Nebraska Quick Facts
People QuickFacts Nebraska USA
Population, 2013 estimate 1,868,516 316,128,839
Population, 2012 estimate 1,855,350 313,873,685
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 1,826,341 308,747,716
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 2.3% 2.4%
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 1.6% 1.7%
Population, 2010 1,826,341 308,745,538
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2012 7.1% 6.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2012 25.0% 23.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2012 13.9% 13.7%
Female persons, percent, 2012 50.3% 50.8%
White alone, percent, 2012 (a) 89.9% 77.9%
Black or African American alone, percent, 2012 (a) 4.8% 13.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2012 (a) 1.3% 1.2%
Asian alone, percent, 2012 (a) 2.0% 5.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2012 (a) 0.1% 0.2%
Two or More Races, percent, 2012 1.9% 2.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012 (b) 9.7% 16.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2012 81.4% 63.0%
Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012 83.2% 84.8%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012 6.2% 12.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012 10.4% 20.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012 90.4% 85.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012 28.1% 28.5%
Veterans, 2008-2012 146,852 21,853,912
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012 18.1 25.4
Housing units, 2012 804,266 132,452,405
Homeownership rate, 2008-2012 67.6% 65.5%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012 19.7% 25.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012 $126,700 $181,400
Households, 2008-2012 721,026 115,226,802
Persons per household, 2008-2012 2.46 2.61
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012 $26,523 $28,051
Median household income, 2008-2012 $51,381 $53,046
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012 12.4% 14.9%
Business QuickFacts Nebraska USA
Private nonfarm establishments, 2011 51,553 7,354,043
Private nonfarm employment, 2011 797,681 113,425,965
Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2010-2011 3.7% 1.3%
Nonemployer establishments/firms, 2011 125,943 22,491,080
Nonemployer establishments/firms, 2010 123,900 22,110,600
Employer establishments, 2010 42,000 5,734,500
Total number of firms, 2010 165,900 27,845,100
Total number of firms, 2007 159,665 27,092,908
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.8% 7.1%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.4% 0.9%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.4% 5.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 0.0% 0.1%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 1.9% 8.3%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 25.7% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 40,157,999 5,319,456,312
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 24,019,868 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 26,486,612 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $14,965 $12,990
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 2,685,580 613,795,732
Building permits, 2012 6,116 829,658
Geography QuickFacts Nebraska USA
Land area in square miles, 2010 76,824.17 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 23.8 87.4
FIPS Code 31  
(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms
Source: US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts
Last updated: 5/2/2014 10:03
by Nebraska Databook
email: michael.lundeen@nebraska.gov