0
None 41,842 6.3 GROSS RENT    
1 206,844 31.0 Less than $200 12,512 6.0
2 269,069 40.4 $200 to $299 16,814 8.1
3 or more 148,429 22.3 $300 to $499 71,777 34.6
      $500 to $749 68,270 32.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL     $750 to $999 17,168 8.3
Utility gas 454,905 68.3 $1,000 to $1,499 5,879 2.8
Bottled, tank, or LP gas 68,768 10.3 $1,500 or more 2,082 1.0
Electricity 122,259 18.4 No cash rent 12,714 6.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc 8,227 1.2 Median (dollars) 491 (X)
Coal or coke 81 -      
Wood 7,321 1.1 GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 124 -   HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 3,389 0.5 Less than 15.0 percent 44,414 21.4
No fuel used 1,110 0.2 15.0 to 19.9 percent 33,579 16.2
      20.0 to 24.9 percent 29,102 14.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS     25.0 to 29.9 percent 21,239 10.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 2,408 0.4 30.0 to 34.9 percent 14,332 6.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 3,990 0.6 35.0 percent or more 48,793 23.5
No telephone service 12,838 1.9 Not computed 15,757 7.6
- Represents zero or rounds to zero.  (X) Not applicable.
Source:U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000.